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Old 11-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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How do you keep yarn from twisting?
When knitting with 2 different yarns, how do you keep the two yarns from twisting together (not in the work, on the floor or wherever the skeins lay)? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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You can try to put each one in it's own baggie and leave the top open just enough to let the yarn through.

Also, when you turn your work, don't always do it in the same direction. This is something I tend to do, but if I turn it clockwise to work the next row and then counterclockwise on the next turn-around, the yarns don't get as twisted.
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You can try to put each one in it's own baggie and leave the top open just enough to let the yarn through.

Also, when you turn your work, don't always do it in the same direction. This is something I tend to do, but if I turn it clockwise to work the next row and then counterclockwise on the next turn-around, the yarns don't get as twisted.
Two great ideas! I didn't know that about the way you turn your work. I'll have to remember this.
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Remember that if they twist around each other this doesn't actually affect your work.
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Yeah, it's okay if they twist on the needle while knitting; you can't tell when you're done.
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I have things called "Yarn Barns" that I use when I am knitting. They hold a 50g ball of yarn perfectly. There is a hole in the top. You string the yarn through the hole in the top and then the yarn goes nowhere while you are knitting. It also keeps out the dust bunnies or cat hair. The Yarn Barn fits perfectly into the bottom of a tote bag. It can be purchased at Mary Maxim. They are not that expensive. www.marymaxim.com
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The yarnbarns are nice, but I made mine out of an old plastic coffee container. I just washed it out and then the top I put a large gromet on the lid. Popped the yarn inside and passed the yarn through the hole and there ya go a yarnbarn. Of course I decided I didn't like it because I couldn't take the yarn out once ya start the project. I still have them just in case I want to use it again. I am very frugal at times so if ya don't want to spend the money on the yarnbarn try the gromet and any can you like.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
You can try to put each one in it's own baggie and leave the top open just enough to let the yarn through.

Also, when you turn your work, don't always do it in the same direction. This is something I tend to do, but if I turn it clockwise to work the next row and then counterclockwise on the next turn-around, the yarns don't get as twisted.
these two ideas are great I'd love to try it
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