Ruched and Ruffled Knitting Patterns
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Ruched Cable Hat
The I’m Lichen This Hat is a slouchy beanie with a ruched back with a cabled braid. Designed by Gretchen Tracy of Balls to the Walls Knits.
This unique triangular shawl features alternating stripes of ribbing and reverse stockinette, that create natural ruching and 3 dimensional ruffles. Designed by Sue Berg. Available in English and German
Maryse Roudier designed this easy pattern that combines garter stitch and increases / decreases to create a gathered effect.
Maryse Roudier’s easy scarf creates ruching by using increases to add fabric and decreases to “gather” between garter stitch rows. Warning: this is a yarn eater because you use twice as many stitches for the gathered sections. Pictured project by elsteffo.
Hilary Smith Callis’s easy shawlette features ruffles and ruching to add dressy details and uses just one skein of the recommended yarn.
Garter Stitch Ruffles Baby Blanket
This easy reversible blanket is knit completely in garter stitch with two strands of yarn held together. It gets its ruffled look by switching to large needles for a puffier section and then make to smaller needles for a tighter gauge. Consider two yarns or different texture or color to add interest. Designed by Diane Starke. Pictured projectby KathInOC
Patterns for Purchase
Austin Boot Liners & Mitts
Fingerless mitts and boot toppers with ruching and buttons. Designed by PamPowersKnits
Cabled Ruched Beanie
This slouchy hat features a braided cable on each side that creates a ruched effect. Adult and child sizes. Designed by Deborah O’Leary
Vail Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket with ruching made from increasing and decreasing stitches. Crochet edge is optional. Beginner level according to the designer. DK or worsted weight yarn. Designed by Deborah O’Leary
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!