Ruffled Red Scarf


Ruffled Red Scarf


Who said free knit scarf patterns have to be boring and just for beginners? This amazing Ruffled Red Scarf is quite the opposite! Create a sassy, colorful scarf using straight knitting needles. This fun, ruffled piece is perfect for both dressy and casual occasions.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • U.S. size 7 needle 
  • I ball of Primo polyester yarn



CO 31 sts.
Knit 4 rows then start pattern

R1: K7, yf, K1, (P3, K1) 4 times, yf, K7
R2: K5, P to last 5 stitches, K5
R3: K8, yf, K1, (P3,K1) 4 times, yf, K8
R4: K5, P to last 5 stitches, K5
R5: K9, yf, K1,(P3, K1)4 times, yf, K9
R6: K5, P to last 5 stitches, K5
R7: K10, yf, K1, (P2tog,P1, K1) 4 times, yf, K10
R8: K5, P to last 5 stitches, K5
R9: K11, yf, K1, (P2tog, k1) 4 times, yf, K11
R10: K5, P to last 5 stitches, K5
R11: K12, yf, k1, (K3tog, K1) 2 times, yf, K12
R12: K5, P21, K5

Repeat rows 1 - 12 until desired length.
Knit 4 more rows BO


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I love this scarf and want to do it but the person who put this up did not help a beginner thats for sure. Can you explain on each row, since there are increases and decreases, at least YF what are the # of stitches on each row that is completed. Usually thats what people would put in directions. Please add the stitch amonts so we can have some fun. Thanks Diana

I really would like to know the multiples of this scarf. Please write to I would like it wider.

Help... I bought this pattern and finally found out what a YF is. I started it tonight and stupidly tried to make it wider. I did , on row 1, instead of 4x , I did it 7 x, the (P3, K1). Can you please tell me what to do, to make this wider? It didn't work out on row 12. I lost your address, email address. Please email me at Thanks,,, I just want to make it wider and cannot figure out the multiples.

This is a great looking scarf,,,love the stitch.

what does the yf stand for?

Hi -- yf means you move your yarn to the front of your work, then work whatever stitch is next.

Hi, all. For anyone who has specific questions about this pattern or about the materials for this pattern, we recommend contacting the pattern designer directly regarding your inquiries. Here is the link to her designer profile, which includes a link to her personal blog where you can probably contact her: . Hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Colleen's personal blog comes up "file not found"

One more comment - I looked all over the net for Primo polyester yarn and it seems to not exist - I was trying to get an idea of yardage per ball so I wouldn't sound ignorant when visiting my yarn shop. I guess it's by guess and by golly.

I hoped that the site people paid attention to these comments. Apparently not. This is why I had deleted this site from my Bookmarks previously. I read all kind of questions and very very few answers to help. I was looking for help determining the amount of yarn to get for this scarf ?????

Do you know if there is a better photo of the finished project available?

I am not sure of the type of yarn needed for this scarf. I understand that medium/worsted weight yarn is 8 ply in Australia but how does the Primo polyester yarn fit into the pattern. Should I be using a polyester 8 ply yarn??? Please explain as I LOVE this pattern and am very keen to make it.

I am going with a yarn weight of 4 - check the yarn band for gauge and carry the pattern with you. The people at the yarn or craft shop should be able to help. Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Whin it has yr. k10 do i k all 10 with the yrinthe front and have 10 increases? yr looks to me to be the same yoand you get an increas this way also.

I love this red ruffled scarf - but I've been away from knitting a while and forgot what the instruction "yf" means/ Can you help me out as I very much want to make this. Thanks Lenore Schmidt

I do knit and if you read pattern, YF or YO means wrap yarn around needle once. If you read to the end of the pattern you can see where they are increasing at the beginning and decreasing at the end. Some people are saying to put the yarn in front of your work but I don't see that in this pattern. I think its just a YO,,,yarn around needle, then decrease later.

BO means "bind off"

Knit 4 more rows BO What does BO Mean?????? I want to try this scarf, it is beautiful.

BO stands for bind off.

What does yf mean

Hi fosterswens 8418968 - yf means "yarn forward." It's a method of increasing stitches, starting with your yarn forward or in front of the needle as if you were about to purl. Hope this helps! -The editors of AllFreeKnitting

That looks like a great scarf. I do have one question: In the pattern there is an abbreviation "yf" and I am not sure what that stands for. Could you please tell me, so I can try making this scarf. Thanks!!

bring your yarn in front of work and wrap it around needle once. It is an increase, and as you read down the pattern you will see where it is being decreased.


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