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What are the best knitting or crochet stitches for unusual yarns?

February 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments · How To Knitting

I bought a bulky (works on size 10.5 American needle) black boucle yarn with a bit of white and a thread of mylar for sparkle. What is the best knitting or crochet stitch to show off the yarn? And I have a 1/2 inch wide multicolor ribbon yarn. How do I show off the yarn/colors? Long stitches seem to be my only choice, so far. Are there others?

In crochet will be the Solomon’s knot (Love knot):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yeNV45URLA

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  • 1 NingNangNong // Feb 28, 2010 at

    Knitting- maybe a garter stitch? (knit every row)

    Im not sure about crochet stitches though as i am not sure what the yarn looks like..
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  • 2 Millie // Feb 28, 2010 at

    In crochet will be the Solomon’s knot (Love knot):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yeNV45URLA
    References :

  • 3 GrandmaKnits // Feb 28, 2010 at

    You have a couple of choices – a simple garter stitch, knit every row, but use larger needles and it will come out lacey. Or do a simple lace pattern with some yo’s, ssk’s, and k2tog’s.

    Personally I’d stick with knitting every row, but size 15 needles to give the illusion of lace without all the work.
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  • 4 RoofingPrincess // Feb 28, 2010 at

    I like to stick to simple stitches when I have a fancy yarn. Any fancy stitches seem to get lost. Especially with a bulky boucle. Just a plain garter stitch (K all stitches every row) would work fine for that. With the ribbon yarn, I’d either do the plain garter stitch on really big needles for a lacy effect, or find instructions for one of those patterns where there are about 3 rows of garter, and then some other kind of stitch that leaves a big length of the ribbon yarn before the next garter section. I just saw this in a scarf at the church fair over the weekend and wish I could remember how to do it!
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