So with – nope not gonna tell you how many of these things I have made – ruffle scarves under my belt I can finally say that all the ruffle yarn has been stash busted! Of course, I think there is actually more hiding in the bowels of my stash somewhere, a gift from someone who didn’t know what a pain it is to work with. The scarves are fun, frilly, ruffley goodness though.
Friends and neighbors, let’s go look at some pictures courtesy of Flickr, Instagram, Phototoaster , Photoshop and of course my trusty Canon!!
** Monotone Ruffles **
This is, of course, the ruffle that started it all. A gift from a friend that turned into something that reminds me of The Great Gatsby a bit. I do love how this
stupid scarf looks.
It is so airy and flow-y, feminine and girly, delicate and gentle. Basically, it is a bad ass scarf.
If it sells, I will gladly make as many of these as needed – but I just doesn’t feel the same way I do when I am knitting. Time will tell!
** OSU Buckeye Ruffle Scarf – Shades of Gray, Red, Black and White **
After the first ruffle scarf in monotone colors were made, I received a lot of questions from fellow Buckeyes about whether or not this could be done in our football teams colors. We bleed scarlet and gray here in the Buckeye State and everyone want to wear the colors with pride – at home, tailgating or at the game. It’s like a state law.
So after visiting a few more yarn shops I found this beauty waiting to come home with me. I can’t say I was super excited about working with this yarn again (it doesn’t really feel like knitting – more like unraveling a ball an errant yarn) but the idea is to bring people into the shop right?
After a few curse words mumbled under my breath I gathered some momentum and pumped out a few of these bad boys. Football season is not all that far away – gnarled fingers crossed!
I so want to learn to make ruffled scarves. These look so fun!
Once you get the hang of it it really isn’t all that bad. The instructions are on youtube – check it out!
I’m a bit obsessed with this frilly yarn but not to the point where I need to have it. I own one ball I bought last year and after hearing time and again about what a PITA it is to work with, I’ve laid it aside. So pretty though when worked up! Lovely scarves!
Thank you! It IS a PITA but for free I will work with just about anything 🙂
Congrats on getting so many of those scarves done. My one attempt with the ruffled yarn from hell, definitely leaves me impressed. Here’s hoping you are able to sell them!
That….that would be lovely – selling anything would be lovely! The scarves, if they don’t sell though, will be able to find homes with friends and family. So no loss either way 🙂
Lovely!!! How long does it takes to make one???
Not long at all really, it’s just a matter of messing with the stupid stuff that takes so long. It gets twisted, you have to pull it apart, the stitches want to slip…other than that it is a breeze! 😉
I too have knitted with that stuff. It is the work of the devil. I feel your pain.
It is satanic isn’t it? I swear, if it didn’t look so darn adorable I would have set it on fire in the back yard! 🙂
If you’re a perfectionist like me then it’s even worse! I knitted one for work which was made of a much tighter mesh with much smaller holes and I decided that for uniformity I should make each stitch the same number of tiny little mesh holes apart. Never again. It didn’t make any difference to the finished scarf, it just sucked up a few more hours of my life that I’ll never get back!
🙂 I feel your pain. My OCD was knocking on the back of my eyes looking at it. Knitting always calms my Panic Monster because it is repetition and perfection (kinda) that I can control. Take away control and it’s chaos! 🙂
Hmmm, interesting… I’ve never tried ruffle yarn—and now perhaps never will. The yarn may have ruffled your feathers, but they knit up really pretty ❤
It DID ruffle my feathers, but I remember no being able to knit after my hand got hurt and this – in comparison – is no big deal.
Plus, it was free! 😉
Great attitude ❤ … and yeah, I’d call free yarn a plus too! 🙂
Fabulous! So sorry to hear it’s the devils work to knit them. They actually crochet up lickety split. I just ventured down the ruffle road a couple weeks ago so I’d have a couple for a crochet demo. I made them using two different crochet methods and discovered it does make a difference which you choose. I’ll be posting pics in a day or two on my blog. Though, I do have to admit the knit ones seem to come out with a little extra something.
I cannot wait to see the pictures! You know, I complained a lot but really it was worth it. It was something new, something fun and something free!
Ah, that first one is beautiful! I bought a skein of this ruffle stuff last winter. After your posts, as well as the introverted knitter’s, I feel like it’s watching me when I go into my stash… It will get done late this summer (fingers crossed!).
Just be patient – and stay away from scissors – and you’ll be fine! 🙂
I always assumed these were quite easy. Obviously not. I can’t decide if you have warned me off for good or if the devil in me is wanting to find out what it is like! They do look great!
It’s worth giving a go! If you hate it you’ll have someone to complain to! If you love it then you’ve discovered something new.
Either way you get the scarf!!
I admire your courage at knitting with these novelty yarns …. I just can’t manage it. However your persistence and perseverance have paid off beautifully. Indeed the results are gorgeous. Well done 🙂
*Blushing* Thank you! 🙂
I’ve just put my ruffle yarns on sale – perhaps you’d like a few more? : )
I’m in the same “please buy this!” Boat with my store! 😉
I totally agree with you about the ruffle yarn. It’s like trying to knit with fish net tights! Unpleasant. But the finished scarves are lovely. Yours are amazing. Well done for persevering!
Thank you! The do turn out lovely but I miss….well….knitting;)
It really is like working with fishnet tights, it is the perfect way to describe it!
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