Saroyan Scarf, Parts 1-3

Saroyan Scarf, Parts 1-3


In this tutorial weíre going to cover the
tricky parts of this scarf. Itís called Saroyan, and itís designed by
Liz Abinante of feministy.com. If youíd like your free copy of this pattern,
you can just click the link in the video description below to be taken to my website, where you
will link to the pattern, and the details of what youíll need to knit this. Now this is a great first lace project, or
a good lace project if youíre not that comfortable with lace yet. We use worsted-weight yarn, and size ten needles,
which is much easier to do a lace project than the normal super thin yarn that we use
and smaller needles. And, of course, if youíve done any of my
other tutorials, you know that I believe that this is a great way to learn a new technique. So bigger yarn, bigger needles. The lace part of this is really just an edging,
so itís not a ton of lace project all at once. And Liz has done a great thing for us. Sheís given us a pattern with both written
and charted instructions. So if youíre not that familiar with knitting
lace and you donít know which one you prefer yet, you can get a taste of both of them in
this pattern. I guess the last reason is that this is a
beautiful scarf! Itís fun to knit, and it ends up being really pretty when youíre finished
with it. So in this tutorial, in the next section,
weíre going to talk about construction and how this goes together. And weíre going to go through the entire
lace repeat. Okay, letís get started right away with knitting
this scarf. First, letís take a look at what the finished
scarf looks like. Here is my sample out of this beautiful yarn. And I think this pattern is one of those patterns
that when you match up the right yarn with the pattern, it is so pretty. So we have this leaf pattern going here on
the edge. We have garter stitch going on the first four
stitches, or last four of every row. And then this panel of stockinette right here
increases. And the lace pattern is a 14 row repeat. And
each repeat makes one leaf. So itís easy to count and keep track of where
you are. Okay. And here is ñ weíre going to take a look
at the pattern. Here is the basic construction of the scarf. You have an increase section. And then when
you have the scarf as wide as youíd like, you have a long straight section where you
donít do any increases, and then the tail end of the scarf is a decrease section back
down to just a few stitches. And if you follow the pattern as she wrote
it, I think the next page tells us, yes. We have six increases, ten straight section
repeats, and another six decreases to get us back down. And thatís with the worsted weight yarn and
the gauge she gives us in the pattern. Now letís take a look at the pattern. This section here is what I actually prefer
to follow, the written instructions. It goes row by row for the lace section, and
the written instructions, she also tells us where we need to increase for the increase
sections. And then this little chart right here is the
charted instructions for the lace. And weíre going to go over how to use both of those. Either one youíre using, I really recommend
that you have a row counter. Like this. To keep track of where you are. And Iíll give you a link to this awesome
row counter that Iím using here, that I always use. Okay, as usual, Iíve knit up a big sample,
using chunky yarn and much bigger needles so you can see whatís happening here. Iíve repeated one leaf section and while
I was repeating one leaf section, I also started the stem of the next leaf. So the first leaf doesnít have a stem. So
as you knit a leaf, you knit the stem for the next leaf. And thatís where I am right now. Iíve just
finished one repeat of the lace pattern, in this sample. And before we go any further. If youíre nervous at all about working this
and messing up, because if you mess up in lace, it can be tricky to either tink back
stitch by stitch, or rip your needle out and start over again. So Iím going to recommend using lifelines. And to make a life line, a pro-active lifeline,
meaning youíre going to put it in before you make a mistake, I like to use a smooth
sock yarn in a contrasting color. And just run a tapestry needle with the yarn
through every stitch on the needle. This is so much easier if youíre using circular
needles, because you can slide the stitches to the cord, and have a little bit more room. Whoops ñ you know what I donít want to do?
I donít really want to grab the stitch markers in this! The stitch markers are all placed
in the setup row. Iím going to run into a problem when I knit
this first row, because I grabbed the stitch marker! But these stitch markers are pretty cool in
the way I can snap them apart. So Iíll do that when we get to the first
row. Okay, now I have this lifeline put in. Iím
just going to keep knitting with the lifeline there, and if I make a mistake in the next
leaf and I have to rip out, I can rip out, all my stitches are held safely on this scrap
yarn. I donít have to try to pick up any yarn overs,
or knit two togethers, or anything else that causes a mess when you rip things out. And if youíre really worried about it, I
recommend putting in a lifeline after every leaf that you finish. Okay. So weíre going to start with row 1. And row 1, youíll want to look at ñ if youíre
going to use the charted instructions, youíll want to look at the written instructions and
the charted instructions. Because the only part thatís in the chart
is the actual lace section, which is in the parenthesis in the brackets here. But you want to follow the instructions in
the written instructions to see where youíre going to put the increases in the increase
section. This will all be clear in a moment. So, you already have your free pattern and
youíre already following along. The first bit of instructions tell me to knit
four, because we have a garter stitch edge here. The first four stitches of every knit row
and the last four stitches of every purl row are knit. And now Iím coming to my marker thatís stuck. So snapped my stitch marker open [laughs],
