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Sashay ribbon yarn
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Apr 1, 2013 08:14:58   #
Ali9407
 
I've been knitting with the Sashay ribbon yarn making scarves. It seems to take an inordinate amount of time. Any hints out there or any ideas to make projects other than scarves? Thanks in advance.
 
Apr 1, 2013 08:18:54   #
lindawolf
 
Roll the yarn flat on a toilet paper roll or piece of heavy cardboard. Makes knitting or crocheting much faster
Apr 1, 2013 08:22:32   #
Ali9407
 
lindawolf wrote:
Roll the yarn flat on a toilet paper roll or piece of heavy cardboard. Makes knitting or crocheting much faster


Yes I do. That is a must otherwise it could be a nightmare.
Apr 1, 2013 08:24:25   #
madjac
 
I wrap the yarn around a paper tube of paperback book before starting. Takes as long to wrap it all as it does to knit the scarf. Wish someone would sell it "pre-stretched" !
Apr 2, 2013 05:45:04   #
Vulcan1957
 
I am just finishing a skirt with the Sashay yarn, in the past I have knitted and crochet with French lace, which comes already flat, I Never even thought about flatting out the Sashay Yarn before I started knitting, it has been a challenge, but you learn by experience....
Apr 2, 2013 08:13:25   #
Lil Kristie
 
Thank you everyone. I've got a skein of Sashay yarn that my SIL bought me for my birthday. My DD and SIL went to town to get some things. He said they needed to get me something for my birthday. He kept putting skeins of yarn into the cart.......lol. Had 13 skeins of all different yarns for my birthday. Which my daughter wrapped up individually.......lol. Just started a week ago making dish cloths and face cloths. We were getting ready to move at the beginning of March, so just got around to crocheting with some of the yarn. Now surgery has me waylayed again.
 
Apr 2, 2013 08:32:45   #
dlarkin
 
Ali9407 wrote:
I've been knitting with the Sashay ribbon yarn making scarves. It seems to take an inordinate amount of time. Any hints out there or any ideas to make projects other than scarves? Thanks in advance.


Starbella is much easier to work with. You can knit it right from the ball and it makes a fuller longer scarf.
Apr 2, 2013 09:44:44   #
virginia42
 
I have seen purses made from it as well as the ruffle skirts for little girls.
Apr 2, 2013 17:17:15   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
Ali9407 wrote:
I've been knitting with the Sashay ribbon yarn making scarves. It seems to take an inordinate amount of time. Any hints out there or any ideas to make projects other than scarves? Thanks in advance.


I found a free pattern on line for a 16" x 16" pillow made out of one skein of Sashay yarn. I am going to make two of them for my bed. The back of the pillow is knit with regular yarn. I put this pattern in my future projects to make pile.
Apr 2, 2013 22:25:44   #
mzmom1 (a regular here)
 
Lil Kristie wrote:
Thank you everyone. I've got a skein of Sashay yarn that my SIL bought me for my birthday. My DD and SIL went to town to get some things. He said they needed to get me something for my birthday. He kept putting skeins of yarn into the cart.......lol. Had 13 skeins of all different yarns for my birthday. Which my daughter wrapped up individually.......lol. Just started a week ago making dish cloths and face cloths. We were getting ready to move at the beginning of March, so just got around to crocheting with some of the yarn. Now surgery has me waylayed again.
Thank you everyone. I've got a skein of Sashay yar... (show quote)

Sounds like your SIL really loves you. I think that's wonderful, we see so many sad stories about in-laws that this was refreshing.
Apr 2, 2013 22:27:04   #
mzmom1 (a regular here)
 
dlarkin wrote:
Starbella is much easier to work with. You can knit it right from the ball and it makes a fuller longer scarf.


Right, Starbella is a lot easier to work with. It costs a couple dollars more but 'you get what you pay for.'
 
Apr 4, 2013 18:00:18   #
Keispa
 
I put my ruffle yarn in a zip lock bag (sandwich size). I zip the bag up tightly around the strand of yarn that is coming out of the bag. When the strand of yarn gets to twisted I simply hold it up and it untwists on its own. Because it is zipped up around the strand you can lift it off the floor to untwist. Even though it is zipped you are still able to pull the yarn out of the bag to knit with it. Hope this helps. It works for me but my sister does not like this method..
Apr 4, 2013 18:22:02   #
dlarkin
 
Keispa wrote:
I put my ruffle yarn in a zip lock bag (sandwich size). I zip the bag up tightly around the strand of yarn that is coming out of the bag. When the strand of yarn gets to twisted I simply hold it up and it untwists on its own. Because it is zipped up around the strand you can lift it off the floor to untwist. Even though it is zipped you are still able to pull the yarn out of the bag to knit with it. Hope this helps. It works for me but my sister does not like this method..


Great idea!
 
          
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