Hello, my name is Andrea from Northern Ireland. I am an enthusiastic machine knitter but am interested in all things woollen. I am an active member of the NI Machine Knitters Guild which has renewed my interest in machine knitting. I own a standard Brother 940 electronic knitting machine and a Brother Chunky. I also hand knit and love looking at new wools and patterns.
Sunday, 4 September 2011
I have finished my ruffle scarf. I purchased this wool while on holiday in Cambridge. It is Rizos Katia and is one of the new type of yarn with a little space at the top to insert your needles. It is quite a slippy yarn, so I was advised to knit it on circular needles and then it has less chance of slipping off. The yarn is manufactured in Spain and made from 98% acrylic and 2% polyester. It comes in 100g balls.
Close up of the ruffles
Using 5.5 mm needles, I cast on 15 stitches and this size of scarf took approximately 2 balls of yarn. There were some beautiful colours in it and the next time I would make it slightly thinner, maybe 10 stitches. It knits up quickly and would make a lovely Christmas present.