Happy Fourth of July and happy knitting everyone :)
Edited 7/23/07: (in response to a question by Lady S.)
How to knit a ruffled edge?
Well, I'm not sure if this is the correct or best method, but I will tell you what I did.
When I reached the length of the prayer shawl that I desired I knit in the front and back of every stitch (an increase) instead of binding off. I used just the boucle, not both strands of yarn. I did the same thing for 3 more rows and then I bound off. Depending on how big a ruffle you wanted you could continue in this manner until you liked it. I think you could also stop the increases and just keep knitting. I couldn't make mine larger because I knew I would run out of yarn.
Then on the other side I picked up 2 stitches for each stitch along the edge and kept on doing the increases as I did on the first side. Whatever was done to one side I did on the other.
Hope this makes sense. Please let me know if you have questions.