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Old 08-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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Hi Cindy!

You can try knitting with it just as it is, and see how it goes. If you don't like the look of your fabric, you can unravel your knitting, and wet the yarn and hang it like I described.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #12
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I was thinking try it as it is too. I've knitted and crocheted with acrylic yarn I've raveled and the curly character of it wasn't a problem. Of course, as always, YMMV.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #13
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Thanks Shandeh and GG!!!

I wasn't sure if acrylic yarn would actually STAY straightened if I attempted it.

I will let you know what happens!!
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Acrylic will stay straightened. I've done it before.
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THANKS Shandeh!

Now that I've read thru your straightening instructions, I've got a couple of questions: After you wet the yarn and towel it dry, what have you used for a weight to pull it down??? A flashlight?? A 2 pound weight?? Not sure what "too heavy" would be.

Do you have any pictures of what this would look like? What do you hang the yarn bundle on?

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I hang the hank of yarn on a plastic hanger, and add just enough weight to make it straight. Depends on the yarn, and how thick the hank is. One time, I put a small hammer as a weight. Another time, I used a bottle of glass cleaner. You'll be able to tell.
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Here's a photo of some yarn I got wet, and hung to dry a few years ago.


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Another option is to put it on a niddy-noddy to dry. This holds it out well. I made my niddy noddy with cheap PVC tubes.

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Thanks for the photos!!!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet but now I have an idea of how to get the whole thing set up!!!!!

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Shandeh,

I want to make a few of those niddy noddies for myself. Can you please tell me what to buy at Home Depot??? Like how long the pipes are and the diameter and other things????

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