After having made Winter Berries and Calumet, I was so in love with the idea of ruffles that I decided to create a collection of patterns on this theme. I am like that most of the time: I can obsess on a precise idea for a while, mentally looking for all possible venues to exploit a theme. I realized that my current goal to go on an extreme yarn diet would allow me to do just this with my new obsession: ruffles. I can do as many ruffly designs I want, I have all the yarn I need to do so right in my office! So I decided to create a collection of at least 6 designs, and I named it ''It's so FLUFFY!'', after watching the movie Despicable me for about 100 times with my son (when he likes a movie, he can seriously ask for it 3 times a day...). I will include both Calumet and Winter Berries in the collection, so this is officially number 3 out of 6! Yay!
This shawl has a classic top down construction and a triangular shape, and the ruffles are worked from the body, evolving naturally from the lace. Here are the first pictures of it:
Biscotte&Cie, an independant dyer from my Quebec homeland. The yarn is Felix, and the color is 'Sorbet'. It is absolutely marvelous, the color variation just interesting enough to let the simple lace stand out and is very soft. I would recommend the yarn to anyone, try it! The stitch pattern is very interesting and very easy. It comes from an old French stitchionary my mother gave to me and that she bought when she first learned to knit. You can have a better look at it in this picture: