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Old 03-22-2014, 12:05 PM   #1
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Red Heart Supersaver yarn won't come out
So recently I've bought some red heart supersaver yarn. I'm planning on making a plush, but for EVERY COLOR YARN, the yarn won't come out of the end after pulling like less than 2 feet! Its annoying me so much! Can anyone help?
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're trying to use the center-pull feature of these mass-produced skeins.
Often there is a jumble of yarn inside, in which case you need to reach into the center, pull out a wad of yarn, untwist things and resume knitting.
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, the skeins of yarn like that often have what I call yarn barf in the center. Reach in and pull that out. After that it should be fine.

Alternatively you can use the yarn from he outside of the skein, I prefer center pull skeins so I often rewind them myself. The bottom of this page has info for making a center pull ball.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

I make mine into a yarn cake instead of a ball.
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I learned a trick here that helps with skeins of yarn. Reach into the center from both ends with thumbs and index fingers to locate the end. You may not find the end but this seems to cut down on the amount of yarn that pulls out from the center.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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Yeah, most mass produced yarns won't be of the same quality as a higher quality, more locally produced yarn.

Just pull out the wad of tangled yarn from the middle and untangle it. After that, you should be good to go.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:37 PM   #6
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When I use one of the skeins of RH or similarly priced yarn I usually stand it up in a small wastebasket or coffee can or whatever and work from the outside. I don't have to deal with yarn barf and I don't have the skein collapsing and making a tangled mess to deal with. When it gets down small enough I will wind it from the middle, somehow it's not as messy to do so at that point. Do whatever works best for you. I got sick and tired of that yarn barf and the tangled collapse mess sometime after the first half is used up.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #7
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I don't know why, but recently RH started tucking the outside winding thread into the end also. When you go to pull out the center pull, it gets caught inside on that outside yarn. I pull that outside yarn end out and wrap it around the skein, then pull from the center. The center pulls out a little hard at first, but then it straightens out. It's the same thing with Supersaver and RH With Love.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #8
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If you look on the label it "should" show you how to pull out the outside end of yarn from one end of the skein and then pull out the yarn from the OTHER end and use that end to knit/crochet with.

I used to have that same problem, until I noticed those directions on the label. (one of those V8 moments)

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Being on very limited budget, I use Redheart a lot. The ones I've bought lately have been a lot easier (ie no yarn barf) than the older ones in my "stash". Maybe it's more a matter of age of the yarn. Just a thought.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:08 PM   #10
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I never worry about yarn barf.
I throw my ball into a bowl and set it on the floor beside my knitting chair. The ball just rolls around in the bowl and comes of as neat as you please.
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