Loading... Please wait...

Our Newsletter

Sign up for FREE pattern offers, new pattern announcements, & much more!

Search Store

Advanced Search | Search Tips

#193 "Don't Ruche Me, I'm Knitting" Scarf PDF Knitting Pattern

  • don't ruche me scarf knitting pattern
  • one-ball version
  • two-ball version
  • Kid Mohair/Silk yarn suggested for this scarf
  • two-ball version
  • one-ball version
  • Two-ball version knit in Knit Picks Aloft Tarragon color
  • Image 8
  • September 2014's Mystery Knit-Along!
  • Image 10
  • Two-ball version knit in Knit Picks Aloft Tarragon color
  • Image 12
Immediate PDF Download

Product Description

This scarf is a fairly quick knit, with lovely textured results. It combines lace with some simple shaping techniques to give it beautiful body and structure. This pattern includes a one-ball option, perfect for gift knitting, and a two-ball option, if you prefer your scarves with a little more length.

The one-ball scarf has two "ruched" sections at each end, while the two-ball version has three. Both can be easily extended slightly in length by doing more repeats of the Diamond Lace in the middle section (notes on this included in pattern), although you will need extra yarn.

A 70% kid mohair/30% silk blend yarn gives you the required strong halo that complements the lace and a finished scarf that is sumptuous to the touch. Choose a vibrant or soft color that will make you (or the gift recipient) happy. This is a fun, feminine, and sophisticated design that will be a delight to wear! A slightly variegated mohair and silk blend yarn would work as well, though I would recommend more subtle color variations to allow the two different lace stitches to come through.

Fave/Queue this pattern on Ravelry 

Finished Knit Measurements: 7" [18 cm] wide (at middle) x 55" [139.5 cm] long for one-ball version and 62" [157.5 cm] long for two-ball version.

Skill Level: intermediate-85.jpg This pattern is labeled "Intermediate" because it uses 2 Lace stitch patts AND it uses a Kid Mohair/Silk blend yarn that cannot be easily ripped back if any errors. Non-mohair yarns are NOT recommended for this project, so please be comfortable using a mohair-blend for best results.

Yarn Used: Elann.com Silken Kydd (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk); .88 oz/25 g [232 yds/212.5 m] per ball): 1 (2) balls.

Pattern Gauge: 13 sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st, stretched and blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
A lace weight (2-ply) 70% kid mohair/30% silk blend yarn with a strong halo and a gauge of 18-24 sts = 4" [10cm] on size 2-6 [2.75-4 mm] needles.

Total Yardage Required:
232 yds [212.5 m] for one-ball version; 325 yds [297 m] for two-ball version. PLEASE REMEMBER: This yardage estimate based on the Pattern Gauge above.

Other yarn suggestions (please substitute based on yardage, NOT number of balls or weight): 
Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/209 m per ball), Garnstudio DROPS Kid-silk (218 yds/199 m per ball), Debbie Bliss Angel (219 yds/200 m per ball), Knit Picks Aloft (246 yds/225 m per ball), Madil Yarns Kid Seta (230 yds/210 m per ball), Capra Mango Moon, Lana Grossa Silkhair. The strong halo from the 70% mohair content is very important for the intended results.

If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Please note: SweaterBabe.com patterns are authorized for home use only and are not to be knit/crocheted for resale. All pattern sales are final.

Find Similar Products by Category

Write your own product review

Product Reviews

  1. Very pretty and fun to knit

    Posted by Kim on 16th Oct 2014

    I liked the result, Sweaterbabe's patterns are always to unique and fun. I would be proud to gift this.

  2. mystery scarf KAL

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Oct 2014

    Enjoyed every moment once I received the directions and followed them exactly