Iím closing it again, and Iíll give you a link to these awesome stitch markers in
the video description below. Okay, the next part tells us to knit to marker. Um, and I want to run over this really quickly. We cast-on 11. The setup row tells us where
to place the markers, and then we knit the first few so we have this garter stitch border. Thatís before we get into the repeat. Iím just starting out right with the repeat
here. And Iím knitting to the marker right now. Okay, here I am at the marker. It says Make 1 left. Make 1 left is a one-stitch, left-leaning
increase that ends up being pretty invisible. What Iím going to do is Iím going to find
the bar between the two stitches, between the stitch on the right needle and the stitch
on the left needle, Iím going to pick it up from front to back on the left needle. Iím more coordinated with my right hand,
so I pick it up front to back with my right hand, and hand it to my left needle. Then weíre going to knit that stitch through
the back loop. If you have a hard time getting your needle
in through the back loop like that, it means youíre doing it correctly. If itís easy to get your needle in, youíre
probably not putting the right twist on the stitch, so follow this again. Pick it up front to back, and through the
back loop. Another thing I like to do is my put my needle
through the front loop, and roll it over like that. Okay. So Iím going to do that, Iíve increased
by one, Iíve slipped that marker, and then Iím going to knit three, yarn over, knit
one, yarn over, knit two. Okay. Most important! Iím going to lick my
row counter [laughs] to let me know Iíve just finished row 1. Row 2, is purl six, kfb, which is knit front
back. Another one stitch increase. So I knit a stitch normally, but I leave that
stitch on the left needle, swing my right needle around to the back loop of that stitch,
knit it, then pull the old stitch off the left needle, knit one, slip marker. And the wrong side rows are always the same
here. You always purl between the two markers in
the middle. And then knit the last four. Row 3. Is not an increase. Not an increase row, so
this is all just straight knitting between the two markers, no make 1 here. Letís take a look at the chart for this one. Here is row 3, because it is a right side
odd numbered row, Iím going to read it from right to left. So I have, um, see, Iím not as quick with
the charts. To go down here and refer to it this way. Itís knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, yarn over, knit
1, yarn over, knit 3. And everything is explained here in the chart. Okay. Knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, yarn over, knit 1,
yarn over, knit 3. And if youíre ending up with the right number
of stitches at the end of the row, you know youíre doing well! Let me get that out of the way. Row 4 is purl 8. Kfb again. So you knit a stitch normally,
leaving the old stitch on the left needle, swing your right needle around to the back
loop of that stitch, pull that through, old stitch off the left needle. Knit 2, slip the marker, and wrong side rows
are purling between the two markers, and knitting the last 4. Iíll tell you, when I made this scarf I didnít
memorize the lace chart, but it ends up being pretty easy to memorize everything else. Row 5 is another increase row. So I knit the first 4, slip the marker, knit
up to the next marker, Iím going to do a make 1 again. So I find the bar between those two stitches,
put my left needle in from front to back, and knit that through the back loop. Increase
by one. And then itís knit 2, purl 2, knit 3, yarn
over, knit 1, yarn over. Which is interesting, because the yarn over,
knit 1, yarn overs are giving us this base of the left right here. Knit 4. Okay. Row 6, just so I mention it here. We read all the right side rows ñ and Liz
has made it easy for us to tell which direction to read the chart, because she has the numbers
from the place that you should start reading them. So row 6 is an odd numbered row, and weíre
going to start reading the lace chart from left to right. Just some basic chart reading help there. Okay row 6 is purl 10. Kfb. Knit 3. Slip marker, now Iím purling. My hands are
moving faster than my mouth. I should mention, Iím using double pointed
needles here, I donít really recommend that you use double pointed needles for this, but
when Iím working on the table like this and demonstrating, itís best that I use the shortest
needles I can. Otherwise they just flop around on the table! Row 7, is another increase row. So I knit up to the second marker. Make 1 left. Knit 2, Iím getting tangled here, just a
moment. Knit 2, purl 3. And now weíre starting the top of the leaf,
so Iím going to do an SSK, which is a slip slip knit. And Iím going to demonstrate it here, but
Iíll also give you links to slow technique videos that give you each one of these stitches,
more slowly. Iím going to slip one stitch as if to knit,
slip a second stitch as if to knit, take the tip of my left needle and put it through the
front of those two stitches, wrap the back needle, and pull it through. Iíve just decreased by one, with a left leaning
decrease. Now I knit 5. And Iím going to decrease the other side
of the leaf with a right leaning decrease, which is just a knit two together, and knit
1. Row 8 is purl 8. Kfb, knit front back. Purl 1, knit 3, and then back to our normal
wrong side purling and knitting the last four. Nine ñ is another increase row. If you canít tell, thatís the first thing
I do when I look at the instructions, is I see if my rowís an increase row, because
this first part of the right side row is all the same until you get up to the second marker. Then it either is or is not an increase row. This one is. So Iíll Make 1, slip the marker. Knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, then another
SSK, slip one as if to knit, slip two as if to knit, put your left needle through the
