Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vacation Scarf

A customer of mine who is a new knitter came to the Grove following her visit to New York. She was so excited about a scarf she saw and she had memorized the instructions! I couldn't quite picture how the pattern would work so I blindly knit several inches and saw that it was turning into a potato chip scarf (can't just make one). The difference between this one and others that I have seen, is that this scarf is knit from bottom to top instead of lengthwise. So instead of casting on a gazillion stitches and ending up with a bazillion stitches when you finish increasing for the ruffles, you only cast on 23! The ruffles for the Vacation Scarf are not made with increases, but short rows...therein lies the difference! This one took two skeins of Louisa Harding's Mulberry which is a 100% silk, fully saturated with color, luxury yarn. It is for year-round wear. We're offering a class in this on August 22from noon to 2:00 p.m. The pattern will be provided with the class.

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