The other night I decided I would cast on Barb’s Koigu Ruffles. It’s one of the ESK badge projects and I knew that casting on 648 stitches was something I should do when I was home alone . . no interruptions. I also knew it was going to take a good bit of time to do it but . . oh, my! That’s the most stitches I think I have ever cast on and I thought I would never get finished. I started a couple of hours before Vince got home, and when he walked in the door, I was still casting on. I used the cable cast on, which takes a bit longer than the long tail method I usually use but . . 648 is a heck of a lot of stitches.
Once all the stitches are cast on, the pattern is a piece of cake and with all the single skeins of sock yarn that I have around here, I think I’ll be making more of these. One lady on Ravelry said she had made something like 24 of them. The whole time I was casting on, I was thinking . . that’s more than 15,000 stitches she’s cast on . . just for this pattern!
Seriously, it isn’t bad. As recommended in the pattern, I used stitch markers every 50 stitches so I didn’t have to keep going back to zero to count if I lost track of my stitches.
As always, I’ll share a photo of the finished scarf . . once it’s finished.