here's a closer shot, in which you can see the detail and shape better, but without seeing it ON someone, it's hard to see the fun drapy ruffly effect!
i used this pattern, which involves short rows**, but is a much better way*** to knit a potato chip scarf if you have a limited amount of yarn and are not totally sure when it's going to run out. i had 3 balls of very high end italian thick-n-thin called venezia that i snagged for a song when my favorite local yarn store was closing****. it was luscious to knit, and i know the colors will look amazing on my friend lelia, whose birthday present this is. and now of course i am firmly in the grips of yarn lust...and totally longing to cast-on something else! :)
*no, i actually wasn't homicidally angry when this was taken; so no, i don't know why i'm making that face!!! :)
**short rows are really no big deal to do...i'm not sure why they made me weirdly (& needlessly) nervous in advance; additionally, the pattern i used gave me a link to the best explantation of how to "wrap" a stitch when turning your work that i've ever read, making me even more confident with this technique!
***the more common method is to work a verrrrrrrrrrrrrry long horizonal swatch that *DOUBLES* every other row. the finished product looks almost exactly the same...assuming you have unlimited yarn and don't run out, mid-row!
****i still miss you, simply knit, other stores just DO NOT compare!! ♥♥♥