Red Heart Sashay and Premier Starbella are both yarns that are more like a fabric. They are mesh with a thicker border on one side, sometimes with a metallic thread running through it. The part you crochet into is the side opposite of that thicker side.
Sashay and Starbella both begin in a skein. You can pull from the center or from the outside. If you pull from the center you will find that you will need to untwist it every few feet or so. I don't know about you, but when I get going, I don't want to stop and untwist. Working from the outside is ok, but it rolls all around and isn't my favorite way to work. Also, while you are working the yarn, you need to pull open the mesh so you can get access to the holes in order to insert your hook. What I find worked really well for me is to start from the outside, spread the mesh with my fingers and wrap it around a toilet paper or paper towel tube at the same time. This is what it looks like when wrapped.
So now you have it wrapped around a tube, you could work it from here, but it will keep rolling away from you. Next I put it on a dowel rod, and put it across the top of my feet so it can freely roll without going all crazy! Another option would be if you have a freestanding toilet paper holder that you could put it on. I didn't have one and I am a big fan of working with what you have.
|You can see here it is on the dowel and resting on the top of my feet for easy rolling.|
Have you made any ruffle scarves? Have any tips to share with me? Comment below with any advice you might have!