front of those two stitches, wrap the back needle and pull it through. Knit 3, knit two together, knit 1. Row 10 is purl 6. Kfb, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3. Something youíll find really handy while
knitting this pattern, is if you can knit without watching your handy because you can
keep your eye on the pattern and read what youíre supposed to do next, and just let
your hands do it! Instead of watching everything youíre doing. Um, it might take some practice, but if you
can learn that, it will help you work the lace section. Row 11 is not an increase. Whoops, I have a stitch here that didnít
get pulled through. Row 11 is knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3,
SSK, slip slip, knit 1, knit two together, knit 1. Weíre almost through this first leaf. 12 is purl 4, weíre getting fewer and fewer
stitches in the lace section. KFB, knit 2, purl 1, knit 3. But this middle stockinette section is getting
bigger! Which makes for good TV knitting, if you ask me. Okay 13. This is where we start running into some interesting
stitches. 13 is an increase row. So Iíll Make 1 here. And now weíre going to start really decreasing
for the top of the leaf. Knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 4. And the next stitch is SLK2P, [laughs]. What that means is weíre going to slip one,
and you always slip as if to purl. Put your needle in like youíre going to purl,
and slide it over. Then weíre going to knit the next two stitches
together. Then weíre going to take the tip of our left
needle and grab that stitch that we slipped, and basically bind it off over the last stitch
that we worked. This is going to give us a nice point at the
top of the leaf. And then we knit 1. And this is the last row of the leaf pattern. Starts us off with purl two together. And then the next bit of instructions say
to bind off 3. Liz doesnít specify, Iím going to suggest
binding off purl-wise, to give us a nice edge on the front of the work. So Iím going to purl 1 stitch, pull the first
stitch over the other to bind off 1. Purl another stitch, pull that stitch over
the other one to bind off two. Purl one more, that is three stitches bound
off. Knit 1, purl 1, knit 3. Okay that is the end ñ Oh! You see my needles
are too short here! Iím glad Iím done with that leaf section!
My needles wonít hold much more than that! [laughs] Now that Iíve finished one leaf section,
I want to reset my counter back to zero. Because Iíll want it back to start Row 1
again with the next leaf pattern, and Iíll want to add another lifeline to my work, so
that if I do make a mistake in the next leaf, I can rip back to this place where I know
Iíve done just fine. Thereís the leaf we just made, and here you
can see the stem going up to this leaf. One more thing before we move on. If youíre ever not diligent with your row
counter and you lose track of where you are, and what part of the lace pattern youíre
in, you can just go back to the lace chart, and if you have kind of an idea of where you
are, you can count the number of stitches after the last marker, and then see which
row it corresponds with. Because any, um, any box on here that isnít
grayed out is a live stitch. So if you find that you have seven stitches,
you can just count across and see which rows have seven stitches, and see which one you
finished last. Okay, next up, [laughs], Yes! Weíre going to talk about blocking the scarf,
and doing the finishing work on the scarf. Once youíve finished your scarf, youíve
done the increase sections, the straight sections, and the decrease sections. Using the amount
of yarn that Liz recommends in the pattern, you should end up with a scarf that is about
six feet long. Thatís what mine ended up being. And then youíll want to weave in the ends
and block it. And you can do a full on wet block, where
you soak it in the water and then lay it out flat to dry. Or you can steam block it. Really, the technique for how you pin it out
is the same. Iím going to demonstrate with an iron and
steam blocking here in this video. So letís go ahead and take a look. Hereís my finished scarf, and Iím going
to demonstrate how to pin it out. And if the scarf is wet, youíll be doing
the same thing. Iím going to pin out a dry scarf and then
apply some steam to it. So I have my pins here. And the first thing that I want to do is I
want to make this edge straight. It wonít stay that way, which is fine, but
Iím going to go ahead and pin it out to begin with. And blocking boards are very handy for this,
but if you donít have one, you can always just use an ironing board, or something else
that you can pin into. But I love having this grid on here to make
it really easy for me. Now, I have already steamed this out, so my
leaves are looking pretty good. They are starting to curl up a little bit. So Iím going to pin each leaf out like this,
and pin the top point of the leaf out. Thatís going to give each leaf really nice
shape. Mineís looking a little rough because itís
been shoved in a bag [laughs], waiting for today when weíre doing the video shoot. Okay, that looks good. And, no real need for me to pin this side.
Itís staying pretty nicely. So I have a steam iron here. And Iím not
going to press down, but Iím going to let the steam soak into the fabric. Pressing down will really flatten out your
stitches. But just floating the iron over the work on
the hottest setting gets some steam in there. And then while itís still warm, pat it out,
even out your stitches in the middle, there you go. My blocking board is just too short for me
to do this whole thing at once. So I did most of it, and then let it cool
like this, and then did the last section, because itís longer than my blocking board. Anyway, you let it cool like this it will
flatten and dry like this, and it will stay mostly like this, until you shove it into
a bag, like I did! And then you take the pins out, and you can
wear it! Anyway, thatís it, the Saroyan Scarf. Have fun knitting it! [music] [singing, funk music] Heís no dancing bear.
He donít dance.

