View Full Version : Scratchy

11-09-2007, 07:38 PM
So, I just finished making a scarf out of Misti Alpaca...and it's scratchy/itchy! Has anyone else had this problem?

11-09-2007, 08:18 PM
little tiny fibers... that's what causes it usually. Did you have any troubles when you knit it? If your hands itched a lot while knitting it, you might be alergic to the fiber too.

11-09-2007, 09:35 PM
I don't think I had a problem with my hands while knitting it...maybe my neck is just more sensitive.

11-09-2007, 09:50 PM
I forget the brand of alpaca - but I too made a scarf out of an alpaca/silk blend that felt beautiful to my hands while knitting and is quite unbearable around my neck. It's a shame too b/c it is a beautiful pattern.

11-12-2007, 02:04 PM
Really? I haven't knitted with Misti Alpaca before but I read from somewhere that it's the 'softest' alpaca yarn out there...uhmmm..so it's not true?

I am knitting with Berroco Ultra Alpaca and it feels nice on my neck!

Jan in CA
11-12-2007, 02:23 PM
Some people are more sensitive than others.. I can't wear most wool or wool type yarns..just too itchy even when others say it's so soft! :doh:

11-13-2007, 12:09 AM
The Misti Alpaca actually is REALLY soft. Once I got it I couldn't put it down...it's just bothersome around my neck. I put on a wool sweater today and it itched too...