Rufflebye by Jennifer Dassau


January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 yards (343 m)
one size; customizable
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The fifth and final shawl in my series exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows; available individually, or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.

A new take on the ruffle shawl, Rufflebye is worked sideways in three garter stitch wedges which cleverly intersect to change the direction of the knitting. Increases and decreases create the shape from tip to tip, while two sets of short rows throughout form the crescent shape and the gently ruffled edging.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit, increasing/decreasing, short rows, long-tail CO.

Size: 10” deep at center; 45” from tip to tip if pulled straight. Rufflebye forms a natural semi-circle and measures 40” along inner semi-circumference, and 72” along outer semi-circumference, measured without stretching. The 12-stitch ruffle is approximately 2.6” and begins as soon as there are enough stitches.

Yarn: Indigodragonfly MCN Sock (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 375 yards/115g); 1 skein, shown in My Boyfriend Had A Bicentennial (Buffy). See Designer’s Notes for instructions to adjust for different amounts of yarn.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (2 different); Yarn needle.

Thank you to my lovely testers, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
For questions or to show off your shawl, please visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.