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Old 12-04-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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Caron Simply Soft
Am I the only one that gets frustrated with this yarn?? The only one that can't stand it?? ARGH! The first time I used it, the ply seemed to like separating a lot, but I just thought that since it was because it was my very first project. However, I bought a skein today to do a neckwarmer and have been frustrated out of my mind. Once again, issues with the plys separating and getting all tangle as I go.

I just ranted to rant and see if others have had problems, because I'm considering NOT buying this ever again.

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Old 12-04-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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I am sorry that you have had a bad experience. I tend to love the $#@ out of Caron simply soft. It does split, but most yarns do sometimes, but generally if I use a big enough needle (us 10+) im ok. Maybe try to email the manufacturer and you may get a replacement skein?
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Originally Posted by Mulderknitter View Post
I am sorry that you have had a bad experience. I tend to love the $#@ out of Caron simply soft. It does split, but most yarns do sometimes, but generally if I use a big enough needle (us 10+) im ok. Maybe try to email the manufacturer and you may get a replacement skein?
Lol, maybe I'm just bad at knitting still. Ha ha...
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:14 PM   #4
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I did a feather/fan lace scarf with the Caron Simply soft and really enjoyed working with it. I'm still a beginner, so maybe I'm used to splitting yarns, but I don't remember it giving me any real hassle. Hope it gets better for you!
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It's one of my favorite less expensive yarns.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by julier803 View Post
I did a feather/fan lace scarf with the Caron Simply soft and really enjoyed working with it. I'm still a beginner, so maybe I'm used to splitting yarns, but I don't remember it giving me any real hassle. Hope it gets better for you!
Yeah, I'm still kind of a beginner, only been doing this for a few months. But have already branched out to some more expensive brands. I really love the way the Simply Soft feels, so maybe I'll just keep trucking on it.

It seems I'm the only one who's had some frustration so I won't give up on it just yet, I guess, but seriously -- if anyone, even ONE person has a complaint, I'll feel a lot better. Lol. . .
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:24 PM   #7
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Maybe its the way you are holding the yarn, or if you turn your work the opposite way of the plies at the end of each row. I am not sure if that made sense. I have not had trouble with Simply soft, but I find some plied yarns do tend to unravel on me for above said reasons. Good Luck.
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It must be the way I'm holding the yarn. . .I'll keep an eye out on my technique.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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It is definitely my favorite bargain yarn. The only issue I've had is that not all colors are equally soft. I have a skein of black that is not as soft as usual, and some of the navy blue I've used were very soft and some were much less soft.
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Originally Posted by BlueEyezz View Post
...but seriously -- if anyone, even ONE person has a complaint, I'll feel a lot better. Lol. . .

OK, here's your "one person". Yep, you're right...it splits like crazy on me too. And it frequently causes me to slow down my knitting to try and prevent the splitting. As a matter of fact, I'm making a cap for my brother with it right now (just put it down to make this post) and I feel like it has taken me FOREVER just to finish the ribbing because I keep having to tink at least 10 stitches every row due to splitting when I go too fast.

Now, having said that, I still really like it! It 1) is sooooo soft, 2) as Mason said, is "less expensive", 3) has a pretty good color selection and 4) can be purchased conveniently at the big box stores and online.

So, just , , and keep trying. I've made some beautiful scarves and baby blankets with this stuff. It really is worth it!
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