Rachel at Paradise Fibers.com shows you ruffle scarf basics and how to fix a pesky knot in your ruffle yarn which are so unfortunately common.
How to knit a ruffle scarf and fix a knot when knitting ruffle yarn!
Rachel here from ParadiseFibers.com again here to show you some tricks and tips on knitting with ruffle yarn including fixing a knot properly. I have a few of my new favorite ruffle yarns here at the shop for my video today. I’ve picked the Katia Triana Yarn which is very cool, the Joy Metallic with the sparkles retailing at $11.99 which is a great price. With both of these ruffle yarns you will only need 1 skein to make a scarf. The most important thing to remember when starting your scarf make sure to open up your edge and fold it down. It does not matter which end just fold it over, essentially we are tucking in the cut end of our yarn as shown in the video. Now we’re going to knit along the skinny edge and go through the thick edge first and then through the thin edge and that will be your first stitch. That is one cast on.
I’m casting on 6 stitches today as I like a skinnier longer ruffle scarf cast on more if you like but you’ll have a shorter scarf if you are only using one ball. Now turn and start knitting and I’ll show you how to hide that little end. Go ahead and start knitting and it really doesn’t matter which holes you go through, honestly the scarf will end up looking the same regardless of which holes you use as long as you’re knitting across. It’s nice to be able to relax and just kind of go for it with your knitting and this is a perfect example. Go in through your first clumpy original stitch and find your other needle and slide along side it and knit the whole group together and pull it up and through. Look and see how you have an end hanging out, you’ll knit that with your next stitch and tuck it in so it’s hidden.
Continue to knit a few more rows and you’ll see the end us tucked up inside completely blended in. That’s about it for starting your ruffle scarf. Fixing a knot in your ruffle yarn… Like many things in life, yarn is not perfect and you may find a fray, knot or other unwanted strangeness. If you find an abnormality like a knot or frayed piece here is what to do. Start by cutting out the knot, yes even if you’re in the middle of your knitting project. Cut out the offending article, if it make you feel better go ahead and throw it across the room and voice a “non-appreciative” toward the yarn and its manufacturer.
Now continue to knit until you get to the cut in your yarn. Take your cut piece and rejoin it by matching up the short edges or thick edges and looping the edge hole onto your needle. Now all you need to do is knit it in. It’s really that simple, and then pull the large yarn clump through the initial stitch you inserted your needle through so it looks tidy. Then you’ll knit across your row and do the same thing on the other side, it’s much like casting on with this yarn like we initially did.
This will work for runs in the yarn, knots, bad spots. This yarn unfortunately is plagued by defects compared to other styles of yarns as the manufacturing is a delicate process. That said, if you find your yarn has more than 4-5 knots please make sure to contact us and we can swap out your ball of ruffle yarn for you as that is unreasonable. We like yarn with no knots but…such is life and now you know how to fix them!