8/29/2016

Needlecrafts - Knit, Crochet, Sew, NoSew | Ruanas

8/29/2016
Needlecrafts - Knit, Crochet, Sew, NoSew | Ruanas
All patterns and tutorials | click on links for free patterns and tutorials after the jump
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A ruana by any other name is simply an open faced wrap, but let's face it, it sounds exotic and therefore trendy.
The style of this accessory is really a poncho that has been split up the front giving you more freedom and versatility (see the video at the end of the post showing you different to wear this wrap).
Ruana is a Spanish word, a poncho-like outer garment of heavy wool, worn especially in the mountains of Colombia.
Whether the garment is knit or crocheted in a heavier wool or sewn from a sequinned chiffon fabric, each serves a purpose in your wardrobe.
Much like the pashmina shawls which were popular for completing outfits, these wraps are definitely ones to have on hand.
Unless a shawl is very wide and long, the ruana gives you better coverage.
There is a style waiting to be made whether you knit, crochet sew or just want a quick DIY project without any particular skills.

Read further for helpful tutorials and videos as well as free patterns.
Textured Collar Ruana | free pattern available here
Black and white check ruana | free tutorial available here
Plaid ruana | free tutorial available here
Video Tutorial | How To Fray Edges
Black and white striped ruana | free tutorial available here
Blanket ruana | free tutorial available here
Step by step Grommet Tutorial | available here
Video Tutorial | How To Install Grommets
Video Tutorial | Different Ways To Wear Ruanas
Click on images of past posts featuring easy shrug patterns and ideas
Top 20 Posts | Click on image below for posts
Happy Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing and DIYing!

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