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Nerina Ruched and Ruffled Scarf

Knitting
February 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in ruched pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
328 yards (300 m)
About 7½" (19 cm) wide and 54" (137 cm) long, ungathered
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This ruffled scarf is cinched with a pair of satin cord drawstrings that are tied with double uni-knots (one of my favorite types of fishing knots). The scarf is knitted in a reversible ribbed pattern with regu-larly spaced short-rows to produce the ruffles along the edges. The holes created by the short-row turns provide eyelets through which the satin cords are threaded. Depending on how tightly the drawstrings are cinched, the ruffles contract from open and loose to a dense, thick mass. Tie it loosely around your shoulders for a little capelet, tighten the drawstrings a bit for soft ruffles, or cinch them all the way for a heavily ruffled collar or cowl.