As an extension of my post on how to make shortrowed ruffles, Marzipanknits has graciously posted her electronic version of shortrowed ruffles on her blog at http://marzipanknits.blogspot.com/2013/03/ruffles-on-knitting-machine.html. I urge you to try her version if you have an electronic or punch card machine. And what an opportune time, right before the Purls of Joy seminar with their focus being ruffles this year.
Her electronic version is faster than hand pulling needles as in the manual version that I posted, but if you're doing Sew As Ya Go to attach to an already completed project, you will still need to pause to hang those stitches and you still will need to finish the edge of the ruffle to tame the curl. However, lots of time is saved in just not having to manually pull needles for the shortrowing and it doesn't get nearly as tedious.