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Knit: Simple Sari Ribbon Shawl– Like tying up a roast!

March 17, 2011

Hi friends,

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: 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:

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!




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  1. charlis says:

    I’ve been doing this same idea (same down to even the drop stitch!), but with one difference. I create 2 “armholes” by binding off stitches, then casting them back on the next row. You have to kind of guesstimate when to do them, but you want them the width of your shoulders apart. Also, I start the binding off 2-3″ from what will be the neck edge, and make the armhole about 10-12″ long, so you have about 8-11″ below the armhole. This give you the full 24″ across your back and for the two pieces hanging down in front.You can fold back the two center edges for a lapel effect, or cross them and use a nice shawl pin to secure them, of just let them hang.

    I’ve used some of the eye lash yarns, and some mohair on 15s and can hardly wait to see what it looks like in the Bahamas sari silk yarn on 19s.

  2. brenda says:

    i am curious…i just stumbled on to this site..your prices..if the yarn is 8.00 dollars is that 8.00 dollars for one ball or a bulk bag…

  3. Vivienne Friedman says:

    I have ribbon yarn and I would like to make
    The shawl.
    Can I Make the shawl in one piece instead of doing
    It in two pieces?
    Also in the where it says k1, yo yo.
    Do I do this in the rest of the row k1,Toyota?

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