Thursday, March 10, 2011
Reader's Question: Tara's Tunisian Scarf
Thanks for reading. Looks like we have two different questions here. First gauge: with a scarf, the gauge is less critical than for a garment. The goal of the right gauge for a scarf is to offer the best drape with just the right amount of openness. Choose the hook that gives you the best result.
The second issue is of the pattern itself. On the second forward pass... you call it a decrease row, but really it's not a decrease at all. It is a lace pattern, so every decrease is paired with an increase so that the stitch count remains the same. I'm guessing that you have missed the most important two letters in the instructions, "yo". The instructions call for inserting the hook under two vertical bars (decrease by one), then YO (increase by one). By the end of the forward pass, the pattern is still worked evenly.
Hope that helps!
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