I have some beautiful elephant (very thick) rayon chenille to be worked on size 10 needles, to be made into a scarf. A knitter I met said that the only stitch I could do, because of the thickness of the yarn, is K both sides. I have never worked with chenille before so I don’t know if this is true. Any Ideas??? Thanks for your help. :knitting:
I don’t see why you can’t use stockinette stitch. Because it’s chennille, it won’t show much pattern work so anything combining knit and purl within the same row would probably be pointless. You’d probably still want to garter stitch 4-5 stitches on each side to keep it from curling.
Garter stitch really would look nice, though.
Thanks so much. Will give it a try!
You can do stockinette, the thicker chenille behaves better than the thinner yarn. I’ve even seen some lacey (as in eyelets) done with chenille.