View Single Post
Old 01-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 36,958
Thanks: 1,632
Thanked 8,641 Times in 7,043 Posts
First I suggest you go to Ravelry and look up the yarn. There are other chromas so make sure you select the right one. There are 72 comments under the fingering weight. I didn't read all of them.

So... It is loosely spun single and not plied. This tends to give wool a halo which makes it fuzzier which explains the fluffiness you saw. I don't know for sure, but I think it also makes it easier for the yarn to break. I've seen my friends who knit and spin break the yarn on purpose rather than cutting it. Make sure you aren't strangling the yarn as you knit and maybe it won't happen as much.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote