Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Liquid Silver Scarf- Free Knitting Pattern

While knitting this scarf, the way the yarn caught the light reminded me of liquid silver, thus earning the name. 
I absolutely had to have this yarn the moment I saw it in Michaels. Shiny and silver= yarn I MUST have. 
Made with one skein of Patons Metallic and size 7 needles, this scarf works up quickly. The design of the pattern also makes it work up on the bias, giving it a parallelogram shape. 
Co 53 stitches
Row 1: Knit 
Row 2: K1, *yo, K2tog* repeat to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf reaches desired length, or until you run out of yarn. 

Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa

Thanks to everyone enjoying my pattern, I have been chosen as a 2013 All Free Knitting Top Blogger!





100 comments:

  1. I have not seen this yarn yet ! I must check it out ! This would make a great Christmas gift !

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    1. Thank you! I have only seen this yarn in Michaels so far, in seven colors

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  2. Hi Alyssa!

    I saw your project for the Liquid Silver Scarf (http://undeniableglitter.blogspot.com/2013/07/liquid-silver-scarf-free-knitting.html) and just love that idea! I am the editor of AllFreeKnitting.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site:

    http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Scarves/four-row-lace-scarf/ct/1

    My site is part of Prime Publishing and we publish 19 cooking and crafting web sites. We have over 3.5 million active e-mail subscribers and about 10 million page views per week. You can learn more about us at www.primecp.com.

    Please let me know if you would like to get started. Just a reply to this e-mail is all it takes.

    Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you!

    Julie DaMario
    jdamario@primecp.com
    Prime Publishing LLC
    3400 Dundee Road, Suite 220
    Northbrook, IL 60062

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    1. Julie,
      I would love to have my liquid silver scarf featured on your site! Thank you so much for choosing my project.
      Alyssa

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    2. I want to print the silver knit scarf but somehoe there is no print button on my screen. Impossible to keep the site permanently on my screen until I am able to get to Michaels to purchase yarn

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    3. You could always favorite the site on this page, or bookmark it. On the top of my computer screen the header has an edit button, and when I click, it scrolls a list of options, and print is one of them. I'm not sure if yours does, but you could try.

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    4. There doesn't have to be a print option on screen to print the pattern, with the screen open to the page you want to print, hit the options button next to the address bar and scroll down to print and the page will print.

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  3. Maybe I missed it, but how many skeins of yarn did your scarf take?

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    1. I used just one, but to make a longer scarf, you may want to use more.

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  4. I would like to know, too, please - how many balls of wool do we buy 1 or 50?

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    1. I used one skein, but if you would like to have a longer scarf, you could use more than one.

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  5. I do not see any indication of the length of this scarf. Please give us an estimate so that we may make a judgment before making a purchase of the yarn.

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    1. My finished product is about 43 x 8 inches.

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  6. What are the finished dimensions?

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    1. My finished scarf is about 43 x 8 inches. I did not block it either.

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    2. I am making this scarf now. I can't believe I will get 43 inches with one skein.

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  7. I'm a beginner...so please bear with me! On Row 2, am I repeating K1, yo, k2tog, or am I simply repeating what is between the asterisks (yo, k2tog)?

    Also, if I wanted to make it narrower, do I reduce it by counts of 3? Thanks so much

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    1. For row 2, you will knit the first stitch. Then, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog.... For the rest of the row.
      To alter the width, you will have to increase or decrease the number of stitches by 2, making sure it is still an odd number

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    2. Thanks for asking! I did the knit before each yo, k2og across row 2... Also a beginner.

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  8. Is there a way to knit this so that it doesn't form a parallelogram? Would changing the type of k2tog make a difference? i.e. knitting into the back of the 2 stitches?

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    1. I'm not sure if that would work. It is worked into the parallelogram because the last stitch is always a k2tog, and the first is a Knit. Knitted on the bias, it works up into the parallelogram shape.

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  9. I would love to make this wider to use as a shawl---do you think it would work to cast on double the stitches --106---and use 2 skeins of yarn?

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    1. The total number of stitches has to be an odd number for it to work correctly. Either 105 or 107 stitches would work perfectly though.

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  10. I modified the paralellogram slightly by knitting a series of 10 all knit rows between 20 rows of the pattern stitches. Looking good so far -

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  11. When I finish the project I currently working I plan on making me a scarf using this pattern it is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  12. Hi Alyssa, I love this pattern! I bought this yarn a couple months ago while shopping at Michaels. I to thought it was so pretty. At first all I could find is a crochet pattern but I love to knit and like your idea better. I also bought the gray. I can't wait to get started on it. Thank You, LeAnn

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    1. Thank you! I hope you like the finished project!

