I am such a big big sucker for Rowan's KSH. Show me anything made with KSH, I would think it is beautiful ... but I am not too far away from the truth, I think. I love the yarn so much that I didn't even feel a bit of agitation when I had to frog twice. Oh yes, and I am quite good at frogging KSH without much drama. The first time I had to frog because I was just too greedy. Instead of knitting the 90cm specified by the pattern, I made it to 120cm ... totally underestimated how much yarn the ruffled edge would take. When I came to the third round of the first side of the edge, I had to admit my mistake and frog the scarf back to 95cm. The second time was when I was binding off the second side of the edge, I found that it didn't ruffle as much as the first side. I thought it was because instead of picking up one stitch per row, I did 3 stitches per 4 row. So, there I went again ... frog ... frog ... frog ... This is also why I could only finish the scarf last night, instead of Sunday night. The scarf itself was easy to work on. What surprised me was how much time the ruffled edge would take me.
I love love love this scarf. I joined Rowan International because of this. The ruffled edges make the scarf ultra feminine. I don't think I would make Ruffles from Scarf Style ... because that thing resembles chicken intestines too much (sorry if the image is a bit gross to you ... but I am Chinese, who are used to seeing chicken intestines!). But used as an accent to the scarf, I think they are wonderful.
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze Col: 600 Drewberry
Pattern: Froth Scarf designed by Eleanor Yates exclusively for Rowan
Finished measurements: 10cm x 95cm excluding the ruffled edge
The scarf as shown in the photos was unblocked. I am wondering if I have to block it. What would you do? Do you think it needs blocking?
Have I told you that I felt like a queen when working with KSH?