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bmay33
09-04-2009, 12:00 PM
Anyone else have problems with using this yarn? I've been handling other wool yarns perfectly fine, but whenever I try to knit with this one, it makes my fingers burn??

I wonder if its the little hairs sticking off of it?
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Jan in CA
09-04-2009, 12:15 PM
I don't use it much, but I haven't had any trouble. Wools and rough wool yarns are tough on my hand in general though.

suzeeq
09-04-2009, 03:44 PM
I don't have a problem with it either, but everyone has a different level of sensitivity to various fibers.

outdoordrea
09-04-2009, 05:00 PM
I've used Wool-Ease in a number of projects and don't have any bad reaction to it, though it does tend to pill.

Becky Morgan
09-04-2009, 10:43 PM
Oh, good, it isn't just me. Wool-Ease just doesn't behave for me. It tends to break a lot while I'm handling it, and I knit really loose. It doesn't bother my hands, and when it's in one piece it looks nice, but I don't go out of my way to buy it.

Debkcs
09-05-2009, 04:56 AM
My massage therapist thought I had ring worm on my hands! I was using Wool Ease for a project, and it causes blister like things.

My husband looks at me and says, "Your so special." I can only use the expensive wools, nothing on the cheap to work with, and can't wear wool myself.

bmay33
09-05-2009, 10:17 AM
My massage therapist thought I had ring worm on my hands! I was using Wool Ease for a project, and it causes blister like things.

My husband looks at me and says, "Your so special." I can only use the expensive wools, nothing on the cheap to work with, and can't wear wool myself.

Hhaha.. I wonder if hubby would let me get away with that as an excuse to buy more yarn? :roflhard:

missybing
09-07-2009, 12:29 PM
I knitted a sweater with the raspberry wool-ease & never had a problem. Do you think you could be allergic?

bmay33
09-07-2009, 12:46 PM
I knitted a sweater with the raspberry wool-ease & never had a problem. Do you think you could be allergic?

I'm not sure.. its weird, because I can use other types of wool and I've not had any issues.. its *just* this wool. If it was a wool allergy, it would be happening whenever I use any other yarn that contains the same wool, right?

suzeeq
09-07-2009, 05:02 PM
Could be something in certain color dyes you're allergic to, not the wool itself.

Mirl56
09-08-2009, 06:49 AM
Too lazy to check it out, but isn't it mostly acrylic?

porsandy
09-08-2009, 08:51 AM
Wow, BMay33: I had a reaction to Wool-Ease also. It was a recurring rash that wouldn't go away and my dr. said it was eczema. I stopped working on the project and the rash went away. I toyed with the idea it might be the yarn and your post confirms it may have been. Who knew?

suzeeq
09-08-2009, 09:50 AM
Yes, it's about 80% acrylic/20% wool. Some people can't knit with any amount of wool at all, but as I mentioned, it could be the dye because she can use other colors.

psychnp
09-08-2009, 10:17 AM
I, too, am sensitive to wools. I have found the safest for me to work with is the Cascade 220. It has become my favorite yarn!:aww:

Jan in CA
09-10-2009, 01:03 PM
I, too, am sensitive to wools. I have found the safest for me to work with is the Cascade 220. It has become my favorite yarn!:aww:

:noway: Really? Can you wear it? It's way too itchy for me. I can knit with any wool though, just can't wear it. The toughest thing on my hands to knit is RHSS.

Simply_Renee
09-19-2009, 09:29 PM
I have used it and had no problems- but I only used the natural color (which is probably dyed anyway) - not sure if it might be the dye. Wool doesn't bother me though.