Meet Me at the Park Scarf
October 18, 2010
October 21, 2010

Meet Me at the Park Scarf

Project info
Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks by Morgen Dämmerung
Neck / TorsoScarf
my cousin Laura, for her 40th birthday
One size
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Pagewood Farm Yukon
none left in stash
1 skein = 450.0 yards (411.5 meters), 124 grams

“honey, baby
meet me at the park
I know no one that makes me more happy”

Since this is fingering weight yarn, I’m holding it doubled. Fingering weight doubled creates roughly a DK weight yarn, so I’m using smaller needles than the pattern calls for. I’m also casting on 35 stitches instead of the 4+1 equation of 33 so that I can add an extra knit stitch to either end. Hopefully this slight garter edge will keep it from the dreaded curling disease, non?

The instructions for how to make the star pattern are unclear. Well, several things could be written a little more neatly in this pattern, but especially the star design. What you are actually doing to make the star is:

p3tog, creating one new stitch on right needle while leaving stitches on the left needle. Make a yo on right needle (creating your second stitch on the right needle), then p3tog into original stitches on left needle again. Now you should have three stitches on your right needle.

This essentially binds three stitches together all at once and then expands them immediately again in the next row, creating the “star” design. Sort of imagine you are pinching the stitches.

Gotta say, even knitting loosely this pattern is a bitch and a half on my hands. I’m only knitting a little bit at a time because I’m really trying not to destroy them! So I knit a few rows, set it down, do something else, knit a few more rows, rinse, repeat… But I do need to have this finished by the end of the week. Eep!

Finished it the day I traveled down to Georgia - knitting the whole way on the plane and then another hour or so in front of the TV. It looks gorgeous but my left hand is numb. Ouch. Totally never doing this pattern again.

Please note that this pattern absolutely devours yarn - it really is almost a crochet-knit hybrid. My scarf was only about 36 inches long, unstretched, and maybe 5 inches wide. I used the sewn bind off from Knitting Daily.

Like my nostepinne? It’s name is Linty. Heheh.

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by Pagewood Farm
70% Merino, 20% Rayon from Bamboo, 10% Nylon
450 yards / 107 grams

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  • Project created: October 18, 2010
  • Finished: October 21, 2010
  • Updated: February 20, 2017
  • Progress updates: 6 updates