Ruffled Triangle Scarf by Janis Abel
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Ruffled Triangle Scarf

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
460 - 500 yards (421 - 457 m)
Finished Size: 58" x 16"
This pattern is available for free.

3/7/13: I had to quit that project when I ran out of the silk. I recently had some hand spun and dyed for this project, and I am now knitting it again. I am half through the pattern re-write, if anyone is interested in test-knitting it for me. When the pattern is complete, I will officially look for test-knitters.

8/17/2011: I am currently knitting this again. I have learned a lot about my own knitting styles since I first made this scarf (which, by the way, is still getting lots of compliments, and I love love love it!). I will be editing the pattern next week to reflect some changes in the process. One of the main differences is how I slip the first stitch of each row purl-wise, with yarn in front. I have also tried to remedy the rolled edge with a 3-stitch garter edge, but it isn’t wide enough, really. I think a crochet edging might be best.

I am knitting it with 100% silk from Three Irish Girls, and 500 yards is proving to be not enough, sadly. I am using size 11 needles, and the result is a very loose knit, with good drape. I feared that I didn’t have enough yarn, so I am knitting it from both ends and will use Kitchener stitch to join the ends. The second half is being knitted from the center of the yarn-ball, reversing the technique. I will document this better when I rewrite the pattern.

Played around with pattern for a week before settling on method. I’m really happy with how it turned out, but the pictures don’t really do it justice. Everyone who has seen it wants me to make one for them … :)

I have never written a pattern before, so forgive me! - It is a little wordy!

~~Note: I’m currently making this scarf in fingering wool from … so far, it looks nice, but I probably like the drapyness of the rayon one better. I will photograph the end result, in a few days.~~