Our very own Jeanne stars in this knitting instructional article about how to knit with Katia's Flounce yarn. We hope you enjoy it!
Ruffle yarn seems to be all the rage this season, as many of you are preparing for the spring and summer months ahead. Although it has been snowing like crazy here in the high desert, several of our Beans have already started to bring out their lightweight yarns, in hopes of a knitting "spring dance" that just might bring out the sun! Jeanne, especially, has been gearing up for warmer days and was so curious about all of the ruffle yarn that has been flying out of our doors lately that she grabbed a skein of Katia Flounce yarn. Finding it a little tricky to knit with, she created this simple step-by-step instructional video on how to use this type of unique ruffle yarn! This knitting instructional video applies to any of our fun ruffle yarns we have to offer: Katia's Triana, Trendsetter's Flamenco, or Rozetti's Marina.
1. To begin, pull apart your ruffle yarn for about a foot or so in order to prepare for casting on and knitting.
2. Cast on by weaving your right hand needle through the ruffle yarn along the edge. You can determine the length of the interval between weaving-the longer the interval, the more pronounced of a ruffle you'll achieve. For this demonstration, Jeanne chose one inch of an interval between weavings and cast on six stitches. She cast on ten stitches for her scarf found on the project log.
3. Turn your project around to start the second row. Knit through as normal. There is no need to go needle to needle; instead, you can place your working needle in any "mesh" about an inch away from your first stitch. Wrap the yarn through and knit.
4. Since your cast-on row was woven, the next stitch will be twisted. Twist the stitch back and knit through. These twisted stitches will be every other stitch so repeat as needed. Since your cast on row was woven, you will only have to worry about twisted stitches for this row.
5. Woo-Hoo! You just completed your first two rows of your ruffle scarf! Now that you're a ruffle extraordinaire, continue knitting away until you get to your desired length.
Posted by Laura of Jimmy Beans Wool
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