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Ruffles

Demo by Diana Sullivan

 

Ruffle #1: 2 x 2 ribbing

Cast on over 60 stitches in 2 by 2 ribbing. I did this as follows:

Set up needles for full needle rib.

Zig-Zag row, T0

Set to circular, 3 R Tension 2

Transfer every third stitch on top to ribber and every third stitch on ribber to main bed to create a 2 x 2 ribbing, the half-pitch kind

Knit 18 rows

Transfer all stitches to main bed, doubling up as needed

Using garter bar, remove stitches and put back with 2 stitches on every needle

Knit 30 rows over 30 stitches and bind off

 

Ruffle #2 Lacy with Picot Edge

Using waste yarn, and every other needle in work, cast on over 30-0-30

Knit a few rows waste yarn, then ravel cord

Tension 3 knit 4 rows garment yarn

Bring out of work needles into work

Tension 5 knit 6 rows

Pick up hem onto every other needle

Knit 2 rows

Using all over lace pattern, work 12 rows of knitting

(I used Stitch World 103)

End lace with 2 rows knit

Using garter bar, remove stitches and put back with 2 stitches on every needle

Knit 30 rows over 30 stitches and bind off

 

Ruffle #3 Tuck Stitch

Using waste yarn, cast on over 30-0-30 stitches (60 stitches)

K 1 row ravel cord

Knit 6 rows garment yarn

Pick up hem

Set tuck pattern up very simple, 2 stitches plain, one tucked as follows:

 

XXOXXO

XXOXXO

 

K 1 row with needle selection on

Set carriage to tuck to the right only

Knit 13 rows

Using garter bar, remove stitches and put back with 2 stitches on every needle

Knit 30 rows over 30 stitches and bind off

 

Ruffle #5 Pin Tuck Edge

Using waste yarn, cast on over 60 stitches, T4

K 1 row ravel cord

Knit 4 rows garment yarn

Pick up hem

*Knit 1 row to close

Bring every other needle to D position

Set weaving brushes to work

Use contrast color yarn to weave

K 1 row with weaving yarn

K 3 rows plain

Use weaving yarn as a guide to pick up another hem (pick up where the weaving yarn goes under the regular yarn)

Repeat from * once

Knit 8 rows

Remove stitches on garter bar and gather onto 30 needles (2 stitches each needle)

Knit 30 rows and bind off