5 1/2 Hour Afghan, and some Ruffle Yarn

A little further (further??? or farther???) on my quest towards de-stashing my yarn . . .

Here is my inspiration:

5-1/2 Hour Throw, made with a very simple double-crochet V-stitch.

The photos don’t really do this one much justice.  I can’t wait to get it finished and permanently on the sofa.

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Work in progress.  I don't know about 5 1/2 hours . . .

Work in progress. I don’t know about 5 1/2 hours . . . but it is quick work, and very easy.  I am using two strands of Caron’s One Pound, and one strand of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn.

Here is some yarn I got sight unseen.  I purchased some mill ends from Herrschners.  Every now and then you can get a fantastic deal.  $50.00 worth of yarn for only $7.99 (plus shipping).  With this purchase I received 5 balls of some unknown type of ‘ruffle’ yarn.  I love the color!

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This is really a fabulous yarn. Very delicate, and feels like cotton.

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Unknown brand of ruffle yarn

Unknown brand of ruffle yarn knit into a scarf.

I was fairly disappointed while working the second scarf and came across this.

I was fairly disappointed while working the second scarf and came across this.

Has anyone worked with ruffle yarn?  I need to know how to work past this frayed up spot.    I just hope none of the other 3 balls have defects in them . . .

I believe this may be Starbella yarn, but I am not positive.  I am fairly sure that it’s not Sashay though. These pretty scarves work up fairly quickly, and are very lovely.  I must admit, I was not immediately sold on them.  In fact, I swore I would never purchase this type of yarn because I thought the scarves were too ‘frilly, and silly-looking’.  I am now a convert, at least to this one brand (what ever it might be) of yarn.

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I am a recently widowed, mother of three wonderful, grown children, G-Ma (Grandma) to seven beautiful grandchildren. I work full time at a nearby grocer as the Pricing Coordinator. In my spare time, I craft and blog. Crochet is my obsession, my compulsion. My best friend, my therapist. I also have learned I love to knit! Who knew??? I may never be a master knitter, but I am a happy knitter. :D Work, family, Women's Pool League, crafting and blogging. Pretty much takes up every waking minute of every day, but besides that I love movies and music (which I can enjoy while I am crafting!). And here I thought I didn't have a life! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate every click. :D My Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/gmaellen
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8 Responses to 5 1/2 Hour Afghan, and some Ruffle Yarn

  1. That rug looks to die for! I have not used ruffle yarn at all so unable to help. Sorry.

  2. starproms says:

    Interesting projects. I have yet to try a ruffle yarn. It looks tricky in the holding but has a great result. Good luck with the problem piece. Sorry I can’t help you this time.

    • Thank you! It’s okay. I’m thinking, I just need to snip out the frayed portion and overlap the ends . . . I should be good to go! It’s only a little tricky in the first few rows. It’s pretty easy after that.

  3. hookandply says:

    I haven’t worked with ruffle yarn but our wool shop sell a lot mainly for scarves. Looks interesting. 🙂

  4. Big projects are my favorite way to reduce stash, although I usually go for sweaters because I don’t have the patience for afghans, rugs, etc. It’s even better when you can double up and use a big hook or needle. I always feel so productive then!

    • Sweaters! I am not quite sure why . . . I seem to have a phobia about making wearables. Specifically sweaters. I think it may have to do with the fact that I have so far avoided making swatches. You think??? (I really need to broaden my horizons.)
      To me . . . afghans are a ‘mindless’ and cathartic method of creating, which I thoroughly enjoy.

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