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Abby123
03-18-2010, 11:19 AM
Has anyone ever bought mills ends?

I came across some auctions on ebay. The pictures show skeins. What exactly are mill ends, anyway?

suzeeq
03-18-2010, 05:29 PM
Leftovers from the factory that aren't enough to make full skeins with usually. But that doesn't mean there's only a few yards, usually there could be a hundred yards or more per bundle

Abby123
03-18-2010, 05:46 PM
Thanks Sue. The word "ends" threw me.

suzeeq
03-18-2010, 05:51 PM
They're the 'ends' of the huge chunk of yarn that's spun up.

igklico
03-18-2010, 09:24 PM
I was completely unaware of these, I will have to keep my eye out from now on.

suzeeq
03-18-2010, 11:11 PM
I've heard that AC Moore stores sometimes have Caron and RH mill ends, so if you're near one, you might check there.

sylvia
03-20-2010, 09:58 AM
perfectly decent yarn
it is just the end of the run
i use this yarn to make afghans or scarfs for charity
i practise on yarn like this
sylvia

AngelaR
03-20-2010, 11:22 AM
I'm really sorry I didn't see this post earlier. I, too, buy mill ends or remnants to make afghans for the VA here. It's really a great way to have a lot of yarn for quick projects for charity.