Good golly, Miss Molly


This is Susan Mills’s Molly Scarf. The pattern is part of Classic Elite’s booklet #9114. I don’t often knit patterns in exactly the yarn called for, but this superwash, worsted weight printed Classic Elite Liberty Wool seemed exactly right for this project. It was my first time using Liberty Wool. Good yarn. I’d definitely use it again.

Looking at the finished scarf in a shop, I couldn’t figure out how it was knit. Clearly short rows, but it just looked quite the mystery to me. I won’t spill the beans here. But prepare yourself for a FOUR row pattern. Yep. Four rows, over and over and over. The scarf is reversible. But each side of the ruffle is different. And the sides are flipped along the ribbed spine of the scarf.  This is a situation where one photo is definitely worth a bunch of words.


Knitted Cher and Clown Couple


This was a Classic Elite pattern from about twenty years ago that I knitted almost that long ago.  It might have been called “Ethnic Dolls.”   I adapted the pattern for the girl, somewhat, and ended up with sort of an ethnic version of Cher.  Her buddy, well, he’s truer to the pattern and looks pretty goofy.  Mostly I think it’s the hat that doesn’t really flatter him.  As I recall, the work was fun but a bit too fiddly.  And the stuffing, well that was a bear.  I always stuff my dolls and creatures with unspun wool, which is easier to work with than polyester fiber-fill, but the spindly arms and legs were tough to stuff.