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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Little Ruffle

Looking for an easy scarf pattern that knits up quickly? A scarf that isn't too bulky - an airy, feminine scarf that can be worn all year in our temperate climate? A scarf perfect for beginners or advanced knitters alike? Well, look no further.

Meet A Little Ruffle by Jennifer Lang, a free download from the Sadie and Oliver website.
Leah discovered this pattern and was the first to make the scarf here at Close Knit. She chose the earthy Plymouth Yarn Hillside Linen, a blend of 80% alpaca and 20% linen. When Sally wore the scarf during the Portland Yarn Crawl, so many of you were enthralled with it, we sold out of the yarn. Never fear, though - we are fully stocked again.
Next, Adrienne made the scarf out of Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca. It feels a bit more wintry and is luxurious, soft and cozy.
Finally, I made the scarf in the prescribed yarn, DROPS Alpaca, since I was gift knitting for someone who was very specific about her color choice.
However, when I knit the scarf for myself, I plan to use Blue Sky Alpacas Sport, a lofty, luscious baby alpaca or Classic Elite Fresco, a wool/alpaca/angora blend.
If you too are captivated by the elegant simplicity of this scarf, download the free pattern and stop by the shop. We'd be happy to suggest yarns that would complement A Little Ruffle.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I made this scarf a few years ago and love it! I want to make it again and when I clicked on my bookmark the page no longer exists! Do you have a copy of the pattern by any chance?