99 thoughts on “Saroyan Scarf, Parts 1-3

  • I think yarn bowls can be really beautiful, but they make no sense for me and how I knit. 🙂 My knitting is always on-the-go with me, and I can't have my working yarn trapped in a clay pot. My yarn rolls around on the table when I'm demonstrating here in videos, but I really don't have this problem when I'm knitting other times. 🙂

  • @Zelia Zuidema – if you're wanting to learn how to knit, you should check out my "Learn to Knit Your First Scarf" videos. That will take you through all of the basics. Good luck!

  • there are stitch counter apps on the Iphone. I have Counter Pro. It lets you have 6 projects at a time. Saves $ and one less thing to carry. I do not have any affiliation with this App.

  • The very beginning of the scarf is all clear in the pattern. Just click the link in the video description field (just below the video) to be taken to my website. There you will see "FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD", which will take you to the Ravelry page where you can download the free pattern. The cast-on number and bottom border are all clear in the pattern. After that, the first leaf pattern you knit is exactly as I demonstrate it in the second. Good luck!

  • Really funny, I was going to knit this as a christmas present and was sort of planning on muddling through for a little, because this pattern is kind of complex. But of course you were there to save the day. 🙂 Thanks so much, you rock!

  • Hey Staci, when a pattern calls for an increase or decrease but does not tell you which inc/dec method to use is there a "rule-of-thumb" way to do it? For example I have a blanket pattern that says to dec 9 st evenly over 112 st – but doesnt tell you how, should i ssk or k2tog? thanks !!

