Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Got Red In The End

This is my very first triangle scarf called Karius. It´s a very popular scarf in knitting blogs and on Ravelry. The story about the pattern says that a knitter by the nickname Karius evented it and published it in a norwegian craft site online. It became a big hit - and the fun thing is that the knitter remains unknown as far as I know.

Anyway, I had to make one of those and I´m very happy about it. I used the yarn Aysen by Araucania. Soft, warm and lovely colors. But it´s bleeding and I have to soak the scarf in vinegar. Not what I expected, but no refund where I bought it and just "That was sad" from them.

Well, I wont let bad service stop me from enjoying the fact that I love the scarf and the triangular shape makes it very versatile.

As I love contrasts there´s a red spark put to it. Makes it more fun to wear. And in the end it´s all about the red color:

Some means the color represents life and vitality. So let´s not get old in our heads - let´s get better in beeing a live just now.

I´ve ordered some labels for my knitting, and this is the first time using them. Gosh, it looks cool, I think.

I´m making more of these scarfs. If you´re interested you can find the very easy pattern here. I knitted in stockinette stitch, the pattern is in garter stitch.

15 comments:

  1. Fantastic Lone ;o) So cute and different ;o) Yes red is courage, life, strength ;o)Have a great day!

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  2. What a cute scarf! I love the pointy red end and red stripes. Well done!

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  3. Sorry about the bleeding yarn! I have had the same problem with red thread which almost ruined a quilt during blocking. Fortunatley I could solve the problem with adding applique, but the thread ended in the trash.
    I am impressed how even your knit and purl looks, I always seem to get sort of a stripe effect.

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  4. Thank you Stacy - hope you´re allright and that new crows are flying into your heart!!

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  5. Thank you Mrs Moen!! Oh, bleeding thread? That sounds awfull!! I´m not happy about purling either - but this time I manage to get it ok. I think the bulky yarn helped me to get it even.

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  6. that scarf is way cool! Love your labels, looks very classy, like your knitting!

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  7. Hi Lone,
    Your scarf came out so unique. It is stunning and your label gives it the finishing touch. Pretty!

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  8. Thank you Karen!! It´s a dream to wear!!!

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  9. Great scarf. I have this one on my list to knit sometime soon. Great idea with the labels to add to your projects.

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  10. Thank you Louise - you´re going to love that knitting. It´s so easy and mindless!! Good luck!!

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  11. I quite like the red at the end. Very nice work.

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  12. hi there I love your work. I have the Karius and Baktus patterns and have done a baktus in DK. I am doing a new one in 4 ply and wondered whether to go for Baktus or Karius. I want the ends to be long and pointy and wondered whether Karius is more like that? Do you increase every 4 rows on this one? Perhaps I should leave it longer before I increase to get longer pointy fronts?
    Thanks

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    1. Thank you!!! I followed the pattern for the stockinette version on this scarf. The ends get pointy because the scarf curls inwards as you knit. Hope this helps you!!

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