Monday, November 29, 2010

Echarpe Cashmere a volants [Ruffled Cashmere Scarf]

From Paris, via Susan, came a lovely little package... three small balls of cashmere yarn and a scarf pattern. This cute kit makes the ruffled scarf in the photo....




and the colours are olive green and two lighter shades. It is not a particularly difficult pattern, but it is written in French. Having studied basic french in school from grade 6 to 9, I was able to actually read about every fifth word of the pattern. But I have even more skill in reading KNITTING, and was pleased to realise that the numbers meant stitches, and rows, and repeats... and "3 m, 2 m ens" probably meant "knit 3, knit 2 together" because it resulted in one fifth reduction in the total number of stitches! Although I am not very multi-lingual, I think I can claim to be an international knitter now!

It is a sweet project and the feel of the fabric is lush. Thank you Susan!

2 comments:

Name: female, I shit you not! said...

Now...that is lovely.
Plz post the pattern...plz,plz,plz.

chris said...

Thanks for the nice comment. I cannot post this pattern, as it is not mine (even if I translate it!) I only post patterns that I have developed myself!