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Aug 24, 2012 13:57:37   #
tallieu
 
Has anyone seen this at Michaels? I saw some today and it is intriguing. I didn't buy it because there were no instructions on how to knit with it. Has anyone knitted with this yarn and if so would you please share with me how to do it? I've also checked the Michael's website and Youtube with no luck.

Thanks bunches.


 
Aug 24, 2012 14:07:20   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
I used 'Free loops and threads patterns':
1 - http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads%E2%84%A2-Knit-Friendship-Shawl/e08021,default,pd.html

2 - http://www.ravelry.com/designers/loops--threadstm-design-team?sort=alpha
(I bookmarked this for myself too!)

Happy crafting!

tallieu wrote:
Has anyone seen this at Michaels? I saw some today and it is intriguing. I didn't buy it because there were no instructions on how to knit with it. Has anyone knitted with this yarn and if so would you please share with me how to do it? I've also checked the Michael's website and Youtube with no luck.

Thanks bunches.
Aug 24, 2012 14:07:37   #
Crafty Gardener
 
Looks interesting, too bad they didn't have any project sheets for it. I think it would make a funky scarf for the holiday.
Aug 24, 2012 14:50:26   #
tallieu
 
I checked out both links and neither had anything made with the "Fabulous" yarn, though I do like the Friendship Shawl made with "Impeccable" yarn. Thanks for trying.

kaixixang wrote:
I used 'Free loops and threads patterns':
1 - http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads%E2%84%A2-Knit-Friendship-Shawl/e08021,default,pd.html

2 - http://www.ravelry.com/designers/loops--threadstm-design-team?sort=alpha
(I bookmarked this for myself too!)

Happy crafting!

tallieu wrote:
Has anyone seen this at Michaels? I saw some today and it is intriguing. I didn't buy it because there were no instructions on how to knit with it. Has anyone knitted with this yarn and if so would you please share with me how to do it? I've also checked the Michael's website and Youtube with no luck.

Thanks bunches.
I used 'Free loops and threads patterns': br 1 - h... (show quote)
Aug 25, 2012 08:18:09   #
Bobglory
 
I tried it. I found some quality control issues. The first skein (a jacquard print) had issues with the colors being "muddy". It looked like the colors bled into one another in the dying process. Midway through the skein there was a huge blot of an undescript color. From that point on the colors were clear. The second skein of the same due lot was fine colorwise but was full of breaks that had been knotted together. On the bright side, I was an expert at using the Russian join method of splicing by the time my socks we're done lol.

The price is nice and the colors are very pretty. If you decide to try it you might want to roll each skein into a ball so you can inspect the yarn and return if defective before you knit it up.
Aug 25, 2012 08:50:12   #
tenaj (a regular here)
 
I Liked the sample piece they had but didn't buy it because of no instructions. I think other people feel the same because it doesn't look like it is selling.

Who is the manufacturer? Maybe you can contact them for usage instructions.
 
Aug 25, 2012 09:02:57   #
traveler204
 
My Michaels in Texas had a scarf made out of it and I bought it as I had been making the ruffle scarfs. It took 2 balls to make it long enough. I thought it very difficult to work with and do not plan to buy anymore unless I find a better way to make a scarf with it. I like the other scarfs with the large holes, they are fun to make and am selling a few. I plan to give my 3 grandkids one for each of their homeroom teachers and some potholders for any others they want to give to. I am obsessed with the pothold pattern that makes it all in one - I have seen it here - chain, then chain on the other side and keep going in the round until it fold together, then using some of the yarn that you cut a little longer than the potholder, and I cannot explain how I was shown to go from side to side to put it together. But they are so easy and can be kept by my chair so when I have few min, I work on it.
Aug 25, 2012 10:37:31   #
Avalon37
 
traveler204 wrote:
My Michaels in Texas had a scarf made out of it and I bought it as I had been making the ruffle scarfs. It took 2 balls to make it long enough. I thought it very difficult to work with and do not plan to buy anymore unless I find a better way to make a scarf with it. I like the other scarfs with the large holes, they are fun to make and am selling a few. I plan to give my 3 grandkids one for each of their homeroom teachers and some potholders for any others they want to give to. I am obsessed with the pothold pattern that makes it all in one - I have seen it here - chain, then chain on the other side and keep going in the round until it fold together, then using some of the yarn that you cut a little longer than the potholder, and I cannot explain how I was shown to go from side to side to put it together. But they are so easy and can be kept by my chair so when I have few min, I work on it.
My Michaels in Texas had a scarf made out of it an... (show quote)


how would I word aa search for that potholder you are describing? any ideas
Aug 25, 2012 11:11:55   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/free-knitting-patterns-for-beginners7.htm

http://www.freepatterns.com/detail.html?code=FK00375&cat_id=370

http://www.knittingknonsense.com/awarenessribbon.html

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/free-knitting-patterns-for-beginners9.htm

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K-0604005.html

https://sites.google.com/site/knitbug/knitbug

http://www.knittingatknoon.com/coasterspatt.html

http://knitting.about.com/od/feltingpatterns/p/felted_hotpad.htm

http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/cpatterns/juliespotholder.html

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kkc-pot.html

http://dishandwashclothmania.com/potholders-variety-of-techniques/

http://tipnut.com/how-to-make-a-hotpad/

This one would be easier on you!: http://julisjots.blogspot.com/2005/08/tied-up-with-bows-potholder.html

I liked the last one because it gives you a chance to relax after making the knitted/crocheted portion. All you need is a large-eye tapestry needle to essentially 'quilt' the layers together for a thick pot holder.
Aug 25, 2012 12:02:10   #
traveler204
 
no I don't but I have seen it here in a post. It is so neat. I told my grandkids last year I would make them for their teachers, thinking homeroom well they wanted one for each teacher. I could almost make one a night. So I made bunches but I love doing them. I use the
sugar and cream using a h crochet hook and chain 38, sc in 2nd chain and sc all the way down and on the other side, crochet until it folds together. Maybe Rivalary.

But the post I saw here had a diagram.

I hope you find it. Everyone I have given it to loves them. I learned it from a lady in a knit I belong to. so it is old pattern I think
Aug 25, 2012 12:17:38   #
doris m russo
 
Hi Tallieu:

Yes, in fact I bought two of these packages. (black/white)

The first one, I made into a necklace by just sawing the ends, I added small beads to the material itself, any color would do.

Second one, I made a braid for my grand-daughter, which it will cover her ears when is cold outside.

Does this help?

Doris
 
Aug 28, 2012 20:50:18   #
scozzi
 
I too have bought this yarn. I found a video on you tube by doing a search for "ribbon yarn". I just started my scarf tonight and I am not having fun! I don,t think I will be buying any more of this. The scarf looked so pretty in the store. Good luck!
Nov 16, 2012 19:24:44   #
pattsicle
 
Not sure if you found a pattern yet, but here is one for a scarf that uses Loop and Thread Fabulous yarn.
Apr 5, 2014 23:10:15   #
gretarox
 
I am looking for a knitting pattern for a 1yr.old niece using loops & thread- bunny tail yarn. I have a bunch of skeins found in my moms' knitting supply. she passed away last yr. and I do not know what her intentions were as to this yarn. please help me find something cute to knit. this little girl is named for my mom.
thank you all.
greta
 
          
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