four ways with a scarf

I’m partial to a ruffle here and there. Nothing overdone. Just a little fluttery something on the most minimalist outfit adds glamour that you can toss off when you revert to your Garbo (I just want to be alone) mode.

The Lulu Scarf in my book wasn’t intended to be a ruffle.  It was an experiment with geometry. What resulted was a feminine, undulating shape that is part shawl, part scarf, and can be warn several ways.

Lulu is shown in blue  Kidsilk Haze in the book. Here it’s knitted in the beautiful taupe color 590-pearl, and with a slightly looser gauge.

Here are the ways:

regular scarf style


capelet style (the little gold crocheted bag she is peeking into is by Lisa Toland)



more capelet



and beauty pageant

It seems I’m not alone in liking a diagonal ruffle. When checking out the spring collection of my favourite designer, Dries van Noten, I saw this


and this


and then, there’s this

see what I mean about a little fluttery here and there?


7 Responses to “four ways with a scarf”

  1. Rochelle Says:

    My sentiments exactly regarding frills. The scarf is great!

  2. Laura Says:

    Gorgeous! And I just so happen to have a few balls of Kidsilk Haze…

  3. Marianne Says:

    That scarf is lovely. I love the way is falls and it would be so glamorous bunched up around the neck. Kidsilk Haze is one of my favorite yarns. So soft and lightweight!

  4. kate Says:

    I have just bought your new book and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I had to buy wool for the Everyday Cardigan straight away because I neeeeeeeeed it for this winter to wear over the new dresses I have been sewing. It is such a wonderful book and have had many visitors over the weekend not only oooohing and aaaaahing over the projects, but also the styling and accessories (that’s when you know you have a winner). Lots of love, Kate xxooxx.
    p.s. Thanks for writing it!

  5. Mel Says:

    Thank you so much Kate! I’m so glad you like it. xxMel

  6. Karen Says:

    I, too, love the book. I ordered it on a whim and am so glad I did. I have a skein of artisan hand-dyed silk mohair (it should knit up like the Kidsilk haze) that has been needing a special project, and this is it!. I may be a tad short on yardage, but it seems like I could just adapt the last repeat if it looks like I’ll run out. I’ve been looking for a pattern for this skein for a long time, and the simplicity of this one will really let the depth of color in this yarn take center stage. Thank you!

  7. Mel Says:

    I’m so glad you like it Karen. Your yarn sounds beautiful!

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