Two Way Ruffle Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Two Way Ruffle Scarf

September 2010
Lace ?
17 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
6.0 mm (J)
229 yards (209 m)
one size
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This romantic scarf, devised for the 2010 LYS Tour, was inspired by a clever piece our friend Candace brought home from Italy. Each one-skein scarf can be knit in simple stockinette or easy eyelet lace, then worn on its own tied in a variety of ways, or layered one inside the other for double ruffle drama. Go for high contrast or soft, subtle shades. Oh, the possibilities!

This scarf is worked from a provisional cast-on to one ruffled end. Then the cast-on is removed, stitches are picked up, and the second ruffle is worked in the other direction. This creates identically increased ruffles at both ends.

1 skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m) for each scarf. Or 229 yds/210m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn for each scarf.

US 9 (5.5mm) 12-16”/30-40cm circular needles, or size to get gauge.
US J (6mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.

Stockinette stitch: approx. 17 sts = 4”/10cm.
Eyelet lace: approx. 15 sts = 4”/10cm.

Stockinette: approx. 51⁄2”/14cm across x 34”/86cm long.
Eyelet lace: approx. 61⁄2”/16cm across x 33”/84cm long.