Wait a minute, fellow knitters. It is not chenille that has caused this problem unless the combination of rayon/cotton/linen blend is what chenille is made of. I appreciate your kind words of sympathy. The store owner where I purchased this yarn is insisting that it is my technique that is causing the worming. Why, then, has this never showed up before in the seven scarves that I have previously knitted? She has no answer but continues to insist it is something I'm doing wrong. OH Woe! I am $52.00 down the drain on this project!!