Knitting a rainbow . . .

Do you love to shop?      I do 🙂
I’m sure that I must have inherited a shopping gene – or several!

Like most people, I love a bargain so when I saw some pretty yarn on sale a while back, I stocked up.

I chose a few different kinds, but all of them are the type of yarn that looks best in a simple item, like a shawl or a scarf, so that the color and texture of the yarn can take center stage.

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I’d seen ribbon yarn previously, but hadn’t used it. When I found this gorgeous “rainbow” of pink, coral, yellow, lime, teal, indigo, purple, and magenta, I knew it was time to try it.

I decided to make a belt, but of course it would also be great as a drapey scarf.

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The photo doesn’t capture the beauty of the colors. This is not your ordinary rainbow – it’s absolutely striking! I’ve discovered that ribbon yarn makes an especially wonderful fringe, too!

I love the fact that this can be worn almost year-round. The yarn is silky and light-weight enough for all but the hottest summer days.

Measurements for the scarf/belt are: 85” long (including the fringe), and 3” wide.

It’s made with: Lion “Incredible” Ribbon Yarn.

Perfect name – the colors are “incredible”!

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Comments

Knitting a rainbow . . . — 8 Comments

  1. Thanks, Donna!
    I didn’t keep track. I worked on it in the evenings – over a span of a couple of weeks, maybe – just picking it up for an hour or so at a time, and not necessarily every day.

    The yarn does seem to bulk up nicely though, so you have the feeling you are “getting somewhere” even if you only work on it a little at a time.

  2. Ok, I think this is the only post I haven’t commented on.

    I love this ribbon scarf because its so colorful. I made a shawl for my daughter about 5 years ago. I combined a really cool yarn I can’t think of the name of but was soooo costly and ribbon. That was before I had a digital camera. I wish I had taken pictures of some of the things I have made in the past. Now, with digital, I take pictures of everything. But, as my husband LOVES to remind me, I had the thing for a year before I got the courage to use it!

  3. Hey, I bought this yarn on sale too! How many balls did this scarf take? I don’t think I bought but two, maybe not enough. And I really do need to use it. Love the scarf, the colors are lovely.

  4. Hi there, Susan! 🙂

    I think I had only two skeins of this yarn – no more than three. I’m sorry that I am not absolutely positive!

    I do remember that I cast on about 13 or 14 stitches and just kept knitting until it was getting pretty long. At that point, I realized that I’d definitely want fringe, so I stopped to cut the strands, and then resumed knitting until I ran out of yarn.

    I’m sure you’ll love yours no matter how long it turns out!!

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