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Elorahd 10-23-2013 05:45 PM

Best stitch for chenille?
I have a bunch of chenille I inherited from someone and would like to maybe make a blanket but I've never worked with it before. I'm hoping I can learn from your mistakes. :) Is there a stitch or stitches that work better for chenille than others? Thx!

GrumpyGramma 10-23-2013 07:32 PM

I've never worked with chenille yarn but based on what I've read, I'd probably stick with garter stitch and use largish needles. GS will lie flat and is perfect for a simple blanket.

Jan in CA 10-23-2013 07:41 PM

Since the stitches don't show much with fuzzy yarn I'd personally stick to garter. However you can do a swatch and see what looks best to you.

knitluck 10-27-2013 11:37 PM

It depends, is it cotton chenille or is it a man-made fiber? The cotton chenille will work very well in garter stitch, but sometimes the chenille with acrylics and other things are rather slippery and you can have worming with garter stitch.

If it's cotton chenille, I love making washcloths, but a blanket in garter stitch would be lovely too.

Elorahd 10-29-2013 11:01 PM

I'm not sure what kind it is. I did some swatches and went with a zigzag stockinette stitch. I am having problems with the worming, though. Any way to fix that?

GrumpyGramma 10-29-2013 11:11 PM

I didn't know what worming is and had to look it up. This article might have some useful tips.

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