Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Mrs Beeton Ruffles
Perhaps it was the influence of Fanny Brawne's flounces in Bright Star, yes I'm obsessed, or the fact that the pattern was named after Mrs Beeton that was the appeal. I just had to make these when I spied them on Ravelry. They are cuffs which add a nice detail to your coat or sweater and a fairly quick project. It was the first time that I've knit with the cobweb-like Rowan Kidsilk Haze. That was a bit of a nightmare and most likely should have been avoided at all cost. In the end, the result made the frustration worthwhile and I'm proud that I kept at it when I really wanted to just bin the whole ball. I look forward to running some errands this afternoon as it's warm enough to leave the gloves at home and don my ruffles!