Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fresh off the Knitting Needles: Diamonds and Ruffles Scarf in Patons Lemongrass Wool

Just completed: A chartreuse scarf for me! No, I can't get enough of this color.

This crappy iPhone pic makes me look all glowy and airbrushed, haha. Nice.
Needles: Size 7
Stitches used: Knit, purl, K2tog, Kf/b
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Lemongrass, 2 skeins
Patterns: Moss Diamonds & Lozenges and the Garter Ridge Ruffle from Up, Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary

If this pattern looks familiar, it's because it's similar to the Asherton Scarf I made for Keith. I love the geometric design on his scarf so much that I made one for myself. This time, I used the diamond stitch pattern in my favorite knitting book, Up, Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard. And to make my scarf a little girly, I added a garter stitch ruffle. Aww, ruffles!! Cute.

The Up, Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary has patterns for lots of decorative edges and ruffles. Some are lacy, some look simple and tailored, and some even look pleated. The book makes it easy to pick a stitch pattern for the body of an item, pick another pattern for a decorative edge, and put 'em together so you can customize all your hand-knitted items. And it tells you how to knit the fancy edge bottom-up or top-down, so you don't have to seam two pieces together to make a scarf with a decorative edge on both ends. I probably sound like an ad, but I promise this isn't a sponsored post. I'm just that crazy about the book!

Do you have a favorite knitting book? I'd love some recommendations--especially for knitting garments. I still haven't mastered the art of knitting tops and sweaters that fit well. Book recommendations that address this problem would be much appreciated!


  1. Super-cute! I love that color, too.

    1. Thank you! I'm afraid I'm going to overdose on the color, but I can't help it. I love it.

  2. That turned out so cute! I am a fan of brights too. I have a dress/tunic that color and wear it all the time...even though people notice when you wear a bright green dress over and's definitely not a LBD.

    1. Thanks! Even though they know you're wearing the dress over and over, at least they notice it. Do you get more compliments when you wear brightly colored things? I think that's happening with this scarf. People are crazy about the color! :)


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