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mrs.hre 03-14-2007 09:15 PM

chenille yarn
 
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

CarmenIbanez 03-15-2007 01:30 PM

I don't see why it wouldn't work. It sounds like a good idea.

horve1 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.

Knitabit 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!

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aineepooh1 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~!

marykz 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.


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