The Mathematics of Ruffles
I pondered the slowness last night as I knitted and knitted AND knitted and seemingly got nowhere. So I decided to "do the math".
Assuming you are knitting to gauge (8.5 rows per inch) and are making it as long as the pattern specifies (86 inches) you will be knitting 731 short row sections. Yes. 731. Check the pattern. You knit one short row section for every stitch along the spine. Ouch.
You don't even want to know how long the edges are. Lets just say they are way longer than you can even imagine. Over 600 inches. Ouch again.
Now my gauge is 8 stitches to the inch so I "only" have to knit 688 short row sections to get to 86 inches.
Anne in Colorado
Labels: Ruffles Scarf