I've always wanted to try working with ribbon yarn. So when I found some in a nylon wool acrylic blend, I decided to go for it.
Ribbon yarn really enhances the stitch definition, and since I was making a scarf, I also wanted something thick and cushy and cozy. Luckily, I was quite happy with the first fancy stitch pattern I tried. :)
It does use a lot of yarn for the amount of fabric produced, but it's well worth it. I love my Ribbon Scarf!
- 250 metres (275 yards) of ribbon yarn in chunky weight (about 16 sts per 4 in / 10 cm) - I used Beetle in dusky lavender
- pair of 4.5 mm needles
- gauge is about 16 sts per 4 in / 10 cm
- finished size is about 7.75 in by 39 in (20 cm by 95 cm)
- Cast on 30 sts
- Row 1 - (yo, sl 1, k 1), rep to end of row, turn.
- Row 2 - (yo, sl 1, k 2 tog), rep to end of row, turn.
- Repeat Row 2 only til scarf is 40 inches / 100 cm long or desired length
- Cast off over 2 rows as follows:
Row 1 - (Knit 1, k2tog) across.
Row 2 - Cast off in knit in the usual way.
- Work in ends and you're finished.
- I tried garter st, seed st, moss st, but it seemed like a waste to be used on such a gorgeous yarn. I was tempted to do cables, but wanted it to be reversible. I'm so glad I took the time to use the stitch pattern I selected. It does take a while...
- If you're looking for a good knitting stitch dictionary, check out my
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