When I went to my Jazzercise class last week, a friend brought in several beautiful ruffled scarves she had knitted.
They were made out of the same thread as the crocheted ruffled scarf in my previous article and I thought I need to challenge myself again. Since I had made the scarves by crocheting, when I had never crocheted before, why can’t I make the scarf by knitting? I didn’t know how to knit either, so who cares, just try it.
In this article I will share some of the things I learned with the knitting process. I will also show a comparison of the finished crocheted scarf and the knitted scarf. Then you can decide which one you want to make.
First I found a video on You Tube that explains how to knit the ruffled scarf using Starbella Yarn. I made mine using the Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn that I used with the crocheted scarf in my previous article so I could do a true comparison.
You will need to watch the video to get the full instructions and view my photos for additional information.
When you pull the yarn out you will see the holes at the top. #1 is the hole that you have your knitting needles in, the next hole is #2 and the hole I preferred to use is # 3, or you can look at as every other one.
When I first started knitting I used hole #2 and that didn’t work for me because the ruffle edges were almost directly on top of each other.
I then started the scarf in another color thread, but this time I used hole #3. That way I could physically compare the outcome of using the different holes. I really like this look, using hole #3.
The following photos are comparisons between the Crocheted scarf and the Knitted scarf.
The pink yarn is the Crocheted scarf, the stitches are all on the backside of the scarf. They don’t always stay in the back because it depends on how you actually tie or wear the scarf.
The blue yarn is the Knitted scarf, to see the stitches you have to lift up a ruffle and the stitches are all hidden underneath the ruffle, hidden inside the scarf.
The pink yarn is showing the fullness of the Crocheted scarf. The crocheted scarf isn’t as full but has a lighter feel to it. To me it has a fun whimsical look to it.
The blue yarn is showing the fullness of the Knitted scarf. The knitted scarf has more fullness so it has a little more bulk when you tie it and the look is a little more structured.
I hope you enjoyed and learned from the comparison. The Crocheted scarf is a lot easier and faster to make, it only took about an hour. The Knitted scarf process is a little more involved, and it took about three to four hours to make. Those of you that are more experienced in crocheting or knitting, I’m sure can make it a lot faster.
So now go out and challenge yourself to try something new. Have fun!!
- Ruffled Scarf (techneats.com)
Which technique used more yarn? I currently only crochet ruffle scarves and can get 2 or 3 scarves out of one ball of yarn. Does knitting use more to get the same length. I’m assuming it must since it’s so much fuller looking. I love the look of the knit and want to learn to make them that way, but I also sell them and must consider cost…
You are correct the knitted one does take more yarn. I suggest you try one or two scarves knitted and see how you like it. The knitted ones also take more time to make, so that factor will play into your costs also. I personally prefer the fullness of the knitted ones, so you might be able to give your customers a choice. Make a few of both, charge more for the knitted ones. Let your customers show you which ones they want.
Hi, Thank you for helping me to finalized to knitting my sashay scarf than crocheting the sashay scarf. I think is ruffles flow more beautiful.
You are very welcome, I’m glad I could help.
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Hi, that was a very insightful article. Great work.
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i just found this blog and have high hopes for it to continue. keep up the great work, its hard to find good ones. i have added to my favourites. thank you.
Smart lady and beautiful as all you do,Martina.
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