Awesome job, America! I can’t wait to see what happens next – everything is going to change.

Anyway, to celebrate, I’ve got a new wee little pattern! Something to celebrate with – choose some yummy yarn and whip this scarf up!

just enough ruffle

Just Enough Ruffles Scarf
Just Enough Ruffles FAQ

A fun, quick-knitting scarf with just enough ruffle, perfect for showing off super soft yarns and handspuns! This scarf is shaped with short rows and gently curves towards the ends – perfect for wrapping around your neck with not too much bulk. Keep warm with a nice merino wool, or make it lighter in silk or cotton. Any way you work it, this scarf is just enough!

just enough rufffle

2 skeins Malabrigo Merino Worsted (215 yd/100g), colour; Pearl
5.5 mm 32-inch or longer circular needles
tapestry needle

16 sts and 24 rows = 10cm/4in square in stockinette stitch

This pattern is suitable for a beginner!

just enough ruffle


Download by Ravelry and payment by Paypal (registrations for both sites is not necessary).

$3.50 CAD

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96 Responses to “Just Enough Ruffles”

  1. Jodi

    Wow, is that cute! I went and bought the pattern right away — it will be perfect for holiday gift knitting.

    Yes, yesterday was a huge day for the US. So exciting! It was really neat to be here in Chicago and be part of it.

  2. Jocelyn

    I’m horrified that Prop 8 was approved. I volunteered yesterday, and it looked good based on the response we were getting. It’s crushing.

  3. Jessimuhka

    Today is such a bittersweet day for me. Obviously I’m thrilled Obama won. I teared up this morning at a much older African-American man buying copies of every newspaper available at the 7-11 while telling all of us he never thought he’d live to see this. I’m excited that 4 failed here, and hope it can stay off the ballot for a while now.

    …but 8, oh man, I’m crushed. We worked so hard to get the No vote out, and I really thought CA was better than that. I’m just devastated that there’s so much hate in a place I love so much. :(

  4. Alex

    Great scarf! And you’re right, it’s got *just enough* ruffle; makes it interesting and feminine without going overboard. (Not all of us can do the MEGA-ruffles look without looking like a giant fancy-frosted cupcake. I have learned this through experience.)

  5. Hilary

    What a great little pattern! It will make a great gift…if I can bear to give it away!

    Yes, I voted a strong NO and was SO disappointed when watching the results come in last night. Especially since I was also hanging out with two of my best friends, a beautiful, wonderful, loving, generous, awesome lesbian couple who just committed their lives to each other in marriage last week and who now are being told that the state of California doesn’t think they deserved to. So extremely depressing.

  6. Emily

    That’s a beautiful pattern! I love the way it’s modeled in the last photo. It really is “just enough” ruffles.

  7. lynne

    It is a thrilling time to be an American! But a very sad time to be a Californian. I’m SO disappointed that the crazies have found a way to take the glow off my Obama buzz… but I guess I should have guessed it when the numbers in the presedential race were so surprisingly close in CA. You wouldn’t believe what an underhanded campaign they staged for this discriminatory proposition too- just embarassing.
    But thanks for the pretty pattern- I have just the right yarn & giftee waiting for that, so I’ll try to let that take off a bit of the sting.

  8. Seanna Lea

    I’ve been watching Prop 8 closely, because it is the type of thing that certain people in Massachusetts would also like to pass and it made me sick to my stomach seeing it passed. I keep hoping that they’ll recount the votes or something just to make sure that they got it correct and find out that they miscounted a whole lot of Nos and Yeses.

  9. Mel

    In my state we only had to vote for P/VP, Senate and Congress. All Dems. won the traditionally red state. This is a great time. I feel like tears of joy are going to flood once the shock wears off. I love the scarf.

  10. Amanda

    RE: Prop 8. People, please. As a Californian, it is clear that I am going to have to start making good on my threat to start slapping some sense into y’all.

    Seriously though, it’s being contested all over the state, and there is a possibility it will go to the US Supreme Court, so fingers crossed!

  11. Steph

    I was SO sad about Prop 8. ughh. And the renewable energy proposition. People voted yes to ban gay marriage and no on renewable energy?! IT MAKES NO SENSE.

    I’m glad Prop 8 is being contested, though. geez.

    The scarf is gorgeous, and knowing that it is Malabrigo makes me want to cuddle it.

  12. Kate

    The yes vote on prop 8 broke my heart. CA is my second home, and, if only I could have voted..

  13. Jessica

    Ooh, I love the scarf… this one is going in my queue!

    I am so happy about the election too, and sad about prop. 8.

  14. bee

    I was very happy with our election outcome. It feels like a new day here. Really. The world is buzzing today. I too am disappointed with the results of Prop 8 because I voted no.

    I love the scarf. I’m going to have to knit that up for my winter wear.

  15. Stephanie

    Ooh~ I have just the yarn for that, and I’ve been needing a new scarf…
    Except for the pile of giftmas knitting that needs to be done first, this would be on the needles alredy.

    This was a bad election for gay rights, seriously. Ammendments in Florida and Arizona (I think it was Arizona?) got passed, too. Here in Arkansas we made it illegal for cohabiting couples to foster or adopt kids–which is going to punish many more people than the homosexual couples it was intended for. Obama’s win almost feels like the only bright side of the day…
    I guess that’s what all the hope’s for, huh?