  • No simple rule of thumb, but here are the things to consider. Regarding decreases, you can always k2tog (the easiest decrease to work), unless you are working on something where mirrored decreases are necessary – then you want to use k2tog and ssk so the two sides are mirrored. Increases – kfb is the easiest to work, but it leaves a purl "bump", Make 1s are the most invisible. I always go with the simplest stitch (k2tog or kfb), then adjust accordingly if the pattern cries out for it. 🙂

  • Thank you! As usual I can rely on you to explain things easily! You are like my online tutor, whenever I need to learn something I just check out your videos and there it is! Thank you again!

  • Hi Staci, I wanted to know if you had any tips for how to make the sides of my knitting neater, the stitches on the sides are always so loose especially when the very first stitch is a purl – i've tried to keep good tension when I begin the first stitch but somehow they are always loose and bumpy, please help !

  • Good tension can be a difficult thing, especially edge tension. In my experience, really good tension is the last thing knitters achieve as they improve. You can watch my video called "Knitting Help – Getting Good Tension" for more info. There is no quick answer – it takes focus and time. Good luck!

  • Hi, I was interested in the stitch markers you show in the video. I know that you say they are on your FAQ page and I have looked several times, but don't find the information. Do you mind sharing where to find them?

  • Yes – there is a link on my FAQ page to the stitch markers I use. Since I can't give you a direct link here in the comments, I'll tell you that it's on my FAQ page under the header "Knitting Supplies", "Where did you get the ball chain stitch markers you use?". They are from an Etsy shop called Rycrafty. Visit my FAQ page for the link. Good luck!

  • Thank you for telling us simple ways to do this. Being a relatively novice knitter I have always felt like my knitting wasn't up to par if I didn't use some complicated method like many of the pros use. You really are the best!!!

  • I am almost 1/2 way through my saroyan!! I am sooooo excited! Hoping to finish it before leaving for our Christmas trip!!!! 😀 Thank you for doing this video!!! 😀

  • When I say "advanced beginner", it's really just about how comfortable you are with working the basics. If you're confident with casting-on, knitting, purling, basic increases and decreases, and binding-off, that's what I consider "advanced beginner". Hope that helps!

  • I've made this scarf and it was fun to knit. I was surprize how quickly I knitted it. What fun. It was real easy. Came out great.

  • I'm knitting the pattern on some lovely green yarn but I'm concerned about making mistakes…do you know how many stockinette stitches there end up being when you do the straight section? I'm a counter normally but not being able to have an exact count is bothering me.

  • Erin – I don't know an exact count…you could go through the pattern and multiply the number of increases by the number of leaf sections you repeated. Regardless, it doesn't really matter. Even if you miss an increase or add an extra one or two, the shape of the scarf will be the same.

  • Staci,
    In the charts LIz has a "B" do you know what she means. This B factor seems to be missing from the written instructions. I am confused.

  • Yes – it is there in the "chart key" under the chart. The B is "WS and RS, knit through front and back loops". Maybe you just didn't see it?

  • Hi Staci, I'm trying to make an Iris Schreier scarf from her "Scarves, wraps, etc." Do you have any modular knitting how-to videos. I'm partly visual and partly able to read patterns. I'm uncertain of the knit so many stitches, then turn and knit over so many stitches and turn completing the first triangle. It says to finish each pattern be going on to next. It really would help to see just how the triangles and diamonds are made. HELP PLEASE OH PLEASE

  • Sorry, Renee – I don't have any videos on modular knitting. I suggest you email the pattern designer directly, or check on Ravelry for a group that might be working through the same pattern where they can easily help you. Good luck!

  • Yes – if you follow the pattern, row by row, it will be clear. You start off narrow, then work the increase section, then at the center of the scarf, you start decreasing. Then the end of the scarf is narrow again.

  • Welll…I have basics and some adv. knowl. to knitting, I just don`t get the modular knitting how to – to Videos , any one that could give an idea to proceed…. Seems a little confuse how to how to knit some part of …
    Thanks.

  • I really want to do this free knit scarf pattern: shoulder shawl by caron international simply soft yarn (its on their website under free patterns) but the reviews said it was difficult to follow, and i have never really done lace before. I was wondering if you could do a video how-to on this pattern?

