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11/23/2009 11:14:50 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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I think Picasso is a great yarn for this scarf - which is a beautiful pattern. But I`m a bit goggle-eyed about the cast-on - 355 stitches. That`s 26sts/in, if the model scarf turned out at 54in. Is there a math problem with this, or does linen stitch really work at that gauge?

I`ve ordered a 40in cord for this project, lol. Maybe having it will inspire me to try Magic Loop socks.
11/23/2009 11:52:43 AM
Lisa W
Lisa W
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um...i think, miss accountant...that it works out to about 6.25ish st/inch...heheheh...
11/23/2009 12:05:05 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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Snerk. OK, that should have been 26sts/4in. Brain freeze happens even here in sunny SoCal. Somehow that gauge with Tapestry yarn and a US8 needle just doesn`t compute for me.
11/23/2009 4:44:35 PM
Lisa W
Lisa W
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i figured that`s what you meant...just being silly...on the page for the Cerus scarf she mentions that Tapestry is usually 22st/4"....i know the couple of things i`ve done in linen stitch have been smaller gauge than usual with a really nice fabric...very like woven...
11/23/2009 5:19:17 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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I knew you knew. ;) Your comments on the linen stitch are the info I was needing. Thanks. Stay warm!
11/23/2009 6:02:12 PM
Marta
Marta
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In my experience with linen stitch iI`ve always had to use larger needles than the yarn would normally call for, unless I was looking for a stiff fabric for a particular project. You should swatch to make sure you are happy with the drape, before embarking on the 355 stitch (or whatever you decide) cast-on.
11/23/2009 7:10:29 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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Thanks much. I want to make a special scarf for DH for Christmas and I know I`m running short on time. Your advice is very welcome!
11/24/2009 10:17:18 AM
jimaryfrei@aol.com
jimaryfrei@aol.com
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Well, CBM, I just happen to be knitting Cerus at the moment, and I`m using Tapestry, too. I`m into the second skein and I`m really liking the result. It`s slow going for a while, until linen stitch becomes second nature, but I don`t find the 355 stitches becoming tedious (yet). The fabric is lovely - soft, thin (a big surprize) and with a nice halo. Knit on! -Mary
11/24/2009 10:22:44 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
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Thanks, Mary. I love Tapestry yarn and now I have to decide whether DH`s scarf should be in that rather than Picasso.
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