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dayna_bug
08-29-2006, 12:42 PM
First,

I have to pat myself one the back for finally finishing my cable-knit scarf project.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/daynabug/DSC00006.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/daynabug/DSC00005.jpg

I recently started a hooded baby blanket pattern http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/cpl-bafg.html?noImages= in lionbrand's "ocean" after my bro-in-law and his g/f knew the baby's sex (a boy!) using two pieces of yarn simultaneously. The skeins keeping winding around one another. Any tips? I have to keep stopping midrow to detangle . . .

Thanks . . .

Dayna :)

brownishcoat
08-29-2006, 01:11 PM
Keeping them in separate ziplock bags might help. Are they center-pull balls? :??

dayna_bug
08-29-2006, 01:25 PM
Keeping them in separate ziplock bags might help. Are they center-pull balls? :??

No, I usually hand-wind my yarn into balls; I had a bad experience when I first started with a knot in the middle of what was supposedly a center pull ball.

brownishcoat
08-29-2006, 01:43 PM
The bags will help more if they unroll from the outside. Plus, it helps keep the yarn clean! :thumbsup:

If you ever have the opportunity to get a yarn winder, I highly recommend it. I got mine from joann.com when they had a 50% off coupon.

SandraEllen
08-29-2006, 01:46 PM
Even if you hand wind your balls, you can still turn them into center pull balls. that should keep them from tangling.

There's a video for how to make one here (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php).

rebecca
08-29-2006, 02:13 PM
Love your scarf!
I ditto the ziploc bag idea...I always keep my yarn in zips when knitting!

Holly
08-30-2006, 12:47 PM
I had the same yarn twisting prob when I was trying my first 2 color sock. The best sol'n I found was to keep one ball on each side of me. I still had to stop and untwist occassionally, but that helped a lot.