Cambridge Scarf Stitch Sampler

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Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques taught by Stefanie Japel

These essential lessons for new knitters teach you fundamental skills and about basic supplies through step-by-step instruction from designer Stefanie Japel.

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Other
Style Eco-Friendly, Classic, Casual on

What materials did you use? Cotton Bamboo approx. same yardage as per class amount but in my stash Wooden Needles size 7 No gauge swatch made on

What are you most proud of? The final result was a surprise--nothing I planned for with the exception of the soft feel of the yarn I used. Good exercise for design possibilities not just with patterning but with color and or texture-- length and width--maybe even different yarns that have a similar rate of shrinkage when wet finished. on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used wooden needles because the bamboo was slippery so it was a bit slower process. The yarn had little twist so it could easily split if not attentive. I love its glossy and soft qualities - good drape for creative ways to wear applications yet elegant simply worn. I also noted that different patterns made different selvedges so that was interesting because some pulled in a bit while others were textured and still others just singular in appearance like a straight line (might be a choice consideration in the future). Deviate from the pattern to try something different...3rows vs. 3rows or 2, 1,3,1,2 . It was always an enjoyable process because I did not pressure myself with a time element for completion. My scarf measured 5 ' and I steamed it gently to even out the sides. on

very nice work!!!!

09/21/2013 Flag

Thank you -- Although my mom was a terrific knitter-- I cannot attach my name to the same but starting out simply without pressure limits was encouraging. I am really happy with what I have done so far and glad someone realizes my effort. I know I can probably do a piece more quickly with larger needles but I enjoy the delicacy of fabric that seems to happen more with smaller needles.

09/27/2013 Flag

Hi - I absolutely agree that you should take all the time you need and do what you like doing - for me I need to be happy doing my knitting with needles and yarn I like otherwise there is no point to it. Keep up the good work!!

09/28/2013 Flag