Ruf­fles

Creative Knitting - - YARN TREND REPORT -

Add a ruf­fled edge to the last row, or a fin­ished edge, by pick­ing up all the stitches along the edge. Step 1: As demon­strated in Photo 12, knit into the front and back (kfb) of each stitch to dou­ble the num­ber of stitches on the nee­dle. Step 2: Purl across. Step 3: Knit across. Step 4: To keep an elas­tic edge, sin­gle-cro­chet bind-off all the stitches as fol­lows: In­sert cro­chet hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull a loop through. In­sert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through a loop. There are now two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops. Con­tinue to sin­gle cro­chet the stitches off the nee­dle.

The size and amount of ruf­fling can eas­ily be mod­i­fied by adding more rows, as you can see in Pho­tos 13 and 14. Ex­per­i­ment with adding an­other row of in­creases to ex­ag­ger­ate the curves.

Photo 13

Photo 12

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