View Full Version : Working with chenille

03-16-2006, 04:07 AM
I picked up some baby chenille 1/2 off to do some baby socks with. They don't stretch like they do when I've just used acrylic yarn. Is that typical? Would it work better with a bootie type pattern then socks?

03-16-2006, 07:29 AM
Precisely. You've learned, like the rest of us, that chenille will not stretch at all. If you want to make a baby item, I would make a blanket or jacket or something like that.

03-16-2006, 03:16 PM
Or, use the chenille as a deco yarn... like a fur edging or something, but do it as a stitch over, and not as the knit its self because it will not give, and will frey if rubbed too much!

03-16-2006, 09:25 PM
That sucks! It's so soft and luxurious.

03-16-2006, 09:38 PM
Yikes. Good thing I read this. I was just about ready to order some.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to keep it in mind for an accessory.

03-18-2006, 01:53 AM
because it will not give, and will frey if rubbed too much!

and it absolutely shreds if you try to Unknit it
I saved one skein by frogging it
but that was knit loosely, with needles more than a whole size bigger
even so you might have to CAREFULLY unknit each stitch

Expensive experiment

good Luck

03-18-2006, 09:33 AM
And dont grip tightly.
I tension my yarn by using the middle knuckle on my first finger (just the bump) Even though I dont wrap at all I have still stripped the chenille by tensioning too tightly.