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Yarn Bee Chrysalis Velvet???
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Dec 7, 2012 07:10:54   #
I've recently started using the Chrysalis yarns and I tried the Velvet one yesterday and I was wondering if it's just gonna lay flat like it's doing or is there a trick to making it more of a ruffle. I am using 8 stitches. Has anyone used this yet and is that the result I'm supposed to get, just a tube looking thing?

Dec 8, 2012 09:32:40   #
Bumping this back up. Anyone ever use this yarn?
Dec 8, 2012 10:59:38   #
I haven't used ruffle yarn before, but it seems to me that someone else had a problem with it not ruffling and the advice was to remember to turn the work so it's back and forth. And I think it needs to be knit flat. I hope someone else can be more helpful.
Dec 8, 2012 11:03:26   #
I agree with you that it does not look right....from the picture it looks like the yarns forms a spiral, like in an I-cord, rather than a back and forth pattern, or like Melissa said.."knit flat".

Are you knitting it flat or are you making it like an icord is made?

I've made a few of these ruffle scarves but have never had one look like this.
Dec 8, 2012 11:20:40   #
When you hold it up does it stretch out? I have never seen one that looked like that.
Dec 8, 2012 11:25:29   #
I'm knitting it like the other ruffle yarns, turning it after each row. I unraveled it and rolled it back up and am almost finished with one using the Sashay yarn. LOL! This velvet one is just the weirdest "ruffle" yarn I've ever seen. I'll try to work with it another day I suppose, I was just wondering if anyone else was getting the same results as me.
Dec 8, 2012 13:14:23   #
lannieb wrote:
When you hold it up does it stretch out? I have never seen one that looked like that.

Maybe that's all you need to do....give it a good tug!
Dec 8, 2012 16:07:42   #
Knit into every other, or even every third stitch, not every one. It needs to be gathered together to make the flouncy ruffle.
Dec 9, 2012 18:03:15   #
I have knitted some brands which do not ruffle as much as others and when that occurs I knit twice into the first and last stitch to give it more volume and find that this works.
Dec 9, 2012 19:01:22   #
Sharon, I was knitting every other stitch and still coming up with a tube. I'll play some more with it when I get a chance. Thanks y'all! :D
Dec 10, 2012 10:26:38   #
aricketts wrote:
Sharon, I was knitting every other stitch and still coming up with a tube. I'll play some more with it when I get a chance. Thanks y'all! :D

If you are doing that, then I bet it is the ribbon that is creating the issue. Hmm! Don't have any suggestions without working the yarn personally. Good luck with it.... if you discover any solutions be sure to let us know!
Dec 10, 2012 15:55:26   #
I just finished a ruffle scarf with this yarn yesterday and it worked the same as the other brands I've used such as sashay, etc. The velvet edge is a little stiffer than some brands, but it still ruffled as it spiraled up the scarf. I used 8 stitches, same as you. Needle size doesn't matter because the holes for stitches are already preformed. I don't know what could be happening with yours.
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