How to Knit with Ruffling Yarns

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I just wanted to share with you the latest yarn craze- it’s Mesh yarns! These yarns open up a whole new world of options for your knit and crochet projects, and they come with their own set of instructions. Mostly they are being promoted for ruffle scarves (see our next post with our own original scarf pattern for these unusual yarns), but there is so much more you can do with them from wraps and shawls to skirts, or add a little ruffle edging for an extra touch, the sky is the limit!

These unusual yarns are also known as ruffle yarns due to the ruffled effect they create when knitted. Knitters who are used to wrapping an entire strand of yarn around their needles may be perplexed at first, since you do not pull the whole strand through a stitch when you knit it. Once you get the hang of working with mesh yarns, you can use simple garter stitch to create intricate pieces that look much more complicated than they actually are.

Here at Yarn Designers Boutique we carry the following Brands and colorways

Bernat Twist & Twirl

Ruffling Yarn Bernat Twist'n Twirl

Patons Pirouette
Ruffling Yarn Patons Pirouette

 

Flounce and Flounce Metallic by Knitting Fever
Ruffling Yarn Knitting Fever Flounce and Flounce Metallic 

Triana and Triana Lux by Katia (Knitting Fever)
Ruffling Yarn Knitting Fever Katia Triana and Triana lux 

Below are instructions on how to make a ruffle scarf using Patons Pirouette yarn.

Knitting with Pirouette, step 1

1. Cast on by inserting needle from back to front across top edge of yarn into every second space.

Knitting with Pirouette, step 2

2. Insert right-hand needle from front to back through first st on the left-hand needle.

Knitting with Pirouette, step 3

3. Miss next space and wrap yarn of second space around right-hand needle.

Knitting with Pirouette, step 4

4. Draw working yarn through to create stitch on right-hand needle. Slip stitch off left-hand needle.

Knitting with Pirouette, step 5

5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 until 12 spaces of working yarn are left. Cast off, working through every second space.

 The instructions below describe how to make a ruffle scarf using Bernat’s Twist and Twirl yarn.

Casting on and working the first row

1. Cast on by inserting needle from back to front across top edge of yarn, approx 1 inch [2.5 cm] apart. Turn to work first row.

Beginning the stitch

2. Insert right-hand needle from front to back through first st on the left-hand needle. Insert right-hand needle into top edge of working yarn, approx 1 inch [2.5 cm] from last stitch.

Finishing the stitch

3. Draw working yarn through to create stitch on right-hand
needle.

Knitting a row

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, knitting into yarn at approx 1 in [2.5 cm] intervals.


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