Ruffled Scarf

This is another of the new yarns which is fascinating to me, as you are effectively knitting with strips of netting.  This type of knitting is very easy to learn for the beginner but goes against everything the established knitter will have been taught in the past as it is the only type of knitting in which you split the yarn. 


 More details on this yarn......

The scarf is knitted entirely in garter stitch, creating the ruffled effect down both sides of the scarf which is extremely decorative and very feminine.
The scarf measures 20cm x 100cm..  Total preparation time is probably about 4 - 6 hours depending on experience.



50g Cancan or Salsa Yarn
1 pair of 4mm Knitting Needles


To make scarf:

Using 4mm needles pick up 6 stitches at approximately 3 cm intervals. There is no need to be precise about the gaps between the stitches when working with this yarn as this will add a more natural look to the scarf.
Work on these 6 stitches using about 8cm of yarn between stitches and continue until ball is completed, allowing at least 40 cm to cast off

Cast Off. 

To make Up:
Trim the ends of the remaining yarn until they approximately 2 cm from the required length.  Fold in edges and hem the end of the yarn to prevent it unravelling.  Tuck the free ends into the ruffles of the scarf, secure if necessary.

Hints & Tips:

Look at the patterning on the yarn before starting to knit.  Some of these yarns fade in and out of colours like other knitting wools whereas wools such as Sirdars Salsa wool have patterns across the length of the yarn.  When using yarns with patterns across the yarn, a decision needs to be made as to whether the scarf will be predominantly the one of these colours or contain both colours.  If both colours are preferred the yarn should be twisted every two rows and the opposite side knitted instead.

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