Thursday, January 31, 2008

What to do when you have too much sock yarn?

You think of as many ways as possible to use it! As much as I loved the chevron scarves, I wanted a slightly quicker project! And this uses just one skein of Socks that Rock (I think I have some of that in my stash!).

Ruffles that Rock!
by Irishgirlieknits

Ruffles that Rock!

Ruffles that Rock!

Yarn: Socks that Rock, mediumweight, color Corvid (from the Raven Series)

Needles: Size 8

Scarf Measurements: approximately 70” long (after blocking); ruffles are 2” wide

Cast on 150 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit through the front and back of every stitch (kfb).
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Kfb of every stitch.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: Kfb of every stitch.
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: Knit
Row 16: Knit
Bind off loosely.

I had 1.5 ounces of yarn leftover- plenty to make it a bit longer next time (e.g., cast on 10-20 more stitches) or the ruffles a bit wider (e.g., knit 4 rows, then kfb, knit 4 rows, then kfb).

Ruffles that Rock!

Thanks Rowan (aka Irishdaisy 3) for modeling!!!

Happy Knitting!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits


cpurl17 said...


Anonymous said...

Now that does rock!

tapmouse said...

OMG! You did one of those? I hear horror stories of the eternal cast-off! WTG!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooooh pretty! What bind off did you use? The K2togtbl one? Mmm. I've hear horror stories of these things too but that's just pretty. Tempted...

sgeddes said...

Beautiful! Good idea for the excess sock yarn! I'll have to take apeak and see if I have a suitable skien of sock yarn sitting aorund.

Scrabblequeen said...

Okay, first, is it possible to have too much sock yarn? I'm not so sure about that. Good use of a skein, though. Thanks for the pattern.

hearthead said...

Oh Rowan, you randy little sister you! You look so cute! Oh yeah, nice work Irishgirlie, you are my knitting idol. Miss you ladies!!!

Zonda said...

Ahhh! My kinda scarf, knit like that anyways ;) So cute, and Rowan is too! I didn't know you had any STR ;) hehehe

Discoknits said...

Too much sock yarn?! Er, I don't think so.

Congrats on knitting a mile. Long plane rides work wonders on those goals :-)