Curly Whirly No. 2 - The Beaded Sherbert
Having made my second Curly Whirly, I now realise that Curly Whirly No. 1 was not, in the strictest sense, a Curly Whirly at all but, in fact, a Corkscrew! I've come to this conclusion after having just completed No. 2 which I worked from the Get Knitted Curly Whirly Scarf pattern. This is, to all intents and purposes, a simple frill. In my quest to make sure that No. 1, being composed of funky fur, did not lose its curl amongst the fuzz, I concentrated on making sure that I did enough increases to overcome this potential problem. However, in the light of completing No. 2 and being able to make a comparison with No. 1 followed by an examination of the structure of No. 1, I see that the original cast on row was shorter than the cast off row to such an extreme extent that at some point it ceased to be a frill and coiled in on itself to become a corkscrew. The cast on row is now the inner coil of the corkscrew and the cast off row is the outer edge. So, I now officially rename No. 1 and it will, henceforth, be known as the Funky Fur Curly Whirly 'Corkscrew' Scarf.
Anyway, No. 2 (pictured right) is knitted in Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb sherbert colourway with pearl-like beads added.
Below is a close up which shows the beads better.
Making Curly Whirly scarves is definitely addictive but I do have WIPs that I have to concentrate on. Will I be able to resist planning what to do with No. 3? I think I may have a bad case of Curly Whirly-itis!!