‘Ruffaluffagus‘ is one of my recent finished projects. It is a ruffled tunic for babies at 3 months right through to children aged 4. I loved this pattern when I first set eyes on it. I think it is quirky and a little bit different. The designer Cassandra Dominick made her sample in one solid colour using Luna Grey Fiber Arts Astro, which is a 4-ply/fingering yarn with 75% wool and 25% nylon for a little stretch.
As my dear knitting friends know I always like to mix it up a bit and so I decided to make this with a combination of three colours for a colour-block/striped effect, which is very on trend this season. I used Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino in shades in Orange (36) and Light Grey (22), along with some Patons Diploma Gold 4-ply from my stash in Cream.
I decided to the first block at the bottom of the tunic would be orange leading into grey and cream striped and the top part (chest and shoulders) would be grey.
I did consider adding the ruffles in different colours but I think in the end that using the solid grey has worked out better.
This pattern was very straight forward to follow and although there is a lot of stocking stitch (stockinette) throughout the use of the different colours kept me motivated to finish it. I’d definitely make another one…