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Old 02-04-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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What to do with eyelash yarn
I have 10 skeins of red eyelash yarn, I find it a little annoying to knit with as its so thin and takes forever to show any progress.
I want to try to use all ten skeins in the same project, or at least in the same set of projects.

Can I mix it with a thicker yarn to bulk it out, whilst still retaining the eyelash-ness of it? Or can anyone think of any other way of using it?
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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I knit eyelash yarn into all sorts of projects but ALWAYS with another yarn or two. I LOVE using eyelash in scarves. I use size 35 needles and knit eyelash, mohair, and another perhaps acrylic yarn. The different yarns compliment each other.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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I've used Lion Brand Fun Fur with Lion Brand Homespun with good results. I don't like either of those yarns alone, but together they made a nice scarf. The Homespun gave it some thickness and weight, while the Fun Fur made it, well, furry and fun!

I'd suggest to knit a few swatches to see if you like the results and to play with different needle sizes. For me, the larger needles seemed to work better for two yarns together. Also, I've found it difficult to undo mistakes with the eyelash yarn by itself, but it seems even harder to undo when paired with another yarn - IMHO.

I'm sorry that I can't think of a project that would use 10 skeins of eyelash yarn. I think I used two for a 60" scarf.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:55 PM   #4
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Try these patterns:
Splash - Fizz Scarf
Lion Brand Patterns - Scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of this page until you find the box that says patterns for this yarn. There is a whole list of patterns of fun fur which is an eyelash. Good luck!
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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This weekend I just made up a bathroom bath mat/rug out of 2 strands of Lion Fun Fur and 2 strands of Lion Fancy Fur using size 17 needles.

It worked up fast (and I'm a beginner). Result was a thick plush rug...very cute too in the bathroom.

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I have some in a silvery gray and a silvery peridot...
What would go well with the gray? Maybe a pink? Or is that too much? Please, no black-I can't see it!

Thanks for any input!

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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I hate eyelash yarn too. I posted this same thing around Cristmas time. I ended up working mine into the cuff of a pair of felted clogs but that doesnt' take much.
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i use eyelash yarn held together with sport weight or dk weight
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My sister works for a National Dollar Store Chain and they had a very large box of eyelash and fun fur that was to be destroyed. Some of the rolls had lost their label, tangled, etc. Of course she threw it my way! LOL! I untangled what I could (after all it was fun fur, not cashmere!) and ended up with well over 50 balls.

I gave out lots to my knitting group and think I will donate some to a scout troop but am interested in finding any new ideas for fun fur. I really like the idea of the bath mat.
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oh I love eyelash yarn heehee maybe you can get the fiber trends huggable hedgehug pattern from your lys on order online. It uses eyelash yarn as fur on the cute little felted creature. I have the pattern on order I cannot wait to get it!
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