When I went to the fabric store I didn’t set out to get yarn to make another scarf, but this Red Heart Ribbon Yarn was sitting on an end counter (great marketing) and when I looked at it I thought, wow, I think that can be knitted like the ruffled scarf I made.
I bought a couple colors and in a few hours I had two beautiful scarves.
Here are a few tips I learned. (Not step by step instructions.)
The ribbon yarn comes folded up and tied with three or four ties. Unfold the yarn and clip the ties. If you want you can leave it laying flat to knit with or you can wind it on a tube like I showed on my previous articles. Knitted Ruffled Scarf Comparison and Ruffled Scarf.
I looked on You Tube and found this video. It is full of some good tips especially if your yarn is cut and you need to tie it together, or there is a knot in the yarn that you can’t get out. This trick could also be used if you wanted to make a really long and wide scarf or shawl. Wouldn’t that be beautiful.
In the video he does suggest that you skip every other hole on the yarn to make a ruffled effect. I do not agree. I tried it on a sample scarf and I didn’t like it.The yarn does not have enough depth, therefore it will create holes that I personally do not like. But everyone has their own preferences; you are the designer so create it your way. You might find an even prettier way to make a scarf or ruffle trim.
I have heard of some people having problems with the holes being so big that the yarn slips over the wrong end of the knitting needle. If you have problems with that on any project just take some tape, I prefer painters tape because it doesn’t leave a residue.
Just wrap a piece of tape on the end of the needle and then the yarn won’t slip off. A quick and easy fix.
Here is what the finished scarf stitches look like underneath the ruffles.