Enough (Knitted) Ruffles for Ellie

Ellie kindly agreed to model the finished "Enough Ruffles for Joyce" scarf so you all could see her new short hair.  And of course, I couldn't resist playing with Photoshop just a wee bit.



The scarf is, of course, still all blue.



I'm incredibly happy with the way it turned out.  The cashmere is fantastic, the color just right, the pattern, as promised, enough without being too much.


I am as happy with the scarf with the tails worn long and hanging down as I am with it wrapped double around.


And, the scarf even appears to have magical powers.  It knocked Ellie straight out asleep when she put it on after arduously playing the role of model for me.



Knitting A Scarf: Just Enough Ruffles

I started Just Enough Ruffles yesterday.  Laura Chau is a genius pattern writer, using short rows to curve the scarf inward and on toward the ruffled edge.


Having read the pattern carefully, though, I'm inclined to think that it was mis-named.  It probably needs to be called Too Many Ruffles.  I've just discovered that I'm going to be increasing three times in each stitch for a total of 600 stitches across the ruffled edge.  600.  Really?

Although I am not looking forward to that cast off, the cashmere is soft and dreamy and the robin's egg blue color is very nice.  Possibly my only real complaint about this one is that at least for now, I'm going to have to crank the air conditioning if I want to wear it.  This scarf is going to have to wait for much cooler weather!