Hey all, I knit a scarf a few weeks ago and I didn’t realize it until I was finished just how long it really was. Plus, it grew…I love long scarves, but this one is at least 12 feet only. Can I make it into 2 scarves? How do I do this? Help, I want to wear this since it’s the only thing I have knitted for myself so far. Thanks for your suugestions.
Assuming it’s knit width-wise you can snip a st where you want to divide and have a ndl ready to pick up live sts. Was it worked in stockinette or similar? Once you have the live sts on your ndl you can BO. When you snip…about an inch in from one edge…you’ll have to unpick the sts so don’t assume it’ll just unravel. The process is fairly easy once you’ve done it.
It was knit in garter stitch and yes I knit it width wise.
Determine where you want to divide it. As mentioned, carefully snip one st about an inch in from one side. Use the tip of a ndl to start undoing the sts. As soon as you have them live, place on empty ndl (have a ndl avail for both new edges). Pick up as you go. Make sure you know how many sts you have in the width so you’ll know when all have been accounted for. Once you have both new ends, with lives sts on ndls, BO.
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Just take your time, be patient. You may need to join new yarn for the BO so just K with what you have remaining from the project. Depends on how many sts/rows you choose to undo. On one new end the sts will unravel fairly easily, the other you have to undo one st at a time. If you work back far enough the tail may be long enough for the BO.
I did it. I made 2 scarves, I gave one to a friend and kept the longest scarf. Thanks for your help.
Happy to hear it worked for you. That process intimidates many ppl. Once you understand the concept you can apply it, in the future, to after-the-fact pockets, lengthening/shortening sleeves, etc. It’s the first ‘snip’ and picking up the sts that can be a bit unsettling.