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ArtLady1981
10-08-2010, 02:35 PM
I'm going to a "Knitting Surprise" meetup on next Saturday, with the theme: What Can You Do with Two?"...a two skein challenge. I'm supposed to drop off my 2-skein wonder to the hostess one day prior to the meetup at her home. So that leads me to believe that the knitted items will be distributed in a random drawing, or something.

Anyhoo, I had two balls of this fantastic ribbon...that I had my heart set on...but I went ahead and used them for this scarf.

US15 needles...3st garter edges...st st in the middle. Kind of a no-brainer design...but variegated ribbon yarn should be the main feature, right? So I thought a simple st st would best display the ribbon and the Fall Leaves colorway.


So here it is:

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Ravelry notes (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/ribbon-scarf)

aprilbetty
10-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Gorgeous! Is the ribbon hard to work with?

kmaclean
10-08-2010, 04:01 PM
Amazing colors! I think you made the perfect choice ... the simple design really shows off the yarn! :yay:

Jan in CA
10-08-2010, 07:57 PM
That came out pretty! :inlove:

ArtLady1981
10-08-2010, 09:19 PM
Gorgeous! Is the ribbon hard to work with?

It was quite easy and fun to work with! Very different! I'm going to take a peek at Joann's to see if they still carry it!

Doodknitwit
10-08-2010, 10:18 PM
wow lovely!!!

WandaT
10-09-2010, 09:07 AM
It's beautiful! The ribbon yarn sure makes a statement doesn't it? I've always loved how it works up. I also like to do drop stitch or twisted drop stitch scarves with it. I think I have some of that colorway in my stash - may have to dig it out! LOL

Lana
10-09-2010, 10:43 AM
That is truly unique!
I'm curious, what does it feel like knitted up?

sgtpam
10-09-2010, 11:26 AM
That will sure liven up an outfit! Is it just pretty...or is it warm if you wrap it on your neck?

I have some that I wondered what to do with..maybe use it together with a worsted for warmth:think:

ArtLady1981
10-09-2010, 12:42 PM
It's beautiful! The ribbon yarn sure makes a statement doesn't it? I've always loved how it works up. I also like to do drop stitch or twisted drop stitch scarves with it. I think I have some of that colorway in my stash - may have to dig it out! LOL

Ooooo, great idea...using the twisted drop stitch with ribbon yarn! I'll have to remember that one!!! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
10-09-2010, 12:46 PM
That will sure liven up an outfit! Is it just pretty...or is it warm if you wrap it on your neck?

I have some that I wondered what to do with..maybe use it together with a worsted for warmth:think:

No, I wouldn't call it warm. I wouldn't wear it next to the skin. I would wear it on top of a cardigan, as an "accent" piece. More as jewelry, not as a neck warmer.

It isn't scratchy, but it isn't soft either. I guess anything worn around the neck is going to block the cold and wind...but a ribbon scarf doesn't bring your body heat back to you, as wool does. Even if wet, wool will bring your body heat back to you. That's why acrylic isn't allowed on "expedition guided" Mt Everest climbs, and such. Everything has to be wool, as regards clothing innerwear. That's what I heard from my brother-in-law who is a mountaineer.

lgoddard
10-09-2010, 01:54 PM
So pretty for the fall! Very different using ribbon. I imagine that is a lot different than yarn to work with?

ArtLady1981
10-09-2010, 02:07 PM
So pretty for the fall! Very different using ribbon. I imagine that is a lot different than yarn to work with?

It's quite different, but very enjoyable actually! I'd work with it again!

lgoddard
10-09-2010, 02:08 PM
Might have to try it too, always nice to do somthing different

Debbie
10-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Looks incredible !

bambi
10-09-2010, 04:40 PM
Very pretty! :heart:

MerigoldinWA
10-11-2010, 04:46 PM
Nice! You are so right, some yarns don't need a busy stitch to look good. I hope who ever gets it appreciates it as much as you would have if it had been added to your ward robe.