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Old 12-04-2007, 10:51 PM   #11
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:33 PM   #12
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It splits a bit for me, but I like it anyway. I think using larger size needles and pointy ones help. It's like that because it's loosely spun, but that's what makes it soft too. So there's a trade off between splitty and soft that you have to come to terms with.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:16 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by yarnrainbow View Post
OK, here's your "one person". Yep, you're right...it splits like crazy on me too. And it frequently causes me to slow down my knitting to try and prevent the splitting. As a matter of fact, I'm making a cap for my brother with it right now (just put it down to make this post) and I feel like it has taken me FOREVER just to finish the ribbing because I keep having to tink at least 10 stitches every row due to splitting when I go too fast.
Yay someone else who has to slow down and gets a little frustrated. I feel better. I think I probably over-reacted originally as the project I am working on right now was just giving me a headache.

It is so soft and is nearly as soft as the alpaca stuff I just made a scarf out of. You give me hope that if I keep on going with it, I'll be happy I did.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:25 AM   #14
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I won't knit with it. I find that it splits way too much for my sanity. I prefer to not fling my knitting across the room, as my children have not yet learned to duck properly. I will however, crochet with it. I find it makes very nice baby booties....but knit...no way.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:27 AM   #15
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That's odd, I'd think it would split more with a crochet hook than knitting needle....
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:03 AM   #16
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It doesn't split at all for me. Weird. If I have to use acrylic (of which I'm typically not a fan to begin with - feels like knitting with greasy plastic), I'd rather use SS. My one complaint is that it pills like mad. Seriously.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:04 AM   #17
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I have used Simply Soft too.My friend from Kansas sent over a few skeins for me to knit some little slippers. I must admit I really liked it and would use it again definately x
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:34 AM   #18
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Perhaps the splitty-ness (just made up a word ) has to do with the needles being used? I use Options which have very sharp points and haven't had that problem.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:37 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by bip View Post
The only issue I've had is that not all colors are equally soft. I have a skein of black that is not as soft as usual, and some of the navy blue I've used were very soft and some were much less soft.
I've noticed this too. I bought black and it is not as as soft. I just thought it was me. But anyway I like Simply Soft. I've never had a big problem with splittiness.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:03 AM   #20
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I find that if I have to frog or unknit that it becomes more splitty. I'm working on a hat right now and having that issue. First time through isn't so bad, but any manipulation of the yarn and it splits. It does it more also when you have to sk2p and that slipped stitch will split a bit when you pass it over the k2. It seems to stretch back to the ply with a bit of manipulation though
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