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Garter Ruffles Scarf

Knitting
November 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
328 - 383 yards (300 - 350 m)
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A cute ruffled scarf with no really long rows but lots of short ones!

The scarf is worked sideways from point to point. The body of the scarf, border band and ruffle are worked at the same time, the ruffles being formed with short rows. Increases are worked at the edge of the body of the scarf next to the border until nearly half the yarn is used up, and then decreases are worked in the same place until one stitch of the body remains. An optional crochet chain is worked on the wrong side to prevent stretching and define the ruffles.

A note on short rows: this scarf is worked in garter stitch. The wrap and turn method is used to prevent holes at the turn point, but there is no need to pick the wraps up because they are hidden in the garter stitch. The simple and repetitive short rows used are perfect for the knitter who has never done short rows before or who wants to increase their confidence using short rows. A full explanation of wrap and turn is provided.