Thursday, 21 February 2013

Ruffle lace scarf

Morning All,

The awesome folks at Wholeport sent me some of their beautiful lace. Not being a sewer of clothes I was a little unsure as to what I was going to do with it. I was cursing the fact I could knit but not really sew, and thought I wish I could knit this. That lead me to thinking about fabric yarn so I thought hmm maybe I can.

Here's how I made it.


1 Yard of lace  - found here
rotary cutter / mat
large quilting ruler
size 2.5mm knitting needles
very sharp scissors
an overlocker (serger) 

Cut into approx 7.5 cm strips (2.5 inches) but don't be too concerned if they don't all match up that's the fun of the ruffles

Join strips together with an over locker (serger)

Over lock one side of the lace

Then cut a hole big enough to fit the knitting needle though at around two inches apart, on the side that was not serged (overlocked) - I eyeballed this again the ruffles are forgiving.

This knits up in the same manner as my yarn ruffle scarf using the same pattern

Just keep going until the length suits you. The prep work is the longest part, it knits up very quickly.

There she is.

You can also dress it up or down with some pretty accessories

Ahhh romantic ruffly goodness!

Wholeport has a huge selection of lace and lace trims, you can see them all here.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

Be Delighted Every Day, Follow Mellywood's Mansion!


  1. Another beautiful scarf! This one reminds me of Victorian times....very romantic!

  2. So pretty Mel, who'd of thunk you could knit with lace - genius! xx


  3. Replies
    1. I am so glad you linked this to Raising Imperfection. It is so beautiful.

  4. Unusual and beautiful Mel, well done!

  5. So pretty and delicate looking, Mel! Awesome turned out beautiful. I love it. Pinned!

  6. It's sooo pretty! I seriously want one now ;) Fabulous job!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! :) Looks so Anthropologie like. :)

  8. Genius! It does look very romantic. Great job Mel!

  9. Hi Mel, what an awesome way to turn fabric to sew with into fabric to knit with!!! You make it look easy, very pretty!!

  10. Wow! I never would have known that you could knit with lace. Very neat. Thanks so much for sharing it at my link party.
    Take care,

  11. As you know, I can't knit but I'm pinning this beauty for those who can! Imagine it with a blazer and kilt!

  12. Hi Mel.. It is me Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl .. YOUR newest follower sister .. Love your blog. Love the SCARF (want one) ... TOO cute... Pop on by my blog and follow along would love it ........................I look forward to following along on your journey

  13. Thinking out of the box first class! This is lovely :-) It will look great with navy blue or black in the Winter and the scarf is very summery as well, so you have an all season winner here!

  14. Mel, this is really pretty! You can't sew, but you have a serger? How strange. I can sew, can't knit, but had a serger years ago that was too complicated to use. We need to get together!!!

  15. Wow, that is one gorgeous scarf! Very clever way to use the lace!

  16. It's very elegant, I like how it turned out!

  17. That is BEAUTIFUL. What a great, unique use of that beautiful lace. Another masterpiece and pure delight!

  18. Hi Mel! What a clever idea - well done! :)

  19. Oh, Mel, this is absolutely beautiful! Pinned

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  20. Mel, your scarf is beautiful!! You did a fabulous job. Great tutorial, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful week. :)


  21. You did a wonderful job!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  22. very pretty! I popped over from Sumos Sweet Stuff. I host a Tasteful Tuesdays Link party that I would love for you to bring this to!

  23. I love the lace and the flower! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!


  24. I love this scarf. So much more elegant than a typical sashay scarf. My MIL loves this types of scarves and I showed her yours and she absolutely loved it also!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Stopping by from DIY Mom

  25. This make me with that I didn't live in south Florida, so I could have my mother-in-law knit this for me. [I can't knit either ;)]

    I would love it if you could stop by and link up to my party -

  26. Gorgeous scarf Mel! What a great idea to knit with that lace - so creative and very effective!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  27. This is beautiful Mel. Glad you linked up!
    Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

  28. This is just gorgeous! We'd love for you to link this up at our party!

  29. The end project came out really lovely with all of the lace. Please share it on Creative Crafts Thursday,, and any of your favorite projects each and every week!

  30. I would love to knit one, I don't see what pattern you used, please share this!

    Thank you!

  31. This is gorgeous!! I'm featuring this tonight on MMM!

  32. It's darling! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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