View Full Version : chenille yarn

03-14-2007, 09:15 PM
has anyone knitted a pillow with the chenille yarn. i have a pattern for a pillow but calls for velour and no one carries that, so i thought i would try chenille. any suggestions thanks maggie

03-15-2007, 01:30 PM
I don't see why it wouldn't work. It sounds like a good idea.

03-15-2007, 02:40 PM
I love the look and feel of chenille, but you have to watch out for "worming" - loops sneaking out between your stitches because of the way chenille is made. Hopefully someone can explain this better, or this link will give you an idea: http://www.straw.com/cpy/wisdom/tips_cotchen.html

It depends on the fiber content, etc, as to how bad the problem is, too.

03-15-2007, 04:58 PM
The chenille I've seen cannot be machine washed, so watch out for that if you're not fond of hand washing!



03-15-2007, 05:03 PM
IMO.. Ihave knitted with Lion brand chenille thicknquick when I first started knitting and chenille (to me) doesn't " give", is harder to work with and made my hands ache..

Hopefully your experience will be better

but it is NOT machine washable~!

03-15-2007, 06:51 PM
you also may want to use a liner when you actually put it on the pillow. depending on how tight the stitches are, holes might show thru. I was going to try to slip a knitted pillow cover over a casing made of a similar or the same color fabric.