Enter Mimi Hill's Simple City pattern, a nice garter stitch triangular scarf with an eye-catching ruffle, perfect for that special skein of verigated yarn for which I just couldn't seem to find the right pattern. I bought the $4 pattern during a pattern sale that she had in which I got a deal on a bundle of patterns. Expect to see more projects from her patterns, because I am sure that they are all as clearly written as Simple City.
The pattern itself is deceptively simple. I seem to be gravitating towards patterns that are designed more to create something of distilled beauty than to show off a super complicated stitch pattern or technique. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that I try to combine my knitting with reading whenever possible. But don't be fooled. I totally screwed up my increases somewhere in the middle. Something to do with a stitch marker that would not stay put, and then broke, and a zillion stitches on the needles. Fortunately the verigation appears to hide knitting that looks like it was done by a four year old on a sugar high who was just rescued from time out.
The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts in Knitters Without Borders. This is that special skein that I picked up in a Ravelry destash to celebrate the end of my first semester of grad school. I tried a couple different patterns with it, but nothing worked. It all came out looking like what I would call Vampire Puke. Aka, not pretty. I actually did not knit the entire scarf because I ran out of yarn, so I did fewer increase rows following the directions in the pattern and shortened the ruffle.
|Hair, scarf, shirt -- All wind-blown|