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  1. Denise Wessman
    February 25, 2022 @ 8:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern. This is not only gorgeous but what a treat to wear!!!!

  2. New Knitters, Begin Here! | Tin Can Knits
    February 24, 2022 @ 6:00 am

    […] Wheat scarf was designed with beginners in mind. There is a full in-depth tutorial on the Wheat scarf here, with links to each technique and bit of information […]

  3. 101 Reasons NOT to Knit | Tin Can Knits
    January 6, 2022 @ 6:00 am

    […] the basics can be learned in an afternoon, but then you want to knit a sweater that you really love, maybe with some colourwork or cables? […]

  4. joann
    December 5, 2020 @ 9:23 am

    i took the class but got loss with too much comments. once i took everything apart i dont remember how to start again. is there a youtube how to start again before my 2 class?

  5. liz
    November 30, 2020 @ 5:21 pm

    So I started this scarf several months ago, put it down, and decided to pick it up again, but all the pictures in this excellent blog post are gone! Is there anyway to get them back?

    • Emily Wessel
      December 8, 2020 @ 6:22 am

      Hi Liz – Sorry for the inconvenience! We just updated our website, and it messed up some of our blog images (oops!) but they should be back again, you might need to hit the ‘refresh’ button on your web browser. Hope this helps! ~ Em

  6. Jane B
    June 16, 2020 @ 9:24 am

    I’ve been knitting two years. On my wheat scarf the ribbing is trying to kind of buckle vertically and the knitted sides are almost wavy – doesn’t lay flat. I’m wrapping the yarn counter clockwise. Is my tension causing my problem? I tend to knit tight.

    • Alexa Ludeman
      June 16, 2020 @ 12:09 pm

      Hi Jane – Garter and ribbing do behave a little differently but once you block your scarf it’ll all even out

      • Jane
        June 17, 2020 @ 9:50 am

        Thank you Alexa. I was getting discouraged – I’ve ripped out & restarted three times. The knitted portion is also going “uphill”. Will blocking fix that as well?

      • Alexa Ludeman
        June 17, 2020 @ 11:51 am

        I would put your knitting on waste yarn and give it a block right now, then you will know just how the finished product will come out.

  7. Patricia Zarnikow
    November 25, 2019 @ 2:11 pm

    How would I adjust this pattern for a child?

    • alexaludeman
      November 27, 2019 @ 9:11 am

      Hi Patricia – for a child I might make it a little skinnier by casting on fewer sts, and then make it shorter.

      • Patricia
        December 30, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

        Would I then also adjust how many stitches in to begin the ribbing section?

      • alexaludeman
        January 2, 2020 @ 7:51 pm

        Hi Patricia – I probably wouldn’t, but if you prefer you could do 2-4 sts less in the ribbing section

  8. Dolores Cutshall
    October 29, 2019 @ 10:21 am

    how can I teach left-handed person to knit?

    • alexaludeman
      October 29, 2019 @ 3:16 pm

      Hi Dolores – Knitting is a 2 handed endeavor (like playing the piano), so I usually suggest lefties try holding the yarn in their left hand and picking rather than throwing (although if they try both and prefer throwing, that’s fine too, righties and lefties knit all different ways). I haven’t come across any lefties who have had trouble with this method yet.

  9. Marinella crosta gadda
    December 15, 2017 @ 2:56 am

    Fantastica semplice ma d’effetto

  10. Kyrstin
    November 20, 2017 @ 9:01 pm

    I am wondering if you slip stitch at the beginning of each row? And if so, knitwise or purlwose? No matter what I try I have been unsuccessful in achieving a clean edge on the sides like you’ve shown. I’ve restarted this pattern more times than I’d care to admit! Thanks :)

    • alexaludeman
      November 22, 2017 @ 9:29 am

      Hi Kyrstin – I acutally didn’t slip any sts for this scarf, but slipping the first st purl-wise does give a nice edge!

