I told you I found some of the Online Linie 194 Solo yarn, the same yarn as the Yarn Harlot knit with, but different colors, on my knitting escapades in Chicago. Not that I don’t have anything else to do — but I had to cast on!
The salesperson at the yarn shop I bought this at (the one with the lesser amount of customer service) told me verbally how to make the scarf, but after struggling with it for 10 rows, I found what I was told was a little wrong in that I was recommended to use big needles. That’s what the skein label says (I think that’s for knitting this bulky woven tape in the usual way) but for the ruffly scarf, it works MUCH better to use a thinner, pointier needle. The scarf pattern actually suggests size 4 to 7 US (3.5 to 4.5 mm) rather than 15 – 20 mm, US size 19 – 35!.
3/1/08, ETA: The pattern WAS available on line, then not available, then a kind commenter just found it online and pointed it out below, here it is. (Look on the left of the page to download the .pdf. Thanks, Deb J!
Also, check out Lion Brand Yarn instructions for Ruffles below; they have even more info now about knitting with this kind of yarn and in fact have videos on YouTube, which are reasonably helpful.
I’m twisting the yarn as to get a bicolor scarf, as Steph did. This one is in “Wine”.
Additional information about working with this general kind of yarn is found at the Lion Brand website for their similar yarn, Ruffles.
I’ve been seeing lots of search hits for this yarn on my blog, so I hope this helps.