so, i saw this scarf, and besides needing it to live, i absolutely need to know how to make ruffles. the pattern is a trinket scarf by kim hargreaves and only comes in kits. it's not so much the scarf i need, only the knowledge of how to make those ruffles. so, i did a hunt:
a ruffled edge cast-on method: To make your cast on edge ruffle as shown in the picture work as follows: Cast on 4 times the number of stitches that your pattern calls for. Row 1: Knit 2 together across the row Row 2: Purl 2 together across the row Commence knitting following your pattern. When finished, steam the ruffled edge (don't iron it!)
that's all nice and all.......but i need more. lots and lots of fluffy ruffles. dammit ravelry. where are you when i need you?
then there is this. oh my, ruffles everywhere. and it even has a free pattern!
RUFFLES, RUFFLES, RUFFLES
Materials: yarn - Kidsilk Haze from Rowan (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk; 25g; 229 yds) in the following amounts and colors: 2 skeins of #592 (A) 2 skeins of #601 (B) 1 skein of #590 (C) 3, size 9 circular needles (36")
Gauge 18 sts= 4" in St st
Finished Measurements 6-1/2 " x 59"
Ruffle A With A, CO 795 sts and work in St st until piece measures 2-1/2". K3tog across row - 265 sts. Cont in St st until piece measures 6-1/2". Leave sts on needle.
Ruffle B With B and 2nd needle, CO 795 sts and work in St st until piece measures 2-1/2". K3tog across row- 265 sts. Cont in St st until piece measures 4-1/2". Leave sts on needle.
Ruffle C With C and third needle, CO 795 sts and work in St st until piece measures 2-1/4". K3tog across row- 265 sts. Purl 1 row. Leave sts on needle.
Assembly With RS facing, layer ruffles as follows: A on bottom, B in middle (figure G), and C on top. With A, holding needles parallel, knit into first st on each needle, working 1 st of A, B, and C tog. Rep across row, joining 3 ruffles into scarf. Purl 1 row. BO all sts loosely. Do not block.
Creative option If 795 sts are a few too many, make a detachable ruffled collar; CO 396 sts and work in patt. There will be 132 sts after the K3tog row.