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jomac30 08-06-2009 06:57 PM

Caron Simply Soft
This yarn is so nice and soft. I have a question for everyone who uses this yarn. Does it split when you are using it? The plies come untwisted from each other and I have to keep re-twisting it as I'm working otherwise I get little knots of yarn. I've used several skeins and this happens. Is it just me?

traceleighj 08-06-2009 07:06 PM

I use this a lot for Charity blankets. It does split a bit for me, but I have never had a problem with it. Good luck!

stitchabit 08-06-2009 07:20 PM

I am using it right now for the first time for a lapghan I am making for charity. It actually has knitted up better than the more exspensive washable wool ease that I have been knitting with also.

suzeeq 08-06-2009 08:00 PM

That's normal for it. To minimize the untwisting, make sure you're not always turning your work the same direction when you come to the end of a row. That can make it worse. It is splitty, but doesn't bother me; I found if you knit on a little larger needle, it seems to split less.

Jan in CA 08-06-2009 08:21 PM

It's not uncommon for softer yarns to do that. I like it so I deal with it.

Dari 08-07-2009 01:19 AM

I've made several scarves with it on US10 needles, and it has never really split for me. I quite like it, actually... it knits up nicely, and it comes in such pretty colors.

suzeeq 08-07-2009 08:09 AM

I use larger needles to knit with too, and I think that's one of the reasons it doesn't split so much. If you use size 7 or 8, seems like it would split more readily as the sts are smaller and closer together.

Fiestaknitter 08-07-2009 11:27 AM

I tried to use it for a sweater once and it split terribly. Like others I think if you use it with larger needles it works better. It's a shame because I love how soft it is.

jomac30 08-07-2009 11:28 AM

Don't get me wrong. I do like this yarn. I just wondered why it untwisted. I use size 8 needles but the pattern calls for 7. My knitting is tight so I go up a size.

Jan in CA 08-07-2009 11:32 AM

I just kind of retwist the yarn sometimes before a the next several stitches. I don't have too much trouble with it though. I use pointy needles though so maybe that helps. :shrug:

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