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Feb 23, 2012 22:35:59   #
Annajo
 
Have any of you had any experience with Ticker Tape yarn by Moda Dea? I have some from a thrift shop. A friend has crocheted necklaces of it and made a cowl. Now we would like another idea.

Thank you!
 
Feb 23, 2012 23:32:08   #
Yarngrandma
 
I made a scarf for my granddaughter, but did not care for the yarn for myself. Her mother, my daughter loves everything I make, so I don't know if she just loves me and is not being objective. As with everything I make for her, I never see it in action : (
I admit it was fun, but I don't think if was functional.
Feb 24, 2012 06:31:32   #
Annajo
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
I made a scarf for my granddaughter, but did not care for the yarn for myself. Her mother, my daughter loves everything I make, so I don't know if she just loves me and is not being objective. As with everything I make for her, I never see it in action : (
I admit it was fun, but I don't think if was functional.


Thank you for your quick reply.
Could you tell us more about the scarf? Was it crocheted or knitted, a long narrow scarf, wider and shorter, etc? Also what stitch was used. So far, all we have tried is single crochet and stockinette stitch.

Thanks for your help.
Feb 24, 2012 06:46:19   #
gwest1955
 
I knit a sweater (yes, I know :-) and loved the color (teqal, green and black) but found that it grows and grows!! Also, it is a little scratchy but since I planned to wear a shirt under it is works out okay. I've attached a photo (I take care of my mom who is in a wheelchair) - hope it gives you an idea of how it works. I got the "yarn" from the dollar store at $1.00 per skein so I just couldn't pass it up. The pattern is from Lilygo (http://lilygo.blogspot.com/p/finished-objects.html ) and love it. I love her designs and plan to do another one in regular yarn. HOpe this helps
Sweater

Feb 24, 2012 07:17:56   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
maybe a scarf like this would be better suited to this yarn:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gilded-mesh-scarf
Feb 24, 2012 09:14:23   #
crafty_grandma56
 
I found 3 patterns using the ticker tape yarn (I was curious to see what it looked like up close) The scarf is called knotted scarfs because it is just that knots -

Pattern for poncho (depends on your quantity too!)

http://www.royalyarns.com/assets/images/free-crochet-patterns/ponchos/LM0159-Moda-Dea-Free-Crochet-Pattern-Poncho.pdf

http://www.knitting-warehouse.com/free_knitting_patterns/Coats_Clark/MD_TickerTape/TickerTapePoncho.pdf

Here is a hat on Ravalary under ribbon yarn
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbon-yarn-hat

Enjoy be sure to post!
 
Feb 24, 2012 10:08:29   #
kim82352
 
I made a simple sleeveless top with this yarn, using garter stitch. It came out fine, and even if it does stretch a little, I wear a cami underneath.
Feb 24, 2012 12:27:37   #
Ronie (a regular here)
 
I also found a lot of this yarn and I got a whole grocery bag full of stuff for very little money.. under 15.00 I know.. I got 14 ball of pink...LOL and several balls of multi and I'm going to make one of these with the multi color ones.. it may not be as strong but I love the shape...
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/trio-knit-bag.html
Feb 24, 2012 13:43:25   #
Yarngrandma
 
[quote=Annajo]
Yarngrandma wrote:
I made a scarf for my granddaughter, but did not care for the yarn for myself. Her mother, my daughter loves everything I make, so I don't know if she just loves me and is not being objective. As with everything I make for her, I never see it in action : (
I admit it was fun, but I don't think if was functional.





When I went to bed last night before I fell asleep, I remembered that this yarn, if I remember correctly is flammable. Make sure you test it, I could be wrong, but since it is gone, and I cannot retest it, I thought maybe you would consider doing that as a safety issue.
Sincerely,
Ruth
Feb 24, 2012 17:16:50   #
Annajo
 
[quote=Yarngrandma]
Annajo wrote:
Yarngrandma wrote:
I made a scarf for my granddaughter, but did not care for the yarn for myself. Her mother, my daughter loves everything I make, so I don't know if she just loves me and is not being objective. As with everything I make for her, I never see it in action : (
I admit it was fun, but I don't think if was functional.





When I went to bed last night before I fell asleep, I remembered that this yarn, if I remember correctly is flammable. Make sure you test it, I could be wrong, but since it is gone, and I cannot retest it, I thought maybe you would consider doing that as a safety issue.
Sincerely,
Ruth
quote=Yarngrandma I made a scarf for my granddaug... (show quote)


I just tried the yarn and it melts just like typical nylon.

You are all awesome. Such wonderful suggestions. Since using much of the yarn for other projects, there is not enough left for a poncho or sweater, but the cap and scarf sounded interesting.

Thanks again.
 
          
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