Ruffled Warmer Scarf. (That's their picture, not mine..)
It's really neat--a freebie pattern advertising their new Boutique Yarn called "Changes," which is advertised as six yarns in one.
I decided to download the pattern to see how hard it is and whether it will actually ruffle. It's not too hard--you do have to keep track of which row you're on, and follow the pattern, just a repetition of 4 basic rows with an increase (and later a decrease) in width.
Some leftover Bernat Soft Boucle yarn on hand and some #10 Kollage single point needles, and here we go. I started it late last night and knitted until about 1:30 a.m. It's ruffling like crazy...Here's what it looks like so far....
The ruffles are a bit fuzzier than the pattern picture, but it's an interesting change. And of course, I cannot do anything completely according to the pattern.
I've knitted ruffles before--but they were what I think of as "horizontal," or along the row--increasing or decreasing while these are "vertical" or along the row side.
Both are pretty neat. Here's a ruffled hat I designed & knit (but haven't quite perfected...). It's in Schaefer Hand Painted Worsted Weight Cotton "Laurel" yarn on size 8 needles. It needs frogged about 10 rows and another 1.5" added in. It's just too short, but the ruffles feel like ringlets. It might be a cool "chemo hat" for a lady who feels the need for some curls.
I'd like a bumper sticker right now that says, "I'd rather be knitting ruffles."
Happy knitting & get some sleep!