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Knitting Designs By Silka Burgoyne

Ruffles Ruffles Everywhere November 9, 2010

I am proudly introducing Ruffles Cardigan for the January 2011 Issue of Creative Knitting. I love this cardigan and the fact that it made its way to the cover of the magazine is overwhelming. Here is some detail about the Ruffles Cardigan.

Description
The Ruffles Cardigan features 3 rows of ruffles on each side of the body along the v-neckline. Ruffles are worked in a lighter weight of the same yarn that is used to work in the main body. There are 2 ways to work the ruffles; you can worked the ruffles seperately and sewn onto the cardigan or worked them by picking up stitches on the surface of the cardigan.

Size
S [M, L, 1X, 2X]

Finished Measurement
Chest: 34 [38, 42, 46, 50] inches
Length: 22 [22.5, 23.25, 23.5, 24] inches
Sleeves Length from Underarm: 12 [12, 12.5, 12.5, 13] inches

Gauge:
21 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette St using MC with Size 6 (4.00 mm) needle after pressing.
24 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette St using CC with Size 5 (3.75mm) needle after pressing.
26 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in Twisted rib using MC with size 5 (3.75 mm) needle after pressing

Yarn
Tahki Yarn – Cotton Classic [100% Mercerized Cotton; 108 yards /100m per 50g skein]. – MC
Tahki Yarn – Cotton Classic Lite [100% Mercerized Cotton; 146 yards /135m per 50g skein]. – CC

A little story about this cardigan.. I initially worked the sample in purple and after the editorial review, the editors decided that they would like the sample in Red instead. Hence, I have knitted the sweater twice… and the cardigan came out beautifully and the finished products made all the late nights all worth it. Also, when I designed the cardigan, I have also designed a matching purse for the cardigan… stay tune for the Winter/Spring 2010/2011 Issue of Knitscene for the preview for my ruffles purse. The new Knitscene issue should be available sometimes next month.

As always, if you have any question about the pattern, feel free to contact me.

Cheers and Happy Knitting!

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2 Responses to “Ruffles Ruffles Everywhere”

  1. Barbara Nielsen Says:

    I am knitting the Ruffles Cardigan from Creative Knitting 2011 on page 20. I have knit the body with no problems but am having trouble understanding the directions to shape the sleeve cap. After I pick up 76 sts. around the armhole, how do I go from the picked up sts. to purling just 51 sts. on row 1 and then knitting just 26 on the next row? Where are the markers placed? Are there some missing instructions? How does the magic loop method work with these instructions? Please clarify!! I love the pattern and want to finish the sweater.

    • Hi Barbara,

      You are not the first one have issue with sleeve shaping.. I hope I can help. If you read the instruction on W&T, it will give u a clear picture on where to put the initial markers.

      **********Wrap and Turn (W&T) – to work wrap: bring the yarn in front (RS) or back (WS), sl next st, bring yarn to back (RS) or front (WS), place marker (pm) on left needle and return the sl st to the left needle.**********

      After you pick up 76 sts for the sleeves, you will start the sleeve cap shaping.
      Shape Cap: start on the WS row; 1) work 51 sts (always purl on WS), W&T, 2) work 26 sts, W&T. 3) Work next row to the marker, sm (slip marker), W&T. Repeat step 3 until all sts are worked except for the BO underarm sts, work final row across all sts and start working in the round.

      I hope it give u a more clear pictures….
      let me know if u need more information.
      Silka B.


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