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Old 03-07-2006, 05:06 PM   #11
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I bought some yarn from joanns once that felt sooooooooooooooo greasy. It was something like 80% wool and 20% acrylic, but for some reason it left my hands disgustingly greasy after knitting. I ended up washing the hat I made from it first in cold water and then in warm. BAD idea. It started felting. It was horrific, but not nearly as bad as your experience with that yarn.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:30 PM   #12
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Well I have concluded that felting is the only thing that will save this yarn from becoming packing string.

I posted for ideas in the pattern thread.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:07 PM   #13
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Can I ask what type of yarn/brand of yarn you got? It would save others from going through the same hassle! Felting would be a good idea!
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:30 PM   #14
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Its a 2/6 donegal tweed from a closed mill. I bought it at webs.
But I have to post a disclaimer - I am not bad mouthing webs. This is my first order from them -and I am dissapointed. But I dont think webs has anything to do with it.

In any case beware buying close out yarn. I have since discovered that this yarn is also brittle. It breaks quite easily. In fact I can break it without effort just using my hands.
Felted it would probably be strong enough. But I am disgusted and have given up on this yarn entirely!!!

Actually I am pretty heart broken. I dont have much money to spend on yarn - thats why I wanted a good bargin. But now I can not buy more for a while. Its like saving money for a vaccation and your flight is canceled and the airline wont refund your ticket.

If anyone would like to have this yarn just to see what you can do with it I will send it all to you for free. Just pay shipping.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:41 PM   #15
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Most thin wools are easy to break--the nature of the yarn rather than the quality of it. I have 2 ply jumper weight yarn--basically a fingering weight--that breaks with a pull.

I don't want yours, but I don't want you to think it was defective beyond the greasiness of it.

I still think the Orvis product that someone recommended might be worth a try.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:55 PM   #16
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I think I just reached the point where nothing to do with this wool is the best for now. If I still have it in a few months Ill try the orvis.
But really this stuff is brittle. I think its just old.
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