Sunday, January 08, 2012

Ruffles #5

I know I like this pattern, but I was actually surprised to tot up, and realise, that this is the 5th time I've knit it. Yes, it's a favourite gift knit.

I'm not paid enough for this modelling gig!

This version is Josie. Josie has been a good family friend for as long as I can remember. Her husband and my Dad were also very good friends from school age onwards. Josie is also a Sister at the hospice where Dad was lovingly cared for in his last few weeks. She was wonderful to our whole family, and made sure we had fond memories during what was otherwise an extremely difficult time. In fact the whole staff and volunteers at the hospice were some of the most uplifting, caring and amazing people I have ever met. A very worthwhile charity to support.

I digress...

The scarf is made with some yummy Sundara Fingering Silky Merino in the Robin's egg colorway. Josie loves scarves and this is her favourite colour. It took only half a skein, so now I need to ponder what to do with the rest of this delicious yarn.

Ruffles #5

As for the pattern, I did make some modifications to suit this different weight of yarn, although in truth I can't recall now how many stitches I cast on this time. I'm thinking it was 1.5 times the amount that the pattern calls for. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have cast on 2x the number of stitches the pattern called for as I certainly had enough yarn and the scarf would have benefited from some extra length. (My first sock yarn version was 2x the amount, and turned out really well... just a pain to get that many stitches on your needle :)

Wishing you a lovely Sunday.
It's a beautiful day here in Colorado - a smattering of snow on the ground and crisp, clear blue skies.

Sam xxx


Denise said...

I love that pattern, I've knit 3 of them, sent one home this year as a gift for my nephew's wife, it was grey and imran out of yarn so I did the ruffle in black :-)

I can't believe your little model is getting so big! ;-)

Kelly-ann said...

What a beautiful color for that scarf. I love having my little girl model handknits...better her than me! However, at 6 years oldh, she only likes to model knits if they are for her.

Joanne said...

What a lovely scarf...and a beautiful model. She's growing up so fast.

Joanne (now living in Calgary)

Yarny Days said...

It has been a while! How big she has grown! So cute, and so are the ruffles!

Di said...

Love the cardigan and the model. X