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Mistake-terpiece! My attempt at a triangle ruffle scarf

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

I have a tendency to find a pattern I absolutely love but decide that it could be better in some way or form. This scarf is an example of one of those times. The pattern for this scarf originally called for a heavier weight of yarn and larger hook size. I thought it would look better as a light weight lace scarf and started creating it with thread and a smaller hook.

This was my first triangle scarf so while it might seem like common sense- I didn't think about the fact the the scarf grows width-wise and lengthwise with a pattern like this. Opposed to a standard scarf that once you determine length or width- only one direction gets longer. It seems like "duh" now but at the time it didn't even cross my mind. I panicked mid-project as I realized in order to get this to be the right width- it was going to be a VERY long scarf.

We've all had those moments where you've realized you've made a mistake but now you are too far committed to scratch the project. So I modified the pattern to increase the width twice as fast as what the pattern called for. I did my increases incrementally in each row (opposed to doubling stitches right away) so I wouldn't have a row that looked like a cluster- literally. (Crochet stitch pun there... haha) In the end- I think I saved it and it turned out pretty nicely.

Here's to mistakes that make master-pieces!

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