Uses for Ruffle Scarf Yarn
September 25, 2015
Ruffle scarf yarn is for crocheting and knitting scarves – hence the name. This type of yarn became very popular a few years ago. It is still popular and you see it in craft stores or online in various colors an textures.
I knit a LOT of scarves in this ruffle yarn. I knit many for gifts, to sell and for myself. After a while I got tired of just knitting scarves with it and decided to try using it as an edging on scarves or shawls.
The above scarf is a crochet version I designed using Homespun yarn as the base and Patons Pirouette yarn as the ruffle edge. The pattern can be found in my etsy shop.
The photo of the red, black and white scarf is a knit version. I knitted this scarf in Texas Tech colors for my neighbors daughter who goes to school there. The ruffle yarn is a lot of fun to use with one or two other colors of yarn to showcase some team colors. This pattern is also available in my etsy shop.
The above cape is something I designed about a year ago for my Grandmother. Again the main body of the cape is knit with Homespun yarn and the ruffle edge is Patons Pirouette. This pattern is easy and can be found on etsy.
The blue shawl above is a lovely prayer shawl design that is knitted in Homespun yarn and then edged with the ruffle yarn. I gave this to my friend this summer who was going through chemo therapy to fight breast cancer. Blue is one of her favorite colors. This pattern is also on etsy.
It is pretty easy to use this yarn as a decorative accent. You have to crochet or knit with your base yarn and the ruffle yarn held together. Below are a couple of photos showing how to crochet or knit with it for an edging.
I have also found that a lot of the Homespun yarns from Lion brand yarn coordinate well with some of the Red Heart Boutique Sashay or the Patons Pirouette yarns.
Patterns for these designs can be found in my etsy shop – links above highlighted for each specific pattern or in my craftsy pattern store.
Have you used ruffle yarn before? Let me know by leaving a reply in the comments and tell me what you made.
Have a great day!
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Thanks for sharing these great ideas Kimberlee. I love that navy scarf and have pinned your post!
Thanks also, of course, for joining the Sundays Down Under linky party. I’m so grateful for you and your support.
Best wishes for a fabulous weekend,
Natasha in Oz
Thanks so much for the pin and comments, Natasha.
Knitting is beyond me – tried once in my youth and didn’t really get into it, however I do like a knitted scarf to help keep me warm during the cooler months.
Thanks for stopping by Claudette. I agree – a nice scarf or shawl is great in cooler weather -sweaters, too.
I think the edging is very pretty! I have never used it before but you present some food for thought!
Actually I can neither knit or crochet. My Mom tried to teach me but I think it was because she was a righty and I am a lefty that I could not get it–plus the fact that I am a klutz! You do knit/crochet some beautiful articles!
Thank you, Michele. I actually am right handed but kind of knit left handed – I hold the yarn in my left hand.