Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Needlework Tuesday - On Wednesday - October 31

Last week I was telling you about the ruffle scarf I was making. It was a little different than others that I had seen in that it's worked from end to end (lengthwise) rather than side to side (widthwise). Anyway, I finished it. The pattern said to "cast off loosely" and I did so, but I think it wasn't loose enough. The scarf has a bit of a curve down one side because of it. It also makes the scarf twist rather than lie flat. Oh, well, that's the way it's going to be. The yarn isn't forgiving enough that I could rip out the cast off and do it again.

Knitting was a bit tricky, especially after I had done several rows. It got quite bulky and because the yarn was slippery, it threatened to slide off the needles several times. Luckily, I caught it before it did.

I really like the ruffles on this one...vertical and understated.  I have one more ball like this, but I think I'm going to use make a regular (knit widthwise) scarf with it. If I find more of this yarn, though, (on sale of course) I'd love to make another one like this. It wasn't the easiest one to make, but I really like the look of it. I'd sort of like to try that "cast off loosely" thing again. Maybe in a different colour. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.

Here are two photos of the scarf:

The next ruffle scarf I'm going to make is out of yarn pictured below from Frill Seeker. I've been procrastinating because I wasn't sure if I wanted to make one or two scarves out of this 200g ball. Since my other scarves are made out of 100g balls, I decided that this one should make 2. I'll probably start this one soon.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! Im so jealous of amyone who can knit or crochet. Cant wait to see the blue ones. Very stylish.


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