  16. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog)

    Love, love, love the scarf! Oh, how I wish I needed one here!

    If it’s Prop 8 you’re growling about, you’re not the only one. I’m afraid I may have been less than gracious about some of my less-tolerant neighbors and their nasty, misleading signs on the street corners over the past few weeks. I’m afraid I may even have made some rude hand gestures and maybe yelled an epithet or two out my window. And my mother and I aren’t speaking. Sigh.

  17. Lulu

    That’s such a pretty scarf! I bought the pattern right away. If I want to make it longer, is there a certain multiple of stitches I should add?

    I really, really wish I was from California, so I could have voted no on Prop 8. I’m unhappily surprised about that…

  18. jeanie

    I too was elated and cried happy tears during Obama’s speech. My heart sank when I saw the official results of Prop. 8 this morning. It is a sad day to be a Californian. I’m at least glad to know that in the Bay Area where I live, all but one county voted NO.

  19. jane pollard

    Hi, I love this pattern and bought it this morning on Ravelry. I got the confirmation from PayPal that my trasnaction was complete but the Ravelry site says it’s still awaiting it’s confirmation from PayPal. Is there a problem? In the past this has been an instant process. Thanks, Jane Pollard

  20. jenna

    What a perfect little pattern! I might have to add this to my Christmas knitting list.

  21. Sunnyknitter

    Love the scarf! I’m another disappointed Californian checking in. Count two more no votes from this house… but at least we got Obama!

  22. mose

    Cute scarf! I think it will be a perfect gift for half my list! I am so crestfallen about prop. 8, you’d think that people who believe that the government should stay out of their lives would be above legislating who can (or can’t) marry whom, ya know? As for the renewable energy propositions, they were really poorly written and full of special interests- which would have been good for them, but not necessarily for California.

  23. Risa

    I can’t wai to start this….I bought it right away….this is going to be a great Christmas gift for a friend or two or three

  24. michelle

    adorable scarf, thanks! If I could have voted against 8, I would have. I’m shocked, Cali, just shocked! For shame, people.

  25. Love and Laughter,Amy

    HEY! California is still AWESOME! We ARE a blue state ;-) and we already have protesting in the streets so we’re working it on it. Could y’all help us find a way to keep UTAH out of our election process? ’cause that would make it lots easier.

  26. Artsy Crafter

    Love the crochet stuff in your blog and these comments are great! I am sad about the vote in California… but am looking forward to the new Presidential administration.

  27. Carol

    What a lovely scarf! I’ve been looking for something a little frilly to knit as a gift and I think this is just the ticket.

  28. Donna

    I purchased your pattern yesterday. I really love it! It hasn’t been sent to my email yet, so I am anxiously awaiting it!


  29. Jacqueline

    I just downloaded the pattern, and I’m just not getting it upon the first and second read…you guys keep saying how easy it is, but I feel like I’m missing something here…help. Maybe I’ll look at it later and it will make sense?

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  33. MariJo

    I am good knitting but my english is not so good
    and I don´t understand how you beguin this Just Enough Ruffles.and how long you work

  34. Vanessa

    I just finished my SECOND Just Enough Ruffles. Love love love this pattern.

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    Is it possible to get a german translation of the instruction? Yesterday I bought it via Internet, but I have a problem to understand all correctly.

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  37. Sandra

    Due to bandwidth problems, I cannot download this great pattern. Please, would you send to me and I can still pay via PayPal?
    Many thanks for your consideration.
    thistlecovefarms at gmail dot com

  38. Mary Winner

    I just purchased the just enough ruffles pattern through pay pal and did not get the pattern download. Any way you can send it to me?

  39. Sylvie19

    Très très joli modèle que je vois fleurir sur de nombreux blogs mais je ne parle pas anglais alors je ne sais pas comment comment faire !! Est-ce qu’il existe une traduction s’il vous plait ? Merci.

  40. Fred

    This scarf is so wonderful … but I just don’t understand all the explanations. Is there any possibility to get a french explanation for this pattern ?

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  42. Rachel

    Hi! I knit your lovely scarf, and someone asked me if I’d knit them one. Would you mind if I did so? She’s paying me a little bit for my time ($35), but I rather consider it more of a gift since that amount barely covers yarn cost, ha ha! I did want to check with you first, though, to make sure that’s alright with you. Thanks, and I love your patterns!

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  45. Julie

    I am a tiny confused. I’ve casted on and knit six rows. The next instructions say do 2 rows in stockinette stitch. Isn’t that the same as knitting 7 rows, purling one row? I must be misunderstanding something??? I tend to question things too much….

  46. carolle

    comment on fait pour tricoter vos modéles quand on ne parle pas anglais,serait-il possible de le traduire.THANKS.

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  48. maud rolland

    I am very desapointed by this pattern, you explain how to wrap the stiches, but you don’t say anything about picking them up …so my scarf looks awful !! I have to do it again after asking help to friends and it rolls on it-self so much that I can see only the wrong side of it and not the rigt side …I spent a lot of work and yarn for this awfull scarf !!!

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