How to: ruffled scalloped edge on ribbed hem and sleeves
I have a sweater I bought that I love. It is a merino wool dk weight 5 1/2 stitches to the inch. It looks handknit and was expensive. But it is 10 yrs old and I want to clone it. My major obstacle is the ruffled, scalloped hem. It has 172 stitches per side, starting out for four rows with 1x1 ribbing, then decreases to 142 stitches and changes to 2x2 ribbing for the rest of the hem. I have tried this, but don't get the ruffle and scalloped effect. The cast on is different. It looks like the yarn loops at the bottom edge on each knit row. It looks like they began knitting without casting on. It also seems like there is a stitch in there that creates a little scallop. I have the knitting basics down, but this is more than basic. If anyone can help me find out how to do this, I would be forever grateful. I have taken a couple of pictures. Hope they are detailed enough.