  • I really like that you have named something important, design features. I like to think of life in this way, often mistakes are made, stitches dropped, which must be fixed, stitch errors that can be left alone (but always seen or remembered by the artist) and those that can be thought of as +design features of our personalities. Often what makes us who we are, great design features. Thanks again for the great tutorials. I often use them when working on other patterns and need an an expert.

  • I agree with Emily, and thought this pattern was really pretty but a little daunting without a tutorial. I found the pattern on the yarnspirations website.

  • Thanks for your excellent tutorial. I just finish my saroyan scarf and I´ve a question for you: In the decrease section shouldn´t we make a decrease on rows 3 and 11?

  • Thank you for doing this pattern.  I downloaded it and have plans to make it when I finish my 3 WIP's.  I haven't made a scarf like this before so I'm hoping it's not too difficult.  I've made a lace hats before so I think I'll probably be able to do this. 🙂  I've been wanting to ask what kind of background you have.  Does one learn how to be an experienced knitter by going to school?  How does that come about?  Do you do this for a living?

  • Thank you so much for all your videos. I have one question how do you print your patterns off of raverly ?

  • I'm confused.  In the pattern she has written "Work increase sections 6 times", "Work Straight sections 10 times" and "Work decrease sections 6 times"  You only worked the increase sections.  When do you start working the Straight section and when do you start working the decrease section?  Do you work the increase section 6 times and THEN do the straight 10 times and THEN do the decrease section?  The straight section pattern looks the same as the increase section without the increases.  Am I right?  Again, thank you for doing this video.  I have more confidence to make this now.  I found Cascade 220 Tweed in Lipstick to do this scarf and I'm thinking it's really going to be pretty if i just get it right! 😀  Thanks for your help!

  • Back with more questions. 🙂  What is the green yarn you used for the scarf?  I just love it.  I started my scarf last Sat. night (5/17/14) and It's so easy I can hardly believe it!  It's my first lace scarf so I'm excited it's turning out so well.  I put up a WIP pix on Ravelry and I've done 3 more leaves today. I can't do more because of my Fibromyalgia getting in the way.  My hands and fingers start to hurt badly when I knit too long.  My question is, if I wanted to make this bigger (wider) for myself could I keep going maybe 10 leaves in the increase row and decrease row?  If so, how many should I do for the straight row?  The one I'm making now is for my daughter but I'd like to know the possibilities for me so I can plan for the amount of yarn I'll need for mine.  Thanks so much Staci for all your videos.  I'm so glad we have you to teach us!  Knitting has saved my sanity and having you here to help is just frosting on the cake! 🙂

  • Most lovely pattern.   What is the purpose of the kfb stitch?   My guess is, it is what makes the leaf slant to the left, and also forms the base for the stem of the next leaf.   I am very intrigued.

  • Hi there! Congratulation for your lovelly saroyan scarf! Amazing!!!! You know, have you ever tryed it out for a toddler for girls?! If you like the idea, would you share with me?! thanks in advance! <3

  • Hi! I'm having issues with this pattern. Do I start on the increase section after I cast and knit the 11 stitches for four rows? It seems like I'm missing a step because I don't have enough stitches to complete the first increase row.

  • Hi Staci! Thanks for this tutorial. It's great, as everything else you do. I started my Saroyan and everything was find until I got to the very end, which is Ros 13 and 14 of the last leaf in the decrease section. I have more stitches than the pattern says and I don't understand why. The pattern says for that final Row 13: k4, slm, k2tog, slm, [k2, p1, k1, p4, slk2p, k1] but I have like 5 stitches in the middle, so just one k2tog would not be possible. That means I end up with more than 11 stitches. I did 7 increase sections, 11 straight sections and 7 decrease sections. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? Thanks! Eugenia

  • Thank you very much 🙂 I just finished the increases on the pattern but I think I might do more to make it wider …your videos are amazing and very helpful thank you again

  • Staci…
    I love making these scarves! I have a question though. The K4 section wants to fold over. Am I doing something wrong or does it happen to you too?

  • Okay. Thanks. I will try that. I don't know what it is but it just along that K4 edge, it just wants to fold backwards. Thanks again 🙂

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful video tutorial.  It saved me.  I just finished my first Saroyan and would love to make more.

