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Old 03-16-2006, 04:07 AM   #1
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Working with chenille
I picked up some baby chenille 1/2 off to do some baby socks with. They don't stretch like they do when I've just used acrylic yarn. Is that typical? Would it work better with a bootie type pattern then socks?
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:29 AM   #2
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Precisely. You've learned, like the rest of us, that chenille will not stretch at all. If you want to make a baby item, I would make a blanket or jacket or something like that.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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Or, use the chenille as a deco yarn... like a fur edging or something, but do it as a stitch over, and not as the knit its self because it will not give, and will frey if rubbed too much!
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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That sucks! It's so soft and luxurious.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:38 PM   #5
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Yikes. Good thing I read this. I was just about ready to order some.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to keep it in mind for an accessory.
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Originally Posted by DannahK
because it will not give, and will frey if rubbed too much!
and it absolutely shreds if you try to Unknit it
I saved one skein by frogging it
but that was knit loosely, with needles more than a whole size bigger
even so you might have to CAREFULLY unknit each stitch

Expensive experiment

good Luck
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
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And dont grip tightly.
I tension my yarn by using the middle knuckle on my first finger (just the bump) Even though I dont wrap at all I have still stripped the chenille by tensioning too tightly.
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