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    2. What size needle did you use? Thank You LeAnn

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    3. I used US size 7 needles, which are 4.5 mm.

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  13. maybe I missed it, but what type of yarn are we using?

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    1. This project uses 1 skein of Patons Metallic

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  14. As luck would have it, I purchased 2 skeins of this yarn in copper at Michael's a few months back. Have been trying to decide what to use it for and I think this pattern will be perfect! Thank you!

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  15. Could you use a circular needle and join for an infinity scarf?

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    1. I think that may work. You would have to purl the plain knit row, or replace the lace row with purls to achieve the same texture, because of the nature of circular knitting. If you try that, let me know how it turns out!

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  16. hi is that American size 7needles I ask because I am in UK

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    1. They are US needles, and they are 4.5 mm. I'm not sure what size that is in the UK.

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    2. Needle size in the UK would be a 7.

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  17. Ordered this yarn and followed your pattern but mine did not come out looking Liquid silver at all. It looks more like dark poodle hair color. I ordered the only silver they had on the Paton site. Very disappointed.

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    1. I used the color Pewter. Mine is very silvery and metallic. Perhaps they changed it slightly?

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  18. I am very much a beginner so please bear with me. I just watched a tutorial on yarn over. Once I yarn over, do I go right into the K2tg ?
    Thanks

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    1. Yes, you do go right into the k2tog. It might feel a bit awkward at first, but you'll get used to it.

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  19. Hi! Is it possible to adjust the pattern to make an infinity scarf? If so... any suggestions on how to do it?
    Thanks!

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    1. If you sew the ends together, it would form a loop. I would recommend making it longer if you would like it to loop around your neck more than once.

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  20. Went out and bought this yarn today and already started knitting this scarf. Love the yarn and can't wait to see it done.

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    1. It's great yarn isn't it? I just bought a skein in blue steel

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  21. I started knitting this scarf with size 7 needles and it appears to be very narrow and tight.In the picture it appears to be more open, is there a gauage? I have moved to a size 10 and wonder what this will do to the pattern.

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  22. The scarf itself isn't very wide- only about 8 inches. I did not make a gauge. Working with larger needles should help though. My knitting is not very tight.

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  23. super fun way to master the yarn over!

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  24. Wedlockdot@verizon.netOctober 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I'm knitting your liquid-silver scarf and find that one side is very slanted and the other side is very slightly rounded. Do you know what I am doing wrong? I also find that the filling seems to pull out rather easily, Thank you for any help. Dot

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  25. It will be slanted, as it is worked up on the bias. I'm not sure about the rounded side, but perhaps some light blocking will help. I know what you mean about the filling of the yarn. It's a bit annoying, but I find it is manageable.

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  26. What size knitting needle did you use, I want it to look like yours.
    Also what do you mean when you say the filling, is that the shiny part. ??

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    1. I used size 7 US needles, which are 4,5 mm. The filling is the black fuzzy stuff inside the yarn. The silver is the coating of the fuzzy stuff. In some parts of the yarn, you may notice it showing through the shiny part.

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  27. I bought one skein and am following the pattern but I'm almost out of yarn and it is only about 12 inches long. At this rate I'll need to buy 5 more skeins! I'm using size 7 needles, what is wrong?

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    1. Maybe you're a tighter knitter than I am, or the scarf has more stitches. I know those little skeins look like they don't have much yarn, but I found myself thinking I would only have enough for two or three more rows for the last few inches of the scarf. Other than that, I don't know what is wrong with it. If you don't want to buy more yarn, you may have to frog it and try again.

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  28. Is the color you used called Pewter? There is no silver listed at Michael's or any other site.

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  29. Is this itchy on your neck?

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  30. Thanks so much for posting. This is the perfect pattern for trying out the Paton's Metallic yarn. I bought 2 skeins in copper the moment I saw it at Michael's. (Already have a silver scarf ;) - so copper this time.) I love the soft, supple nature of the bias pattern, especially if you are a loose knitter. The subtle angle of the pattern works well with the sheen of the metallic yarn. Great choice! Can't wait to finish it and wear it!

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  31. Should the number of stitches stay consistant at 53?

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  32. Is the cast on row the width of the scarf?

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    1. It may look tight, so to see the actual width you should knit a few rows first. Mine was 8" wide.

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  33. My cast on edge is 11 and a half inches wide after about 8 rows and my count grew to 56. Time to start over - it really is a lovely pattern. Would you suggest I cast on fewer stitches- My work is not loose

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    1. If you would like it to be narrower, I would say cast on fewer stitches. I'm not sure why yours would turn out that wide, but it may just be differences in our knitting.

