Mittwoch, 18. Mai 2016

Papagena Scarf

This new playful scarf is great to display the lovely colors of yarn with a long color gradient. It's made up of stacked stitches for the fringes and modularly knitted diamonds.



As to the name: When I posted a picture of this scarf progress, somebody felt reminded of the Queen of the Night from Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute". I really liked this association - however, I felt that the scarf looks a bit too ragged to belong to the very elegant and cold figure of the Queen of the Night, but better fitted to the persona of Papagena.


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Other languages

русский / Russian: Fellow Raveller lutik made a video explaining this pattern (in Russian): It can be found here on YouTube. Спасибо!

Dansk / Danish: A danish version was written by MarianneHo (Ravelry name). It can be found here on strikkeglad.dk or here as a PDF. Mange tak!


Materials
  • 3.5 mm knitting needles - I used long circulars
  • about 170 grams of fingering weight yarn - I used Noro Taiyo Sock
  • a lot of stitch markers
  • 1 removable stitch markers to mark RS (called "RS-marker")
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends



Special Stitches and Techniques
  • SB = slip back the number of sts to the left hand needle
  • dec9-1 = k3, sl1, [k2tog, psso, SB1] 3 times
  • This is called stacked decrease. There is a YouTube-video from So, I make stuff's YouTube channel that shows how to do stacked decreases.
  • Short Rows (t+p): There are several techniques for short rows – and it’s a matter of taste which one you prefer. I’ve recently learned a technique called German short rows: when you turn, bring yarn to the front and pull it back so that a sort of double-stitch is created, then knit back as usual - when you have to knit the double-stitch, be careful to knit it as one stitch (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6n561SMZXQ); this method has the advantage the no picking up of stitches is necessary. In the pattern, this stitch will be called t+p (turn and pull).
  • Knitted Cast-On: http://youtu.be/IzVy8fRfOw0
  • Stretchy Bind-Off: http://youtu.be/cGHItYwr1us




General Construction

The schematic below shows the general construction of the scarf. It starts with a module at the tip and then grows by layers. Each row starts with an increasing module (called type Inc-B) and ends with another (slightly different) increasing module (called type Inc-A). Inbetween these increasing modules, there are normal basic modules (called type Basic) - starting from the second layer after knitting the tip. Since the layers are knitted in different directions, the RS and WS will switch when a layer changes.
General Construction
Here's how a basic module is knitted:
Row 1 (RS): k25, t+p
Row 2 (WS): k24, t+p
Row 3 (RS): k22, t+p
Row 4 (WS): k20, t+p
Row 5 (RS): k18, t+p
Row 6 (WS): k16, t+p
Row 7 (RS): k14, t+p
Row 8 (WS): k12, t+p
Row 9 (RS): k10, t+p
Row 10 (WS): k8, t+p
Row 11 (RS): k6, t+p
Row 12 (WS): k5, t+p
Row 13 (RS): k6, t+p
Row 14 (WS): k8, t+p
Row 15 (RS): k10, t+p
Row 16 (WS): k12, t+p
Row 17 (RS): k14, t+p
Row 18 (WS): k16, t+p
Row 19 (RS): k18, t+p
Row 20 (WS): k20, t+p
Row 21 (RS): k22, t+p
Row 22 (WS): k24, t+p
Row 23 (RS): k24 ... then go on knitting the next module without turning

Depending on where the module is placed, it may be changed a bit as explained in the instructions.

How to knit a basic module

Instructions

Knitting the tip of the scarf

CO88 (use any CO method you like)
Row A: k all
Row B: k1, * dec9-1, k2 repeat from * 7 times (or until there are only 10 sts left), dec9-1, k1
Row C: k12 place marker k12
Then knit R2 to R22 of the basic module and place the removable marker on the RS when it is possible to attach it.


Layer 1

Inc-B Type Module
Place marker at the end of the row and CO44 sts (with knitted CO)
Row A: k43, ktbl, slip marker, ktbl, k11, t+p
Row B: k11, slip marker,  k1, * dec9-1, k2 repeat from * 3 times (or until there are only 10 sts left), dec9-1, k1
Row C: sl1, k24 t+p
Then knit R2 to R21 of the basic module
Row 22: sl1, k24, t+p
Row 23: sl1, k23


Move the RS-marker to the other side of your knitting

Inc-A Type Module
Knit 12 sts, place marker at the end of the row and CO44 sts (with knitted CO)
Row A: k43, ktbl, slip marker, ktbl, k10, t+p
Row B: k11, slip marker,  k1, * dec9-1, k2 repeat from * 3 times (or until there are only 10 sts left), dec9-1, k1
Then knit R1 to R22 of the basic module (don't turn)

The photos on the right show how the piece looks while knitting Rows A and B of an Inc-A type module.


Layer 2 and all subsequent layers

Knit an Inc-B type module
Knit Basic Module(s) until there are only 12 sts left
Move the stitch markers to the other side of the piece
Knit an Inc-A type module


The last layer

Knit an Inc-B type module up to and including row 22.
Row 23: BO24

Knit rows 1 to 22 of a normal module
Row 23: BO24

Knit an Inc-A type module up to and including row 22
Row 23: BO24

Weave in ends and block it.




