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Old 06-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by sailorgirl View Post
Hello all. I'm happy to have found this forum and I'm hoping you can help me. I hope I picked the right category, and I apologize if I haven't.

I don't knit, so I don't really know yarn. We use yarn when sailing to tie spinnakers (the big colorful sails) together to make them easier to set. The key, however, is that the yarn must break easily.

Here's what we're looking for in yarn:
- Must break easily
- It is helpful if it is thicker than fingering (just from a dexterity standpoint).
- Comes in small (long) skeins, not large skeins, balls or twisted.
- the less expensive, the better.

Color and composition really don't matter.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what yarn would be best for this application? And an online source would be great if possible (I've had no luck finding anything that will work at places like Michael's).

Thank you so much! I appreciate the help with this non-knitting issue.

the only thing you post I am not sure what you mean when you say it should be thicker then fingering? Do you mean it should be as thick as a finger?

If it should, I have never seen any that thick at any of the craft stores, usually yarn (that we knit with is very very thing made of just a few strands (the yarn I am working with is made out of 4 stands) You might want to try a hardware store that sells the thicker stuff..... Someone may have an idea on here? ......

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