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  34. Love your scarf but so disappointed in Paton's Pewter yarn color--not gray or silvery at all, very dark . Two questions:1) how do I weave in yarn ends in such an "open" stitch pattern & with such slippery yarn? Might want to make it longer but concerned about all the yarn ends. 2) And, any other pattern ideas for this yarn? Paton's has a crocheted scarf using this metallic that I am going to make, but any others?
    I am looking forward to other patterns from you and thank you!

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    1. I did not have any trouble weaving the ends in, I just tucked them through the loops. My sapphire infinity scarf uses Paton's metallic in blue steel. It is a crocheted scarf.

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  35. I used #7 needle and 53 sts, but my scarf came out very short, so took apart and used 31 sts, and it is looking much better and longer. Do you have other knitting patterns with this yarn, very pretty.
    Thanks

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    1. I don't have any other knitting patterns with it, but I do have a crocheted cowl pattern. You could try one of my other knitting patterns with that yarn.

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  36. I have this yarn. Thank you for this patterns - now I know what to make with it !! :)

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  37. A. I had a question about this scarf and thought to see if someone already asked it and I am seriously impressed with you for responding to every single one! Including my original question
    B. It's pretty funny to read how many repeats there are but you come off so diplomatic!
    C. Congrats on being featured!
    D. Thanks for this pattern I really love it! - Suzie

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    1. Thanks! You're right, I do get a lot of repeated questions!

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  38. How about adding 1 more stitch at the end? Could that keep it from curling?

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    1. It doesn't curl very much at the edges, but if you mean to alter the parallelogram shape, I think that might work, as it would keep the yo's not op of each other.

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  39. I have a question not related to this scarf pattern that I thought you may be able to help me with. What are the best knitting stitch patterns for multi-colored yarn (varieagated)?

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    1. I don't often work with variegated yarns, but something like a simple seed stitch I think looks nice in a multicolored yarn. I try to stay away from more complicated patterns like cables when using variegated yarn.

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  40. I love this pattern and would like to try it. How do I print just the directions without printing all Q&As?

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    1. I think if you copy and paste this pattern and whatever information you want into a word document, then you'll just be able to print that. I don't have PDF or printable copies of my patterns.

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    2. Right click on the page, a new box will open, scroll down to print, that will put you into print preview, uncheck the "all" button, click on the options below that says "pages" then specify what pages you wish to print, in this case you can print just the pattern by putting a 3 in the pages spot or 1-3 to give you the photos of the pattern without all the Q & A.

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  41. I am a loom knitter b/c of my cerebral palsy. any ideas on how to modify the stitches for a similar effect?

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    1. I have never tried loom knitting, but if there's a way to increase and decrease stitches, you could try that. The increase here is a yo, so maybe you would wrap the yarn around the loom peg twice? You could try looking online at different loom knitting techniques too.

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  42. Lovely scarf! Do you have a crochet pattern for this project?

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    1. No, but I'm sure anything simple and lacy would create a similar result. I do have another pattern with this yarn for crocheting, the Iris stitch infinity scarf.

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  43. Alyssa, it looks in the picture as though the scarf ends in a triangle. Is that justthe angle of the pic? or are there directions to end both sides in a triangle?

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    1. This stitch naturally works up in to a parallelogram shape, causing the ends to look triangular.

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  44. Alyssa,
    I don't understand how it can stay the same number of stitches if you knit two together so much. How do you make up those stitches?

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    1. In the same row, every k2tog is paired with a yo. This way, the stitch amount stays the same.

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  45. Could this be done as an infinity scarf, if so how? I am a beginning knitter..

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    1. I would recommend having another ball of yarn to do this as an infinity scarf, even if you don't use it, just because this is not very big. You could either seam the ends together after knitting, or you could work in the round. You would need circular needles,and you would cast on an even number. Then you would join, without twisting the stitches, and then follow the pattern as normal, just not knitting the first stitch of row 2. Hope this helps!

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  46. Hi, I am very very new at all of this, so pls forgive my silly question. how do I end the scarf. I have only knitted very basic stuff, and this looks so cool, I really want to try, but I see no decrease?

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    1. For this scarf, there is no decreasing, but after you have knit your desired length, just bind off loosely.

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  47. Looking forward to making this scarf. Lovely for formal wear or holiday season. Jeannie

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  48. Looking forward to making this scarf. Lovely for formal wear or holiday season. Jeannie

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