View Poll Results: What is your favorite type of needle to use with Chenille?
Plastic 3 21.43%
Wood 4 28.57%
Aluminum 4 28.57%
Other 3 21.43%
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Old 12-11-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
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Chenille
Ok. my first post....hehe
well I am knitting :XX: a Chenille scarf for muh best friend and half of it is going to be green and the other is going to be purple. and then I am going to have a some tassles that are a blue-green at the ends!!
and so..... I was wondering :thinking: what needles you gies used to knit it.
like wood, aluminum, or plastic. and what size!

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Old 12-11-2005, 07:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! I've only knit with chenille once, for a Christmas hat, and it was bulky. I think I used a 10 1/2 needle--metal. I used metal because I only use metal circs or straights.

The size of the needle depends on the size of the yarn. If I was going to knit with the bulky chenille that I used for a scarf, I would have gone up a size or two to make it a looser fabric.
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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I just finished a Lion Chenille Thick & Quick Santa Hat at the behest of my mother. She made the scarf and I made the hat for my nephew that turns one on Christmas Day!
It called for 11's and I started it out on my bamboo, but moved to my Crystal Palace Daisy needles. I believe they may be a PVC type. If I had metal 11's on hand I would have used those but the plastic did the trick. I love love love my bamboos, but they just weren't doin' it for me on this project. I think the little hairs of the chenille make it harder to get your needle into but the plastic was more slick to make up for that.
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Old 12-11-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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Welcome!

I used metal (aluminum, maybe? whatever straights boye makes) when I knit with chenille last and likely will again because the yarn just slips right off, but in a good way!
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:09 PM   #5
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Thank you gies so much for your welcomes!!
I like it here because everyone is so nice and friendly!!
I finished my project and it had one half purple chenille and one half green chenills and then I had fringe on the end that was like a blue-green and I thought it was very nice for a first REAL knitted gift!! I have been knitting for awhile but haven't given any gifts until know!! Now, I have given 2!! My best friend got the scarf and liked it and then another friend got a little change purse!! and...I learned that even though the project is small...does NOT mean it is easy!! so... I now start a NEW scarf for my mothers friend and a baby hat!! :D
And... I will try not to be to shy as a newbie!!
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By all means, don't be shy! Jump on in with both feet!
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:17 PM   #7
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Thank you gies so much for your welcomes!!
I like it here because everyone is so nice and friendly!!
I finished my project and it had one half purple chenille and one half green chenills and then I had fringe on the end that was like a blue-green and I thought it was very nice for a first REAL knitted gift!! I have been knitting for awhile but haven't given any gifts until know!! Now, I have given 2!! My best friend got the scarf and liked it and then another friend got a little change purse!! and...I learned that even though the project is small...does NOT mean it is easy!! so... I now start a NEW scarf for my mothers friend and a baby hat!! :D
And... I will try not to be to shy as a newbie!!
Thanks!!
Wow, you've been busy!

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Old 12-16-2005, 03:00 AM   #8
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I originally was using bamboo, but now I just made another flower facecloth (my 6th) using addis.
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I don't like Chenille :rollseyes:
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:04 PM   #10
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Wow, you've been busy!

And we like photos of finished work, so please share![/quote]

I will try but I gave away my presents so I will have to do other things!!
brb!!
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