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May 30, 2006

Knitting on the (long) edge

Now that I am only struggling with two cats twice a day (progress, people!) I think it is high time I resume knitting. I have all these mismatched skeins of yarn, some were gifts, some were half-off specials, none are enough for one continuous project of a single type of yarn. So I thought I'd make a gypsy scarf with all these yarns mixed up, knit lengthwise on a very long circular needle.

The only long circular needle I have is a size 13, so I'll be using it with all the yarn, some of which is thicker, some almost sock weight. Is there such a thing as sock weight yarn? I do not knit socks, but it's the skinny yarn.

Anyway! I want a scarf that's pretty long, maybe... what? Five feet or so? Five and a half feet? For something like this, how many stitches would you suggest casting on? I'd definitely prefer to err on the long side rather than go shorter. Suggestions?


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Posted by laurie at May 30, 2006 9:09 AM