Scaruffle

It’s a scarf, it’s a ruffle!

I over knit the pattern first time around and made it too wide. It looked like a mass of blue fur around my neck, so I frogged it back six rows and now it’s a frothy cascade.  I used Schulana Kid-Paillettes. The lacy mohair yarn was like knitting air. The yarn is strung with tiny sequins, adding a subtle sparkle to the scarf.

Scaruffle

A manta ray in moonlight

Ball o yarn

Ball o yarn

My hands have been filled with this sparkly stuff for weeks (the white flecks are silver threads). Dream in Color Starry is nice to knit but a little stiff. I’ve read that it softens with washing.

It’s now a Shaelyn Shawl that I made as a Christmas present for my nice DIL (don’t peek, Sam!). I knitted six repeats instead of four and added an extra lace border. This is my first lace shawl. It’s likely to grow after blocking, but I can always frog back if it’s too long. It should be a delicate shawl, not a blanket.   Shaelyn unblocked