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Patons Pirouette ruffle scarf - how to cast off??
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Oct 19, 2011 14:49:38   #
Frustration! I have knit the ruffle scarf twice, watched two YouTube videos on how to do this. I can't find instructions on binding off. I have ripped out the scarf twice, and am half way through the third. They don't take long at all to knit. But, I am pleading and begging, how do I bind off and finish the darn scarf???
Oct 19, 2011 15:49:07   #
kiwiannie (a regular here)
knit 2 stitches then slip the first stitch over all the way to the end of the row at the end put the yarn thourgh the last stitch
Oct 19, 2011 16:02:07   #
the whole tail fits thru the stitch??
Oct 19, 2011 16:07:30   #
No, she meant knit 2 stitches, slip the first stitch you knitted over the second, knit one and repeat all the way to the end. When you have one stitch left on the needle, cut your yarn and thread the tail through the last loop and pull tight.
Oct 19, 2011 16:37:23   #
ok, I was leaving a tail so that I could finish it off like regular yarn - weaving in etc.. but, it is too bulky for that. I am going to give it a whirl. I knit all the time and have never really been tripped up by yarn before. kinda humbling!! thanks!
Oct 19, 2011 16:44:04   #
Hi, it is not possible to weave the end in - once i have threaded the tail through I cut the yarn down the middle and tie a neat knot and then sew wnds in a little. Hope that helps.
Oct 20, 2011 07:48:49   #
For added support and my own peace of mind I lightly tacked the end area with needle and thread.
Did'nt want the darn thing coming undone. Robin
Oct 20, 2011 07:50:12   #
On the first scarf I made I just took a little "tail" from the last bit of the yarn and ran in through the stitches on the needle then tied it off. On the next two I did a regular bind off then ran the tail through the last stitch and tied a knot. It's such a fluffy thing that the knots don't show. Now, what I don't know is whether the bind off will stand the test of time. Usually I let my son play with whatever I make for a while, figuring if it can come apart he can make it happen, but I gave away the three scarves I've made so far before I had the chance to give them the "Anthony test."
Oct 20, 2011 10:14:27   #
Yes, that is my fear. I finished the scarf last nite, bound off, cut the tail down the middle and tied a knot. Now, I will tack the end, actually both ends. Seems like a lot of finish work!
Oct 21, 2011 09:57:35   #
I've done 5 or 6 of these now and have no problems with the knots. 2 of the scarves have been used regularly by 8 year olds and no disasters in the last 3 - 4 months so I think it's pretty safe...... good luck
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