  11. SB
    October 8, 2017 @ 9:43 am

    I’m a complete beginner, and I had the same question as two other commenters: if the rib section is k1p1 going from right to left, as shown in the photo, does that mean the next row should be p1k1 (because it’s going from left to right relative to your photo)? Does the order of everything flip, or just the order of the sections?

    Your responses didn’t clear it up, so I did some experimenting and figured out for myself that the order should be k1p1 no matter which direction you’re going in. It would be really great if the instructions were more clear about this, especially since it’s targeted at beginners!

    Thanks for putting this tutorial together!

  12. Mer
    August 3, 2017 @ 12:33 am

    How do you suggest adding a new ball of yarn? The instructions state “Unless you have an unusually large ball of yarn, you will need to start a new ball of yarn at some point in your scarf, at least once.” It seems the link was intended to be there but wasn’t added.

  13. Ginny
    May 2, 2016 @ 8:12 am

    I’ve been knitting a couple years but haven’t been able to knit very often, so consider my self an advanced beginner. I saw this scarf as a sample in my LYS and chose it as a pattern for a 3-day road trip both because I love the design and also it will be easy to pick up and put down when my turn to drive. Thanks for all the tutorials. They are great refreshers for me!

  14. Samantha
    April 10, 2016 @ 12:58 am

    Really loving these patterns so far! Quick question though – when you get to the ribbing section, does the pattern reverse when it’s flipped? For example, the first row is k 5, k1 p1 (7 times), k 16. When you flip it and finish the k 16, are you still doing k1 p1 for the ribbing pattern or should it be flipped (p1 k1) since the material is flipped? Without flipping it, it seems like you’re knitting onto a purl stitch, so I wasn’t sure which way was right. Thank you!

    • alexaludeman
      April 13, 2016 @ 10:21 am

      Hi Samantha – because the ribbing is in a multiple of 2 you don’t need to flip it. If you started with a knit and ended with a knit in the ribbing section you would need to reverse it (p1,k1) on the back side. But not for the wheat scarf!

  15. Betsy McGinn
    January 9, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

    I think your directions are unclear when:
    “from right to left” you knit 16 then k1p1 (x7) and then knit 5, BUT when I am headed “from left to right” do you knit 5, then…p1k1 (x7) and then knit 16 or knit 5, then still k1p1 (x7) and then knit 16?

    I am sorry, but I really don’t understand.

    • alexaludeman
      January 9, 2016 @ 9:09 pm

      Hi Betsy – I’m not sure I understand the question. For this scarf you are placing markers, so you can knit to the marker, work your ribbing and knit to the end. You are correct though, on the right side of the scarf you are working k16, rib 14, k5 and on the wrong side you are working k5, rib 14, k16

  16. autumnsapphira
    February 18, 2015 @ 12:42 pm

    The link at the beginning “Download the Wheat scarf pattern” actually goes to the Malt blanket. Just wanted to let you know. :)

    • Emily Wessel
      February 18, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

      Oh thanks so much! We’ll get that changed right away… thanks for letting us know!

  17. karen davidson
    January 18, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful patterns – I do have a question though “) how did you “tie” your wheat scarf – hoping this doesn’t sound silly

    • alexaludeman
      January 19, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

      It’s pretty versatile, you can just loop it around your neck, or fold it in half and put it around your neck threading the ends through the loop, or just tie it loosely around your neck.

      • jehouse61
        June 21, 2016 @ 1:43 am

        I think she may mean how DID you tie the scarf, in the photograph. I was wondering the same thing. ;-)

      • alexaludeman
        June 21, 2016 @ 9:32 am

        Hi – I think you are correct! We just folded it in half put the folded scarf around your neck, then put the 2 ends through the loop.

  18. asterix
    March 8, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    I’m doing this as my first knitting project and I really like the way you’ve written the article! The explanations and linked-to tutorials are great, but I think you missed one: “start a new ball of yarn at some point”. I’m having a lot of fun with this so far! :)

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