Uses for Ruffle Scarf Yarn

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.

skeins of ruffle scarf yarn

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.

crochet scarf with ruffle yarn edge

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.

Spiral Knit Scarf in Texas Tech colors from Kimberlees Korner

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.

crochet cape with ruffle yarn edging from Kimberlees Korner

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.

garter shawl with ruffle yarn edging from Kimberlees Korner

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.

crocheting an edge with ruffle yarn Kimberlees Korner

crocheting a ruffle yarn edge

how to knit ruffle yarn 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!

Kimberlee

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8 thoughts on “Uses for Ruffle Scarf Yarn

  1. Natasha in Oz

    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

     
  2. Claudette

    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.

     
  3. Michele

    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!