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Old 11-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Pictures Added -- To ruffle or not and holiday top help.

Update - Thanks for all your help. Here are some action shots of the ruffles. I made them too long because I kept knitting while deciding if I should add ruffles.




I am making a pair of twisty trousers on green cestari for my daughter's Christmas outfit. I'm getting near the end of the first leg and cannot decide if I should add a ruffle. I'm not really a ruffle person but I feel like I should girly them up a bit. If I do a ruffle what kind should it be?

I also just sold the yarn I was going to use for the top so I am in search of shirt or dress ideas. Spam is welcome!

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Personally (especially if you're not a ruffle person), I'd go without the ruffles. I think the cables are pretty girly as is, and just pair it with a top that is more girly.

I just think all those cables + ruffle would make the pants look really heavy, but maybe that's because I'm a pretty simple gal when it comes to knits. =)
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I vote ruffles! But I am definitely a ruffle girl. My dd has a pair of cables with an extreme flared ruffle, they are my favorite.
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I vote ruffles! But I am definitely a ruffle girl. My dd has a pair of cables with an extreme flared ruffle, they are my favorite.
Oh, I'd love to see a picture!
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Re: To ruffle or not and holiday top help.

I've done a few pairs with ruffles:









I prefer them with a pleated ruffle so it's not too frilly, though.
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i love those!!!
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Re: To ruffle or not and holiday top help.

Ruffle! Make it a small ruffle, maybe?
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So cute!

Thanks for the input. I went with ruffles. Now I just need to find a top
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I looooove white/natural cabled longies. So cute.
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