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mrs.hre 09-12-2008 11:27 PM

chenille yarn
has anyone used chenille yarn ?

suzeeq 09-13-2008 01:15 AM

Yeah, it's beyond tricky.

brittyknits 09-13-2008 09:18 AM

I don't particularly care for working with it. It's tends to shed a bit as you work with it, and if you have to frog back, it doesn't hold up well. Also, it tends to shift a bit as you work with it-- meaning, slant a little. I don't know how to describe it any better, but after several rows, you notice it.

Jan in CA 09-13-2008 01:13 PM

I don't care for it either. I find it harder to work with and it doesn't show your stitches very well so if you use it use a simple pattern.

Shandeh 09-15-2008 03:07 AM

It can be difficult to work with, and sometimes the stitches will work loose in the middle, making a big LOOP in the middle of your knitting. (it's called "worming")

Most chenille yarns work better with crochet.

bree 09-15-2008 03:42 AM

One of my best friends gave me a few skeins of Patons Bohemian for my birthday. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I didn't really like it. But I did give it a chance and made the Loopy Scarf by Patons

It shed like crazy when I worked with it, but when I was done, I actually liked how soft and warm it felt around my neck.

Sunshine's Mom 09-15-2008 09:49 AM

I've used it before. I love how soft it is, but it doesn't hold up well, especially if you have to frog. Also, I think it squeaks on the needles and it drives me batty.

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