Our frilly knit scarf looks fairly similar to our filly crochet scarf. It is not quite as full as the crochet version but it comes out about 20" longer.
The knit version is quite simple to make and works up quickly. As with the crochet counterpart, you need to skip every other hole to get the ruffle effect.
When you knit with Sashay, you actually work into the holes in the top edge instead of wrapping the yarn around your needle as you do in traditional knitting.
Materials and Supplies
Approximate finished size = 72" long
- 1 Ball Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn 3.5oz
- Size 9* (American) knitting needles
*Our sample was made with a size 9 knitting needles but you can use any size you have on hand. I would suggest using size 8 through size 10. There is no need to worry about gauge with this project.
Ball of Sashay after it has been opened up and wound around the label - see tip #1.
Before you get started, you will notice that this yarn comes bunched up. Pull out a piece and use your fingers to gently stretch it out so that it is fairly flat. Note that one edge has a glittery thread that runs through it - this will be the bottom edge. You will work with the top edge (not the one with the glittery thread).
Tip #1: After making several of these scarves, I found it was easier to take a few minutes before starting to knit and open up the Sashay and wind it into a new ball. The way I did this was to remove the wrapper, untwist the sashay and wrap it around the wrapper. Just wrap the sashay in one direction around the wrapper (don't go in all different directions as you would when making regular ball of yarn) If you take a few minutes to do this before you begin it will significantly speed up the time it takes to actually knit the scarf.
Tip #2: You can knit into either the top row or the row directly below it. Some knitters prefer the top row and some prefer the row below. It is just a matter of preference. Choose which row you are going to work into and keep it consistent throughout.
Tip #3: It is very important that you skip every other hole throughout this whole project. That is what makes the yarn ruffle!
Tip #4: When you reach the end of a row, always turn your work in the same direction.
Lets get started ~
- Count over three holes and fold the yarn back on itself at this point. For the first three stitches, you will be working through two layers. This is to give the end of the scarf a nice finished look and hide the cut end.
- Cast on 6 stitches. To do this, insert your knitting needle from back to front into the first hole, skip the next hole and insert the needle from back to front into the next hole. Continue until you have six stitches on the needle.
- For each row, knit these six stitches skipping one stitch between each stitch you knit.
- Continue knitting on these six sitches until you have about 18" of Sashay left. Cast off, draw the remaining length of Sashay through the last hole on your needle and tie in a knot close to your work. Cut off excess Sashay leaving about 1/4" from the knot. The knot will blend into the ruffles.