The highly highly observant of you will have noticed from the category list that the project formerly known as the "Gisha skinny scarf" became an FO earlier this week. It is still a skinny scarf but I have renamed it to the more accurate ruffle scarf.
Gisha ruffle scarf
Customized version of a pattern I got from Gotta Knit - cast on 75 stitches, knit 2 rows, knit by increasing on every stitch for 1 row (150 stitches), knit 1 row, increase 1 row (300 stitches) , knit 1 row, increase 1 row (600 stitches), knit 2 rows, bind off. At least I'm pretty sure that's what I did. The pattern calls for increasing every other row, but you can add rows to make the scarf a bit wider.
This was a super-fast, super-fun knit. I cast on at a family barbecue and everyone was amazed at how quickly it went - the advantage of large needles! It probably took me about 5 or 6 hours total, and I wore it the day I finished it - definitely an instant gratification knit, and very satisfying. I love the end result (I'm really into brown these days) and I'm not sure how I will bring myself to knit a "normal" scarf again...!
Because it knit up so fast, I didn't really feel inclined to stop to take in progress shots, but what was kind of exciting is that until I bound off, I really couldn't tell how it was going to come out as it couldn't "ruffle" properly on the needles. I also wasn't sure how to pace myself in terms of extra rows but not running out of yarn. In the end, I had enough for the extra row at the end and I have a tiny bit of yarn left.
The photos at the end were taken by my sister in Central Park on Monday.
Thanks Deb for a fabulous yarn and for thinking of what I might knit with it!
Full set here.