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Katia Marilyn Yarn Scarf
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Sep 5, 2012 12:14:46   #
Has anyone knitted a scarf using Katia "Marilyn" yarn? The pattern states to insert needle in "hole" but does not say which hole! Do you insert the needle inbetween the two narrow strands, OR do you insert the needle in the hole beneath the two narrow strands? Help.
Sep 6, 2012 05:54:05   #
try You tubing it for a tutorial....
Sep 6, 2012 09:17:43   #
I have searched all over for a tutorial on the Marilyn scarf. Any references I have found for it merely display the scarf directions and a photo of the finished scarf. I am so frustrated! My question seems quite simple....which hole to insert my needle...yet, I cannot find an answer. I know someone out there has made the scarf and can help me, but how to reach that person is the mystery.
Sep 6, 2012 09:23:20   #
Insert your needle into the first hole from the top. Then the rest of the yarn falls below creating a ruffle. Interesting yarn!
Sep 6, 2012 09:24:27   #
Do you mean I should insert my needle in the hole formed by the two thin strands of yarn??
Sep 6, 2012 09:29:36   #
Right. You only need one thin yarn over your needle. I'm assuming that this yarn is similar to other ruffle yarns, and that you are trying to make a ruffled scarf.
Sep 6, 2012 09:34:53   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
Hi, Secretary! Didn't you post this at ravelry, too? I guess the yarn is too new for there to be any completed proejcts at ravelry using it. Yours can be the first one!!

I found this pic of the yarn at Webbs.

I would say the 2 strands look substantial enough that you could use them to knit between. Or even the bigger hole below. I don't think it matters. Just be consistent. Try a swatch of a few rows doing it each way and use the one you like the look of best.

You had said it was different then the ruffly yarns, but it appears very similar to me(assuming this pic is the correct yarn - is it??) the video on that page uses a different yarn, but it is a ladder-type ruffly yarn same as the Marilyn yarn.
Sep 6, 2012 13:57:11   #
I just finished a scarf using the Marilyn yarn-mine was the brown shades and turnedout really pretty-I just inserted in the holes sort like the other ruffle yarn after finished you can"t tell where it went- good luck!
Sep 6, 2012 14:58:57   #
I watched a video - actually I saw several that are attached to the red heard yarn web site - - - and go to their sashay yarn.
Sep 6, 2012 16:31:13   #
MaryE-B (a regular here)
Ths is a comment on which holes to use when knitting Marilyn:
There is a multi-language PDF on the Katia site that explains how to use it. You will have to search for the English parts of the pattern, assuming that is your preferred language, but they are there and they tell you which parts of the yarn to knit into.
Sep 9, 2012 05:19:36   #
kittykatzmom (a regular here)
Is the price $19.95 for one skein??? Just curious.
Sep 9, 2012 09:22:53   #
Yes, at some yarn sites. But, go to and they are selling the Katia Marilyn yarn for $14.00. I have not ordered from them, but another of the forum people has. It appears to me that they have a flat shipping rate of $5.00....much cheaper than most. Give it a try!
Sep 9, 2012 12:51:29   #
kittykatzmom (a regular here)
My budget doesn't allow for that expense of yarn right now. Thanks for the info. Maybe I can find it at JoAnn's some day on sale.
Jun 15, 2013 12:03:43   #
I am thinking of making a scarf using the fancy silky soft stands of ribbon, any ideas
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