If you like a simple-to-knit scarf that has a flirty little feel, this pattern is for you.  And, once you get the hang of it, it’s practically mindless.  I used Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran and size 8 knitting needles.  Since gauge on this scarf is no big deal, I think you could use any yarn and the suggested needle size that is recommended for that yarn.

The ruffle is worked back-and-forth for 6 rows, and then you work across the entire row.  Here’s how it’s done:

CO 30 stitches

Row 1:  Knit 4 stitches.  Row 2:  Turn work and knit 4 back.

Row 3:  Knit 6 stitches.  Row 4:  Turn work and knit 6 back.

Row 5:  Knit 8 stitches.  Row 6:  Turn work and knit 8 back.

Row 7:  Knit 30 stitches across.

Row 8:  Knit 30 stitches across.

Repeat this pattern, rows 1 – 8, until desired length.

Using 30 stitches with this yarn, the width of my scarf is 7 1/2 inches.  To make a narrower or wider scarf, adjust the number of cast-on stitches.  Just be sure to follow rows 1 – 6 for the ruffle effect.

It’s getting colder, and I know I’ll need a nice warm scarf, so I better get knitting.  Time to cozy-up with a good movie, a cup of hot chocolate and a big plate of leftover Christmas cookies.

Wishes for a warm and wonderful New Year!


*WIP?  I learned it on Ravelry…”work in progress”.  (gotta love Ravelry 😉

0 thoughts on “Knitted Ruffled Scarf (WIP*)

  1. Ann says:

    I’ll bet you could learn SO quickly, Christine!! There’s got to be a youtube tutorial to get you started. (wish you were my neighbor 😉