  • The life lines are genius!! I have watched all your videos. You explain so well. I have the confidence to knit the saroyan scarf. I'm knitting the mittens right now.

  • Hi Staci, love this scarf ,i am beginner and this is would be my lace scarf. i really need your help cus i am bit confused at the beg' of the round , Cast on 11 stitches , k4,pm,k1 ,pm k6 (do i need to increase in this round?) or just knit all stitches(row2)
    what about row 3? and how many stitches will i have at the end of row 4? do i start Increase section after the set up row ?

  • Hi staci, thanks for replying .. I am almost halfway thorough the project.. It's lovely and I'll email u my finished scarf🤗🤗

  • I love this it's so beautiful and it does look like something Dr saroyan would I'm wondering about other two mentioned in written traveling woman temperance. I watch bones the time would love see other 2 as well. Thank you for tutoria

  • hola podria por favor, de esplicarlo en español y el esquema podria ternerlo para realisarlo es muy hermoso y elegante. Pero en Español por favor.

  • Hi, how should we measure the length of the scarf? Should we start with back of the neck or from the shoulder down?
    Also, when I knit the decreasing part, there's a different line that forms as I begin decreasing. Is that OK or am I doing something wrong?

    Please reply asap as I'm very excited to continue knitting 🙂

  • Just one question… if you have to rip back to one of your life lines, how do you know where to place the stitch markers? I know the first one would go after the first 4 knit stitches but I'm confused about the 2nd marker. The pattern says there is a 5 stitch increase each 14 stitches so I was thinking I needed to add 5 stitches to for each leaf. Is that right? Thanks!

  • Hello! If I use num 5mm needles, should I make more increase rows to get the same size of the scarf as it is with 6mm needles? Thank you 🙂

  • Wonderful demo. If I want to knit this scarf straight, how many sts. Should I cast on and what row do I start with?

  • Can you tell me how many skeins of the tosh vintage you used on your scarf and did you match your gauge to the yarn called for in the pattern?

  • This was a very well taught introduction to lace. Very thankful for your time. I feel so empowered. I might now start calling myself an intermediate knitter.

  • Hi Staci, I've knitted this scarf 2 times now and thanks to you it was very easy. I just wanted to know if you had an issue with the 2nd last decrease – I found that I didn't have enough stitches to k2tog and then k1 so I didn't decrease in that row so that I was able to knit 2tog later.

  • I am very proud of myself as I am a novice knitter and have been able to follow this simple pattern, however, I am using a wool/silk thread (80/20%) and it is curling a lot. I have tried larger needles but it is still curling.I'm afraid that, if I shape it by blocking it, it will curl right back when it is worn.Any suggestions as to what is happening and how to solve this? Thanks!

  • Starting this today could i use 5.5mm as I do knit loose in Aran .. thankyou for your tutorials I’ve learnt a lot from you 😀

  • for the children of the technical age (or extraordinarily thrifty folks) I really recommend the app bee counter as a row counter. You can set up more than one project at once, set more than one count for each project, and you can even set some counts to reset to one value once you reach a different counter! It's a free app on google play, and what little advertising it includes is subtle and easy to ignore

  • i have this problem where the edges started curling after around 10-15 rows. Ive started a 2nd and loosening the sts at the edges but it still curls. Any idea how to keep it straight or shud i finish the piece and then steam it and block it. Thanks in advanced.

  • Thank you for this tutorial. I love the way you explain how to knit this shawl. Question… when you wash it, did you put it in the dryer? After washing it, how did you dry it and did you have to steam it?

  • I'm knitting this scarf second time and my k4 edge is curling again and I'm not sure why. When you knit it stay straight.

  • Thank you so for being the best knitting teacher. My knitting has improved 200%.and this pattern is so pretty.was in knitcrate.❤🧶love from Milwaukee.

  • I have some Lion Brand Thick and Quick to use, modifying the length, obviously. What size needle did you use on your demonstration with this yarn?

  • If you are using interchangeable circular needles. Thread the lifeline thread though the hole used to tighten the cord to the needle. It slides right along and there is no possibility of catching the lifeline into the stitches.

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