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Knitting with Red Heart Sashay yarn
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Dec 7, 2011 07:17:51   #
LBush1144
 
Ok, so it is interesting to look at -- the new ribbon yarn -- Sashay by Red heart or any of the others. But knitting with it must be sort of a pain. I started several times and "frogged" it. When knitting or "casting on," do you skip an inch or so between stitches? What method work best for this stuff? I am determined that a little old piece of yarn will become a ruffled scarf.
 
Dec 7, 2011 08:13:55   #
Katsch (a regular here)
 
Good Morning,
Don't over think it too much. I use the point of my needle as a guide for the space between stitches probably 1/2", once you get the hang of it the scarf will knit up quickly. I found the best technique for me is holding the yarn in my right hand and opening it while I knit. I know it sounds confusing but trust me once you get it, you will be hooked. Also the Sashay is a bit shorter in yardage than some of the other ruffle yarn so I CO only 3 or 4 stitches and it still ruffles nicely but gives you the added length. Good Luck and Happy Knitting!
Dec 7, 2011 09:39:57   #
Deb-Babbles
 
Hi, Like Kathy said this is a simple yarn to work with. I have found that if I spend the time and re-ball the yarn onto an empty papertowle roll, spreading the yarn out as I go, helps a whole lot with the twisting of the ball. I just love to make these scarves now. Kathy showed me how to make them the first time we met at ACMoor.
Dec 7, 2011 12:47:56   #
LadyRN49
 
I also am having problems with this yarn. I've rolled it on a toilet paper roll and it still twists. Am trying to keep the same technique each time I turn it etc. Still twists. Am soldiering on because I really want to send this to my niece in Calf.
Dec 8, 2011 05:46:26   #
rujam (a regular here)
 
Hi I had sashay yarn but I bought it at the Brisbane Craft show and was told to pick up 7 loops and to leave 4 cms between the loops, hope that helps rujam
Dec 8, 2011 06:12:01   #
jmai5421
 
There is a u tube video and also a thread on KP called ruffled scarves. They both show how to do the scarves. I have the yarn, but haven't started yet. They make it look pretty easy. On both the video and thread they said to pick up every other loop. There is also one side to use. The picture was a great help. Look up ruffled scarves in search or in watched topics since it is current.
 
Dec 8, 2011 07:06:36   #
Lovemygreys
 
I am doing my first one now. I was CO every hole for 6 sts and knitting in each hole. My cousin who I just taught how to knit did a few so I had to call her to tell me what to do hehe. I ripped and started over. I skipped a hole and did my CO. then I skipped one to two holes to knit and WHALLA it is ruffly and beautiful. Doing every hole it was pretty but just laying on top of each other in layers with no ruffle effect. Surprisingly though with six sts you would think it goes faster but I find I cannot knit a long time with it cause it is a pain to keep spreading the edges out to find the holes. I thought I could whip it up in an hr. but NOPE not me.
Dec 8, 2011 07:10:42   #
Lovemygreys
 
LadyRN49 wrote:
I also am having problems with this yarn. I've rolled it on a toilet paper roll and it still twists. Am trying to keep the same technique each time I turn it etc. Still twists. Am soldiering on because I really want to send this to my niece in Calf.


They say to lay it on a table but I find that if I lay it flat on my lap a few inches it is easier and also spread it open its easier. Also I have layed a clip board on my lap and spread it out opened. I open it up wide for a few inches and then knit.
Dec 8, 2011 07:33:22   #
tyratim
 
Like Kathy said, don't over think. I was in the same place a few months ago. I tried several time to knit with this type of yarn and kept ripping it out because I was not happy with the look. After it sitting on the table for a few days and tempting me to give it another shot, I decided to try my crochet hook instead of needles. Well, God has blessed me abundantly with my creation with this yarn. I have made (I can't tell you how many) scarves (Fashion scarves) thinner, not as thick as the pattern call for, and sold them like wildfire at craft shows. Just yesterday, I sold over 50, yes fifty scarves. Needless to say, I need to replenish my inventory by Saturday because I have another rather large craft show. I do believe that God is providing such a blessing on this as it is part of a ministry to help women in Guatemala and Jamaica.

Once you get the hang of this yarn, it is really beautiful stuff to work with.

If you need to purchase more of this type of yarn or any other type of yarn, please consider this site

http://beadadyx.onlineyarnstore.com

All proceeds go to the Guate Maica Difference Ministry for women in Guatemala and Jamaica.

God Bless you and I pray God's grace over your hands to create wonderful things.
Dec 8, 2011 08:20:30   #
Fla-Yankee
 
omg, what wonderful yarns! GREAT prices and for such a great cause, will be ordering soon. Have bookmarked.
Thank you for this link.
Dec 8, 2011 08:26:07   #
LBush1144
 
I think I finally am started on my Sashay scarf. Thanks for all the input. I picked up six stitches and then --- I skipped one hole except for the 2nd and fifth stitch! Don't know how that came about, but it looks all right. Will post pic later when more is done. I do some and then go to another project for a while and come back later.
 
Dec 8, 2011 08:30:59   #
tyratim
 
Fla-Yankee wrote:
omg, what wonderful yarns! GREAT prices and for such a great cause, will be ordering soon. Have bookmarked.
Thank you for this link.


Thank you so much for your consideration of purchasing for a great cause. It brings me to tears of adoration to think that a God who is bigger than life itself would use little ol' me for His purpose. I can not put into words the changes that have happened in my life in just the past year because I have finally, after almost 52 years on this earth, discovered the abundant blessings of obedience.

God is Good!!!
Dec 8, 2011 08:32:34   #
tyratim
 
LBush1144 wrote:
I think I finally am started on my Sashay scarf. Thanks for all the input. I picked up six stitches and then --- I skipped one hole except for the 2nd and fifth stitch! Don't know how that came about, but it looks all right. Will post pic later when more is done. I do some and then go to another project for a while and come back later.


Looking forward to seeing the pics. : )
Dec 8, 2011 09:06:41   #
kittykatzmom (a regular here)
 
I just tried to crochet a scarf with Lion's new Silky Twist Yarn - OH ME what a mess! I couldn't even see the stitches and it doesn't unravel easily.
Dec 8, 2011 11:17:51   #
tehale
 
I really enjoy making these scarves! I'm a rank beginner but have collected yarn for some time in hopes of learning. I made a couple of false starts with the Sashay but finally got it going. What fun! I've made several now and it takes me about 2 days to make one, start to finish.

Thanks for the info on Bead Adyx! I'm shopping there right now!
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