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Make a ribbon or sash to tie around gifts, wastebaskets, dining room chairs, throw pillows, ponytails, baskets, or door knobs (to clip on barrettes for easy access). For a fancy bow project, please click here. Contributions welcome.

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Knit A Ribbon

Knit Sash

Instructions for EZ Knit Sash or Ribbon

For the wastebasket sash, use huge needles (size 15 works great) and standard 4-ply worsted weight yarn. (This isn't rocket science--sport weight yarn would probably work fine, too.)

For a small ribbon, like the one pictured on the scented candle jar, use fine yarn and small needles--I used size 3.


Cast on 1 stitch

Increase: (This gives you the pointed end of the ribbon.)
Row 1: Knit the front and back of each stitch
Row 2: Slip the first stitch (to make a smooth edge), knit the front and back of the 2nd stitch
Row 3: Slip the first stitch, then knit the rest of the row.
Row 4: Slip the first stitch, then knit until you get to the last stitch. Knit the front and back of the last stitch.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until you reach your desired width.

For the wastebasket sash, I kept going until I had 15 stitches.

For the little ribbon, I only used 6 stitches.

When you reach your desired width, continue knitting in garter stitch (plain knitting) until you reach your desired length.


Start the decrease round from the long side of your work.

Row 1: Knit across until you reach the last stitch. On the last stitch, knit 2 together.
Row 2: Knit across
Repeat until you have one stitch left. Cut the yarn and pull through the last loop. Pull it tight and snip the end, or work it back in with a crochet hook. Block if desired. You're finished.


Easy, continuous loop fringe to crochet, using only chain stitch and slip stitch. Instructions.

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