Yashi and Yashi Iro (Universal Yarn)

Universal Yarn

$ 33.00 USD

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Yashi - Spider (Warehouse)
Yashi - Rice (Warehouse)
Yashi - Natural (Warehouse)
Yashi - Super Pink (Warehouse)
Yashi - Bright Aqua (Warehouse)
Yashi - Hot Green (Warehouse)
Yashi - Pewter (Warehouse)
Yashi - Earthy (Warehouse)
Yashi - Poppy (Warehouse)
Yashi - Ocean (Warehouse)
Yashi - Ballerina (Warehouse)
Yashi - Pulp (Warehouse)
Yashi Iro - Ocean Dream (Warehouse)
Yashi Iro - Beach Umbrella (Warehouse)
Yashi Iro - Pink Flash (Warehouse)
Yashi Iro - Sea Life (Warehouse)
Wakame Placemats Pattern
Malawi Earrings Pattern
Garter Baskets Pattern
Japanese Knot Bag Pattern
Ocean Breeze Cap Pattern
Tiki Tote Pattern
Midsummer Tote Pattern
Loop Bag Pattern
Sunblock Hat Pattern
Basketry Handbag
Tropical Coasters Pattern

Yashi is a soft, papery raffia yarn especially well-suited for crafts and accessories.

Yashi Iro's painterly colors coordinate perfectly with solid color Yashi to create crafts and accessories that are true works of art.

Raffia fiber is a natural fiber. It has similar properties as jute, bamboo and hemp fibers. The raffia fiber is obtained by peeling of raffia palm leaves. Raffia is soft, pliable, strong, durable, easy to dye and biodegradable making it an excellent material for weaving baskets, hats, mats and rugs

Download one of the free patterns to go with this wonderful yarn.

Colors labeled (Warehouse) will arrive to our store in 1-2 weeks and can be shipped or picked up afterwards. (We will notify you if a product is backordered)

Yashi

  • Worsted Weight
  • 100% Raffia
  • 40g/99 yds

Yashi Iro

  • Worsted Weight
  • 100% Raffia
  • 50g/124 yds

Stitches Per Inch
Knit: 15 sts x 19 rows = 4" // US Size 9 (5.5 mm)
Crochet: 15 sts x 17 rows = 4" // US Size H-8 (5 mm)

Yarn Care
hand wash, dry flat

Pattern info:

Wakame Placemats: 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width (excluding fringe): 17”
Height : 12”

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi Iro (100% raffia; 50g/124 yds)
• 201 Ocean Dream (MC) – 3 balls
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 111 Ballerina (CC) – 2 balls
Note: The suggested yarn requirements make two placemats.
Needle: US Size 8 (5 mm) straight
Notions: Tapestry needle, crochet hook (for attaching fringe)

Malawi Earrings:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: adjustable
Height: adjustable

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi Iro (100% Raffia; 50 g /124 yds)
• 204 Sea Life – 1 skein
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% Raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 102 Rice – 1 skein
• 105 Hot Aqua – 1 skein
• 101 Spider – 1 skein

Hook: US Size E-4 (3.75 mm) It is not necessary to exactly match the hook size.
Notions: 24-gauge jewelry making wire, pliers, 8 fishhook earrings, 4, ¾” raindrop loop for earrings, 2 round beads, 2 conical shaped beads, jewelry pliers

Garter Baskets:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 14 (19)”
Height: 2 (3)” (with sides folded)

MATERIALS
Small
Universal Yarn Yashi Iro (100% Raffia; 50 g /124 yds)
• 204 Sea Life (MC) – 1 skein
Large
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% Raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 107 Pewter (MC) – 2 skeins
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Japanese Knot Bag:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bag 18" circumference × 8" tall
Handle 2" × 16"
Closure 2" × 4"

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 101 Spider – 2 balls
• 103 Natural – 2 balls (3rd ball required if making both bags)
Hook: 5mm/H-8 or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Ocean Breeze Cap:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 20”
Height: 7” (not including brim)

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi Iro (100% raffia; 50 g/124 yds)
• 201 Ocean Dream – 2 balls
Hook: US Size G-6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Tiki Tote:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 12” (when laid flat)
Height: 12½” (not including handles)

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi Iro (100% raffia; 50 g/124 yds)
• 202 Beach Umbrella (MC) – 3 balls
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40 g/99 yds)
• 105 Bright Aqua (CC) – 2 balls
Hook: US Size G-6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: 6” wide wooden purse handles, two 1” wooden beads, 1 yd fabric lining, 1 yd heavy-duty iron-on stabilizer

Midsummer Tote:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 15”
Height (excluding straps): 15¾”

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% Raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 112 Pulp (MC) – 3 balls
• 108 Earthy (CC) – 3 balls
Hook: US Size H-8 (5 mm)
Notions: Removable marker

Loop Bag:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 10"
Width: 14½”

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 103 Natural (A) – 2 balls
• 105 Bright Aqua (B) – 2 balls

Hook: US Size H-8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, heavy starch, large piece of plastic needlepoint canvas, ½ yd lining fabric, pair of Jul Mod Loop Sweety 11” purse handles in Chocolate color

Sunblock Hat:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 21”
Hat Height: 6½”
Brim depth: 5½”

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 102 Rice (A) – 3 balls
• 101 Spider (B) – 2 balls
• 106 Hot Green (C) – 1 ball

Hook: US Size G-6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, heavy starch

Basketry Handbag:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 15”
Height: 10” (not including handles)

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 103 Natural – 6 balls
Needles: US Size 10 ½ (6.5 mm) 24” circular
US Size 13 (9 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, pair of wooden handles 8” diameter, US Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, ½ yd of lining fabric (optional), ½ yd fusible heavy duty stabilizer (optional), sewing needle and thread (optional)

Helpful video on this stitch pattern>>

Pattern errata: The total stitches on the needle after picking up for the bag body is 136.

The first row under the "Shape Sides" heading should read:
Next row (WS): Sl 33, bind off 8 sts (this should be at the center of one long side), work in patt over 60 sts turn. Place rem 68 sts on holder.

Tropical Coasters:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 4”
Length: 5” (not including fringe)

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 40g/99 yds)
• 101 Spider (A), 102 Rice (B), 104 Super Pink (CC1), 105 Bright Aqua (CC2), 106 Hot Green (CC3) – 1 ball each color makes numerous coasters

Hook: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle