Wednesday, December 02, 2009

any ideas? detectives wanted

an OFA student, the kind of person who you support by knitting a Red Scarf. yeah, she is as nice as she looks !
Ruth (sorry, don't know if you have a blog to link to) asked in the comments if I knew the name of this scarf pattern, in the bottom corner of the Red Scarf poster. You can see, it's a great design. I've wondered if I were clever enough to figure it out more than once myself. I always answer myself: "that's a NO! You are not!" and , since I am talking to myself in such fractured grammar, I add : "More than once would be needed to get it right, if you tried."

Anyhoo, her inquiry had me riffling the internets . In her book Knitting New Scarves, Lynn Barr has the Stacked Wedges Scarf, which looks similar. But I know I shot the photo above before the book came out. So, the pattern must be elsewhere, too. Or I suppose Lynn Barr may have been the knitter of that red scarf right there. Who knows? (Lynn? are you out there?)

Both Ruth and I found the Wedge from Norah Gaughan, which has similar construction: short rows shape wedges alternating garter and lace. Close, but you know what they say.

Finally, there's Wavy from KnittyWinter04. I knit one in my pre blog days, I can attest to this being a fab pattern. However. It has the undulating spirit but not the same construction.

So.. any ideas? If you know where to find this pattern, send us a link. Operators are standing by, needles poised.

ps Any of the linked above would make great red scarves this month. (Just saying) .

pps Thursdays this month, at Knit New Haven 6-8 pm , are Red Scarf nights. Be there.

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Blogger woolanthropy said...

Maybe kureopatora's snake?
no. Maybe not quite.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Now I'll be stalking your comments to see if someone comes up with it!

7:46 PM  
Blogger craftivore said...

I've seen that scarf in Scarves: A Knitter's Dozen, Wavy Scarf #3 by Patricia Kolthoff:

8:27 PM  
Blogger craftivore said...

It could also be Wavy Scarf #1 from the same book. I'm having a hard time spotting the differences on Ravelry.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Norma said...

Oh, I have always LOVED that scarf, and I have JUST THE YARN for it. If we find out definitively what it is, will you let me know? It's fab!

11:20 PM  
Blogger evie said...

I was going to ask if you knew what the pattern was too! I've got some lovely red Shibui merino that would look lovely.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

At first i thought I knew what it was, but no. You could do it, but it would take trial and error, and as you say, time is short.

8:20 AM  
Blogger ChelleC said...

I love your blog. Found it through your comment on Mason Dixon knitting. I wonder if I have time to crank out a quick scarf? Hmmmm. Tempting.

10:28 AM  
Blogger gayle said...

I want the answer on this question, too! Great scarf.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Ruth said...

Wow! Thanks, Gale for inspiring such interest in this scarf pattern - I'll keep checking to see what shows up. My plan is to have my Mom teach me how to knit it. She's celebrating her 80th birthday next week and has been cranking out the mitts and scarves for as long as I can remember. I better keep up the tradition, methinks!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It also looks like Lee Meredith's (Leethal) Waving Chevron scarf.


6:08 AM  

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