I saw - I liked - I bought! Got my order in the mail 3 days ago. Still can not figure out how to hold the yarn to make the pretty scarf I saw. The yarn has a closely knit ribbon look but when you stretch it sideways, you see that it has huge holes in it like netting. Directions on how to make it are printed on the inside of the wrapper. There is even a video on how to do this, which I watched before I placed my order. The video and the instructions QUIT right at the point where you will have trouble. Once you get the loops on the right needle --- how the heck are you supposed to "knit as usual" which is what the video says. I can not figure out how to hold the yarn so I can FIND the right hole to continue with the next row. Has anyone found a secret way to keep the loops open and accessible???
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I think your yarn is the same as Ice brand Flamenco or Katia's Triana. If it is, then patience is the key to using it. You have to keep spreading it as you go in order to knit into the top loops. Once you have knit one row from the left needle onto the right just turn and knit the stitches again---you should only be doing a very few stitches. And, I would strongly advise that you use a circular needle-makes it easier to keep the stitches captured since the loops are so large.
I have done several of these and they are fun to do.
(a regular here)
Big Thank Yous to ompuff and jinx!! I went to the video suggested and know what I was doing wrong! That gal is an excellent teacher and even though she used a different yarn, I did notice that the needle was circular and she wasn't in a sweat about grabbing the "correct" hole. Love it!
Hey, out there - do not fear - it is fun!!
i've made 5 or 6 of these scarves out of various yarns. I *always* begin by stretching out a long length of the yarn so that I can find the "right hole".
When the directions say "knit as usual" what they mean is that you just pick up a piece of the yarn toward to top, as close to the top, and put it on your right needles, just as you would any other yarn. Then you knit the "string".
They're fun, they go fast, and they are very popular!
Lyn in NC
If you go to this platform and scroll down there is a link to making the starbella scarves that is very good. Jut finished number 4 this morning. Will have to wait to get more yarn. :thumbup:
So glad I saw your "Post". I'll have to assume that Starbella Yarn is "Ladder Ribbon". I have the instructions and will attempt this scarf when I receive the yarn I ordered. My daughter has this scarf and it's really beautiful. Let me know if you succeed and I will likewise let you know.
I like these scarves but I have trouble with the piece that is left over in the beginning and the end. According to all the instructions and videos I have seen, they suggest making a knot. I really don't like the knot. Even though it is hidden by the ruffles, I know they are there and it bothers me. Has anyone tried folding the yarn for a few inches and knitting through both layers to start and cast off? I think I'm going to try that with my next one. I hope it works.