Knit: Simple Sari Ribbon Shawl– Like tying up a roast!
March 17, 2011
I just had a fellow Darn Good Yarner email me recently asking for help to come up with a shawl pattern using sari ribbon. She wanted it to measure 24″x72″.
Because I didn’t want anyone to have to go and order special needles, I decided to make this shawl in two pieces.
Even if you’re just starting out, here’s a stitch that I know you can do, it’s called a Drop Stitch and it’s no more than knits and yarn overs. It’s pretty fun to do and you’ll whip through this project in no time. Check out this video it will show you how to perfectly do this stitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXJwhrj4Bts Also the Drop Stitch will show off the ribbon really nicely!
So to make those dimensions you are going to need 10 skeins of ribbon. You’re best deal can be found here: http://www.darngoodyarn.com/product/10-skeins-of-sari-ribbon-your-choice-blends
You’re pretty much going to make two long wide scarves and then sew them together and each “scarf” is going to use 5 skeins of ribbon.
You’ll need size 19 needles. You’ll cast on 20 stitches then all of your rows will work like this:
K1 yarn over, yarn over until the end of the row. Then on the next row you’ll K1, drop the yo (from the previous row), drop the yo until the end of the row. You’ll know which row you’re on because you’ll either have 20 stitches on your needle, and you then work the K1 yo yo or you’ll have 60 stitches on your needle and then you’ll do the k1 drop drop
Work each until you have about 20 inches of ribbon left and bind off and weave in the excess. Make two of these.
You have a couple of options at this point to attach both pieces together. My favorite lately for chunky yarn is to do something I compare to preparing a roast that you cook with twine. Actually, I made a video for you so you can see what I’m talking about:)
Let me know if you have questions!