Knitting Pattern Preview - A Sideways Cardigan AND Cowl Set!
Lovely Lush and Lacy Cardigan

Dream Come True Scarf! (and why blocking your knitting matters!)



I'm calling this my "Dream Come True Scarf" because it came out better than I could have dreamed!

It was a bit of a gamble, as this was knit sideways, starting with a LOT of sts (more then 450!). I'm very picky about the amount of ruffle that I consider nice. . . too much and it looks overdone and "cheap" to me. Too little and it's not worthy of calling it a ruffle. Just right and I'm thrilled!

Dreamy_Alpaca_Scarf7_350 This one worked out JUST RIGHT. Whew! AND, it's a great example of why blocking your knitting can make all the difference in the world! Here is a photo of the Scarf right after it was bound off my needles. Blech. Weirdly puffy and not so drapey.

A little quick blocking (steam ironing) and I've achieved a floaty, perfectly (IMHO) ruffled scarf that is effortlessly chic and so easily wearable right now and into spring!! Dreamy_Alpaca_Scarf10_350 The Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk yarn was the perfect choice in a very pretty smokey blue shade. The Lace stitch used looks great on both sides.

This scarf can be worn looped, loosely draped like a shawl, tied down low, wrapped multiple times, or just hung off your neck. The ruffle will fall just right no matter what! Dreamy_Alpaca_Scarf_350 I'll be writing this up soon. . . in time for spring knitting. Watch for the announcement by signing up for my free newsletters (see top left of this page for a link) to know when this one becomes available.

Are you into ruffled scarves??I think this is one of those that could be $$$ at an Anthropologie or similar store, but take the challenge and make it yourself!  WARNING: This is not a beginner's scarf.  You'll want to be comfortable with lace and keeping over 500 sts on a long circular needle. . . that being said, the challenge will reward you with a lovely and impressive scarf!


barb b

love it!


So elegant!


Beautiful and unique. I agree with you about too much ruffle looking cheap. Some of them look downright goofy to me and I wouldn't be caught dead wearing them! But a nice touch of ruffle is very feminine.

Anne-Kristin Brigtsen

What a wonderful scarf... I really want to knit it...

Renee' Tromble

Beautiful! I can't wait for it to come out!

karen starnes

Cant wait to begin knitting this. Absolutely beautiful and elegant!

Louise Cotulla

Wow! I'm anxious for this pattern to be released. I especially like that it looks good on both sides.

Pauline A Stevens

Your patterns are absolutely gorgeous! It will be hard to decide which one I will make first.

Ginny Lyon

Love it and hope the pattern is soon available.

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