Two-Hour Project: Ruffled Knit Scarf

If you’re a craft-fair-stalker as I am, I’m sure you saw the ruffled scarves for sale everywhere this fall. Did you know they are beyond simple to make?  I knit several for gifts this Christmas, and I think they would make fabulous Mother’s Day gifts, as well, especially ones like this:


They’re made from yarn which is really a chiffon-ish fabric ribbon with knitting holes along one side. The fabric is so light, they’re really wearable in any season, unlike some of the ones made of heavier, regular yarn.

All you need for this scarf is a skein of fabric “yarn” and a pair of size 9 needles. The directions are on the back of the yarn label, but here they are, in case your yarn has a different set of directions.



  1. Gauge is not important for this pattern. Scarf measures approximately 86 inch long. Notes:This yarn is actually a lace strip with holes evenly spaced along one edge. You will be inserting hook through the holes. If you put your work down, be sure to put a stitch holder or safety pin on the working stitch. This holder needs to be larger than the hole so that your work will not fall apart.
  2. Insert hook through 1st hole from back to front; repeat for 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes. You now have 4 holes on the hook. Pinching together all four holes on the hook with left forefinger and thumb, insert hook from front to back into 5th hole and pull through all holes on hook. Repeat this entire procedure with each group of 5 holes.
  3. Continue until 4 or less holes remain; pull end through last stitch and pull tight. Trim beginning and ending fabric strip points so that they blend in with the ruffles.
  4. Shake out your scarf so that ruffles spiral.

This ruffled scarf took around two hours to make, and probably would have been even faster, but I kept thinking I was doing it wrong, since it was so simple, and frogging it and starting over. Silly, right?  It really IS that simple.

4 thoughts on “Two-Hour Project: Ruffled Knit Scarf

  1. It’s beautiful! I haven’t seen that “yarn” yet so I’m going to have to go check it out. Hope you are having a fantastic start to the new year! :)

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