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Old 10-05-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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Curvy yarn....what the heck!
I am knitting a sweater. One sleeve was to long so I froged almost the whole thing. The yarn is curvy from being knit before. Now when I look at what I have knit the sts. look uneven when compared to the other knitted pieces of the sweater. Is this a common trait of used yarn or is it just my knitting? the yarn is Plymouth Yarn - galway- 100% wool.

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Old 10-05-2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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Yep ... yarn that has been knit and then frogged will be kinky.

Depending on how bad it is and the type of yarn, I find it doesn't usually matter - I just wash the finished project and that typically evens out the stitches for the most part. If it's really bad, I've heard that you can "un-kink" the yarn before re-knitting it - you would have to essentially "wash" the yarn I think. I've never done this, but I'm sure some others have ... if this is something you want to try I'm sure some other posters can give you more details/tips on how to go about it.
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Some may be worse than others, but all yarns do that to some extent. Usually I just knit with it again, but if it bothers you use another skein and just wind the kinky one into a loose ball to rest.
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If you wind the yarn into a loose ball that takes out the kinks, but you don't have to and it'll even out when you wash the item when you're done.
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Thanks to all for the great ideas. I am using a new skein of yarn. I will deal with the curvy yarn later. Just want to finish this sweater!




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I have heard of wrapping the loopy yarn around the back of a chair. Tie the circle of yarn in 4 places to make a manageable hank. Soak the hank of yarn in warm water until completely soaked. Hang the wet hank over the shower head in the bath tub. The weight of the wet yarn will help straighten the kinks or hanging a partially filled spray bottle at the bottom of the loop will help pull the yarn straight.
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