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Meet the Self Ruffling Yarns

Scarves are fun to knit because they provide such variety in such a small package.

They can be long or short.

They are good for practicing new stitches and techniques.

They make lovely gifts for family and friends.

But even more fun are scarves knit from self ruffling yarns.

Staff with Scarves

Everyone loves scarves!

Knit in garter stitch on big needles with just a few stitches these scarves work up fast. The best part is even though you are knitting simple garter stitch the unique construction of the yarn does all the work and you end up with a fabulous, complicated looking scarf.

Because of that unique construction–maybe a mesh you knit into or a ribbon edged with a ladder yarn–self ruffling yarns don’t look like normal yarns and can confuse both experienced and novice knitters alike.

We’ve created two videos to introduce you to these fun yarns. A round of applause for Karen, from our customer service department, who bravely agreed to be the star (don’t we all get shy when a camera is turned on?). You may have met Karen through the KFI ID on Ravelry.

This first video is an overview of some of the yarns available, their construction, and how they look knit up.

Self Ruffling Yarn: An Overview

Yarns discussed in this video include: Triana, Triana Lux, Broadway, Ondas, Ondas Lux, Flounce, Flounce Metallic, Sparkle, Ripple, Tinseltown, Rizos, Ronda, and Park Avenue.

Ronda Scarf

A free pattern for this Ronda Scarf is one of many on our website.

There are free patterns for many of these yarns on our website. You can check them out on the free patterns page or if you are on the specific yarn page there is often a link on the left hand side of the page.

In this second video Karen demonstrates how to knit with a few of these yarns.

Self Ruffling Yarn: How to Knit

See, it’s not as difficult as you might think.

Katia, the makers of Park Avenue, shared this video of how to crochet with this unique yarn.

Novelty yarns might not be your style, but you should give them a try. You might be pleasantly surprised both with the process and the results. Many of these yarns are very easy to work with once you get the hang of it.

My Triana scarf

Triana is fun to knit and wear.

They can also be addictive! I made a scarf using Triana and it was like potato chip knitting…I was so fascinated I couldn’t stop until the scarf was finished. Luckily it only took about four hours to knit so my family wasn’t too neglected. ha!

As always, you can find these yarns at your local yarn store. If you make one, share a picture with us on Facebook.


  1. Thank you so much for the videos! I had the yarn with no clue how to use it. I have completed my scarf and have bound off but now what do I do with that last loop at the end of the bind off?

  2. Glad you enjoyed them!
    You should be able to just pull the tail through your last loop to fasten off. Then weave the tail up into the body of the scarf. The ruffles should help hide it.

  3. I can see me having fun here

  4. Thank you for posting this video. Helpful to see all of the options!

  5. bought Triana and FLounce yarn testerday . Cannot wait to make the scarves… cool looking, easy and fun and colorful!

  6. thank you for the videos…very helpful…also exciting to see all the new yarns and colors….


  8. Hi!
    You cast off in the normal manner. Then pull the tail through to make a little knot. The ruffles should hide the tail.

  9. This site is awesome especially for a 80 yr.old woman

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