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#1 b1jah2


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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:09 AM

I was at Hobby Lobby this weekend and came across some really pretty what I think to be "ribbon yarn". It's Yarn Bee brand. It was 50% off, so I bought some. I had no project in mind, but want to use it. I have no idea what I can make since I will need to use a bigger hook.

Has anyone used this ribbon type of yarn and what did you make?
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:26 AM

When using the ribbon yarn, garments have an incredible drape to them. I prefer making oblong or triangle shawls out of it. It takes some getting used to the ribbon but I think you'll find the end result amazing. I love using it!!! For an oblong shawl, just chain as long as you like, dc every row until as wide as you like. Add fringe or not. The fringe made with ribbon is also something that is something to appreciate. I usually knot the ends of my ribbon fringe so it doesn't fray or add a bead on each end. I also find sc don't work as well with ribbon yarn as it becomes to tight and hard to work your next sc into the stitch on the previous row.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:11 PM


I had to go on LionBrand website today looking for a flower pattern that I had seen there. I saw these and thought you might like to look at these ideas to come up with something for the ribbon yarn.

I have some that I haven't gotten a chance to use yet. I was thinking of doing some hair scrunchies for my daughter and also a summer scarf out of it.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:23 PM

I knitted a simple scarf on the size 50mm hook. I also crocheted a very open poncho out of the rest of my ribbon yarn. Works best in a loose stitch, otherwise, is kinda hard to wiggle the hook through.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:55 PM

I just finished the sweetpea shawl that I got from Aimee at Nexstitch in the Moda Dea Ticker Tape, and it looks great! I'll post a pic as soon as the recipient sends it to me. Ribbon yarn is great for shawls and stoles. The drape is very nice and the texture is scrumptous. :hook
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:58 PM

Try this one, I just made it and it was easy and fun. It says ticker tape, but you can use ribbon type.:hook


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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:35 PM

I made an absolutely decadent scarf out of two skeins of the Yarn Bee Aurora ribbon yarn and one skein of YB Glitzy Girl eyelash yarn (it has a metallic sparkle foundation thread). This thing is gorgeous! I used an N hook and simple dc, ch 1 stitching throughout. This definitely would work great for a shawl too. I have more of this ribbon yarn in another color that I am hoping to make a shrug from.

I also have some Yarn Bee Luscious , whoops - I mean Infatuation (just ran across it in my stash while looking for something else) which is a thin ribbon with the softest eyelash I have ever felt, very silky! I'm thinking of making a tank out of that.

In addition to the usual scarves and shawls, riboon yarn is good for lighter tops and bolero/shrug type jackets - but you do have to be careful of the weight factor when making clothing items, gravity will tend to stretch it out a bit (or a lot, depending on the type of ribbon). There was a good article in last summer's Crochet Fantasy about working with ribbon yarns, including some warnings about measuring for gauge due to the stretch factor. And it had a real nice ribbon yarn blouse/top (it was on the front cover) made using the broomstick lace technique.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 04:00 PM

I knitted a scarf with Ticker Tape. I found the yarn and my scarf very stretchy, though it did turn out quite nicely.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:25 PM

I use different types of yarn and ribbon as highlights in an other wise plain project like a shawl or wrap or even hats. Can get some interesting results.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:07 PM

I made this scarf, basically following this pattern on the Lion Brand site. I used the Moonlight Mohair yarn along with Caron's Fabulous ribbon yarn. I really like how it came out. :D

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:18 PM

why not make a summer tank or halter out of it...who says you have to use a big hook? i've made a bag out of ribbon and used a G hook to do it...nice tight stitches.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions!! Now if I had more time to make something:)
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:59 AM

I actually made a hat out of it using a g-hook. When I first bought it, I thought it was hard to work with. Now I LOVE it. If I remember, I'll post a pic of the hat tonight. :)

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 02:15 PM

I have 3 patterns on my site made of ribbon, one in the first link and two in the second.