Red Heart Sashay Frilly Scarves
We are speculating with an educated guess that Red Heart Sashay is probably America’s most purchased and used yarn of all of the ruffle yarns on the market. Using only 6 stitches across, you will get nearly 1 foot of extra scarf length from 1 ball in comparison to other brands on the market. Chances are that if you are seeing someone wearing a ruffle scarf, it is probably Red Heart’s Sashay.
Free Conventional Knitting PatternDistribution of this pattern is appreciated but please copy and post the link. Do not duplicate or charge for the usage of this pattern. You may create your own and sell what you make but this pattern is to remain free.
I recommend Size 5 mm or 8 USA Size Knitting Needles. I highly recommend wood knitting needles verses plastic or metal. The wood gives it more friction and doesn’t slide as easily.
1 Ball of 100 g or 3.5 oz of Red Heart Sashay Yarn. 1 full size scarf gives a 5 foot long scarf which is about 1 foot longer than major competitors. Check your nearest retailer for this line of yarn.
Scarf seen above (5 Foot Length) can be up to 2″ Wide Solid, with mesh stretch to visually appear 4″ wide. Other people recommend more stitches than 6 like I am calling for but adding more stitches across will shorten the length of the scarf that you will get from the ball and make the scarf wider. I have found 6 stitches is plenty and provides a decent length.
Below is what the yarn looks like when it’s stretched.
- Cast on 6 Stitches. To cast on, slip your knitting needles 6 of the loops that on are the thin edge. The loops on the Sashay are smaller than competitors. You are going to want to skip every other loop.
- Knit using the outer loops only. When working across the row, use every other loop. The loops are small that skipping one on the row will still produce a fabulous scarf. I have a video showing this method but demonstrating it with Pirouette where the loops are much bigger. Ensure you skip over loops when following this video. See below for Video.
- Knit back and forth until you get your desired length. Yarn ball will take you about 5 Feet in length.
- Cast Off and weave in the ends like you normally would in knitting. The last stitch, slide the remaining yarn through it and tie knot. The ruffle will cover the knot.