Tuesday, July 06, 2010

ruffled neck scarf

As I have mentioned, Needles very kindly sent me an assortment of Churchmouse knitting patterns. My favourite one right from the get-go was the Koigu neck ruffle. I was looking for a simple pattern for travel and talking - one that did not require a lot of attention. (Knitting in a group whilst imbibing margaritas or beer demands stockinette stitch at most.
Instead of Koigu, I used some Dream In Colour Smooshy that I had on hand.
It knit up quickly, however I knew it would need the recommended steaming - the ruffles were curly and tight, and I wanted them a little more flowy. I was also worried that I made it too short - it didn't seem long enough to tie around the neck, but I thought I'd be able to get away with a great pin as a closure.
I have got to learn - never judge a knitted piece until it's blocked or steamed.
The ruffles relaxed and flowed. The scarf itself grew to the perfect length for a one tie neck scarf.

(ignore the unsewn in ends - I've lost my little kit with all my darning needles!)

And while wearing a wool scarf close to the neck in the middle of a heat wave was uncomfortable, it showed me that I need to make more of these. And I am.

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

Yes, blocking does wonders. Very nice looking scarf.

VeganCraftastic said...

Very cute!

Needles said...

Applause, applause. I'm so glad you liked it. :)

AlisonH said...

Beautiful!