Step 4: Casting Off

Now that you have just a few rows of yarn left, it's time to cast off the yarn. If you're experienced in casting off, just cast off like usual. For a step-by-step process, do the following:
  1. Knit two stitches as before until they are both on the right-hand needle (Photo 3-5).
  2. Bring the left-hand needle into the front of the stitch on the right side of the right-hand needle. Pull that stitch up and over the stitch to the left of it so it comes off the needle. It will form a loop around the needle and won't come undone (Photo 6).
  3. Continue doing the same with the remaining stitches until you have only one stitch remaining on the right-hand needle (Photo 8).
  4. Bring the end of the yarn through the last stitch and pull it tight (Photo 8).
<p>I just want to see a picture of the scarf. Don't want to pay to download something when I don't know what it looks like.</p>
How do you get scarf to be twisty and ruffle. Half of scarf is kinda like cones on top of each other and not twisty
Thank you. Your instructions are so easy to follow even for a very beginner knitter like me!
<p>Wonderful instructions and illustrations!!!!! Sooooo much better than the YouTubes! I'm a rather good knitter but had no idea what to do with this pirouette. Patons instructions made no sense. THANK YOU !</p>
A very easy pattern to follow. I was amazed and it turned out beautifully.
I have knitted three pirouette scarfs and love making them. First one: 39&quot;. Second one 50&quot;. Third one 39&quot;. 39&quot; is too short. Why the difference? I used same needles, yarn, etc. exactly. Nothing different.
Hi susanrm, thanks so much for your awesome instructions. I have never knitted! Can you shed a little more help on the basic knitting steps? Your scarves are beautiful!
I think I've gotten the hang of knitting with this yarn, but i seem to be using up yarn awfully fast; it doesn't look as if my finished scarf will be very short. Any suggestions?
Sorry to respond so late. How long did it turn out? Mine were long enough with just the one skein, but only if I knitted five stitches across. A wider scarf needs more skeins.
I'm really sorry, I've never tried this! If you figure it out, let us know. I may try it with the next ruffle scarf I knit and let you know.
I have loved your instructions and passed them on to many people. Thank you so much for the pictures and instructions. I have them in my bookmarks so I can refer easily to them when needed and I'm having so much fun making these scarves and watching the colors and scarf grow. <br>Sharon Cohen <br>jazcohen@sbcglobal.net <br>p.s. one knit shop told me this fad was over. I hope not I'm just beginning.
Oh, I'm sooo glad! I don't think the fad is over... the yarn is still quite popular. Enjoy! I just lost my favorite one and will be knitting one to replace it soon.
I love these but I am a Crocheter. I can Knit I just cont like to as much, so I found an easy pattern to crochet these scarfs. I am going to have so much fun with them this winter!!
i also am an avid crocheter. Did i read ur post right that u have a crochet pattern to make the ruffled scarf from the patins pioruette yarn? if this is true i am willing to pay u if need b. I bought several skeins of this beautiful yarn n so want to make these lovely scarfs . I have arthritis in my hands n trying to knit using this yarn is painful so i hope u do have a pattern. thankyou sparker59
Super easy - with a little searching, I found this video tutorial:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OeasNPYRmc" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OeasNPYRmc</a><br> <br> Have fun!
Your version indicates knitting in every of the five cast on's while Paton's says to knit in every other cast on???? It may not make a difference, but I'll let you know after making my first scarf.
I think you misread what I wrote. You are supposed to run your needle through every one of the bigger loops, then knit in cycles of five - not skipping any. Does that make sense? See the photos in Step 3.<br><br>The Patons instructions show what I wrote, but they didn't illustrate or write it very well, which is why I clarified. How did yours turn out?
Great Instructable ^_^ I made a green scarf for my Mum. Modelled here by my daughter, Leigh.
That is gorgeous!! Love it, and thanks for posting a pic. <br><br>I'm about to start knitting a different ruffle yarn, which is more complex but results in a softer scarf. Just have to get the right needles.
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So cute susan! I might try this in-between weekly challenges. I have always wanted to learn how to do this but never learned. Maybe when I get older and am not as active. I find it hard to sit still. I am thinking of using the yard for another purpose. Thanks for sharing!<br>sunshiine
Great, Sunshiine. I wouldn't recommend this yarn for the very first time knitting, as it can be easy to get lost in the ruffles to find the next opening - but maybe a second project. I learned how to knit from instructions in Real Simple magazine after 9/11. It's surprisingly easy. I'm sure you'll be able to do it. And it's a great way to stay in motion while sitting still.
I can cast on and make a simple stitch but that is all. Directions loose me from there usually.
You might do well to find a &quot;knitting mama&quot; to help you on your way. Once you know knit stitch, that's all you really need.<br><br>We have an active knitting meetup group (well, it was on meetup.com, now it's on Facebook) here, and there are several others in the area. Any one of the members is happy to help others learn. Perhaps you could search in your area for something like this?
Thanks susan! I have a quilting buddy that knows how but we spend all of our time together quilting. She has a quilting machine. I am trying to learn how to use it because she is much older than I am and it won't be long when she can't do this. She can be a sideline helper though. When we move I might join a group just to meet people.
Very nice!
Thank you much!
That is so adorable! I love the purple one!
Thank you, Penelopy!

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