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Old 12-07-2007, 11:27 PM   #31
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I too have noticed it, but probably wouldn't have noticed it near as much except:
I bought some Homespun about a yr.ago and was taken by it. So frustrated, I decided to get over that, and my fingers learned how to knit with it
double strand, a huge afghan.

So now the Caron SS doesn't bug me near as much, my fingers kind of know how to handle it.
Boy ohhhhhhhhhhhh that SS is SO soft and loverly

PS if you wet two fingers together a lil, then stroke the yarn you will be knitting just before it hits the needle, that does help

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:19 AM   #32
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I've just started seeing the SS Heathers in the store (walmart) and the colors are really pretty. I just have to figure out what to make....
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:28 AM   #33
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I prefer to crochet with SS rather than knit with it.
Of course, since I started knitting, I hardly ever want to crochet!

(but more slowly than the cartoon knitter!)
OTN: Too much stuff that isn't getting finished before something else is started......

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Old 12-08-2007, 07:06 AM   #34
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I have a literal TON of CSS in Autumn Red. It just so happens that that's my 6 year old nephew's (current) favorite color. It's what I've been teaching him to knit with. CSS and sometimes he uses aluminum needles, sometimes bamboo and sometimes resin. So far he hasn't had any problem with it. *shrug*

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Old 12-08-2007, 01:15 PM   #35
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Okay, I don't know the right way to say this, so if you get confused, I apologize.
I've found that if I pull yarn from the center of the skein, the twist is wrong, and when I'm casting on and wrapping yarn it goes the wrong way, untwisting the yarn, which makes the plies separate and leads to more splitting.
So using the wrong end of yarn leads to split yarn for me, so I just have to remember not to do that.

Maybe this helps?

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:22 PM   #36
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I both knit and crochet with it, and it does tend to split. However, for the price and wide availability it's a bargain--it's really soft and great to work with since I'm allergic to wool. The people for whom I've made hats love the feel of it. But bottom line, if you can't deal with it, find other yarn--there's so much out there. I tried and tried to work with LB Homespun and can't do it, it's not for me. Others love it. Who knows why? Vive la difference.
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:11 PM   #37
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I recently made two baby sweaters with it and I love it. It's so soft and comes in such pretty colors. I haven't noticed too much splitting, but

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