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Kommentare:

  1. Vielen Dank für so ein schönes Muster, mag ich sehr. Tolles Design, schöner Schal, ich bewundere.

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  2. Sieht wieder mega aus!
    Da werde ich wohl wieder den Strickübersetzer darüber laufen lassen,
    heisst Hirn einschalten.
    Bei dir lohnt es sich ;-)
    Grüessli Pia

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    1. Freut mich sehr, dass es dir gefällt. Und ich hoffe, du hast Spass beim Stricken!

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  3. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inertia-shawl

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  4. Amazing scarf. I love the colours. Thank you.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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    1. Thank you. The yarn is Noro Taiyo Sock - color S3.

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  5. This is really amazing! I was the one, who wrote about the Magic Flute, but you are right, "Papagena" is the good choice for the name! Thank you for the pattern!

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    1. Thank you. And thank you very much for the Magic Flute assiociation in the first place. Without you the pattern would have had a very boring name ... (I'm not good at naming patterns :)

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  6. Bitte, gibt es eine Übersetzung :Deutsch???
    Translaition: German???

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    1. Leider gibt es derzeit keine Übersetzung.

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  7. Dieser Kommentar wurde vom Autor entfernt.

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  8. Ein ganz spezielles, sehr schönes Muster.
    Danke.

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    1. Danke dir! Freut mich, dass es dir gefällt :)

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  9. Hallo :-) Vielen Dank für dieses tolle knitting pattern. Ich möchte das so gerne nacharbeiten und glaube, dass meine Zauberbälle von Schoppel sehr gut dafür geeignet sein werden. Wenn es klappt, werde ich es auf Ravelry vorstellen.

    Allerdings habe ich momentan noch Probleme mit den Nubsis (tentacles, stacked decreases) an der Kante entlang.
    In dem verlinkten Youtube-Video wird das anders beschrieben: k2, s2k3p2so, [sb, k3tog] x2
    als hier.
    Ist es richtig, dass das erste Modul (tip of the scarf) acht tentacles hat und bei den Modulen Inc-A und Inc-B ich aus 44 Maschen immer vier tentacles machen muss?

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    1. Hallo
      Danke dir! Mit Zauberbällen sieht das bestimmt gut aus, denn die haben einen schönen langen Farbverlauf.
      Du hast Recht, im Youtube-Video werden in der "Mitte" der Abnahmen 5 Maschen zusammengestrickt und dann nur 2 weitere Abnahmen darüber geschichtet (ich hoffe das ist verständlich). Da ich es schwierig finde, 5 Maschen zusammen zu stricken (sowohl mit k5tog als auch mit S2K3P2SO), habe ich es leicht geändert (nur drei zusammen in der Mitte und dann 3 mal Abnahmen darauf geschichtet. Beide Methoden sind austauschbar.
      Ja, es ist richtig, dass im ersten Modul gibt es 8 tentacles (es hat Kanten an beiden Seiten) und die Inc-Module haben jeweils 4 tentacles (Kante nur an einer Seite).
      Ich hoffe, das hilft.

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  10. How lovely! I came over from the link party at Lunamon Design. Have a lovely day! ♥
    Annemarie

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    1. Thanks! Hope you'll have a lovely day, too!

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  11. Wow this is an amazing shawl pattern. I have read the pattern and I really think you should do a tutorial. Seeing how its done would help many I believe.
    Thank you for sharing a beautiful pattern.

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    1. Glad you like the scarf. But I'm afraid I don't have the equipment to do a video.

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  12. SO Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! (I just love knitting and wearing beautiful shawls!)

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  13. Thank you for sharing at my link up last week, congratulations for WINNING it :) A New party is now open

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    1. Thank you very much. And thanks so much for hosting your lovely link party!

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    1. Thank you - that's the magic of Noro yarn :)

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  15. This is beautiful!!!
    Can you tell me what t+p means please. I seem to understand the rest of the pattern but I'm not familiar with this.

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    1. In this pattern t+p is used as an abbreviation to turn when knitting short rows. I've linked a video above (under "Special Stitches and Techniques") that shows the method I have used.

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  16. This is beautiful!!!
    Can you tell me what t+P means please. I seem to understand the rest of the pattern but I'm not familiar with this abbreviation.

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    1. In this pattern t+p is used as an abbreviation to turn when knitting short rows. I've linked a video above (under "Special Stitches and Techniques") that shows the method I have used.

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  17. First of all, thank you for sharing such a beautiful scarf.

    I have a question about A Type Module.
    Row B:k11, slip marker…
    There us still 1 stitch on the knitting needle before the marker,how do I slip it?

    Thank you for your helps.

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    2. Thank you.
      I had to think about this one.
      Row A should read: Row A: k43, ktbl, slip marker, ktbl, k10, t+p (i.e. knit one stitch less)
      Then it should work, plus you don't have to put one double stitch on the top of another in the row above. (I have corrected it in the pattern text.)
      Hope this helps.

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