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Old 04-25-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this yarn. I just bought some and started a prayer shawl, but Idon't know if it is me tonight or what, but I do not like this yarn. Has anyone else tried it and what did you think? I think I am going to take it back to the store. It just feels "icky" and splits and just am not having fun.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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I hate it, hate it, hate it.

Some people like it and say that if you use it with larger needles it helps with some of the problems.

I agree that it feels icky and isn't worth knitting with.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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I don't care for it either...the colors are so pretty my mom likes it and makes prayers shawls...she uses large needles or she crochets which finds even easier...

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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I've made 4 prayers shawls with it and don't mind it too much. It's certainly not the greatest yarn (hence the price) but it does come in beautiful washable colors. I always wash and dry the shawls before having them blessed and they seem to wash well.
Sorry you're not liking it....
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:58 PM   #5
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I've used it, kinda splitty and you'll have fibers that want to cling, sometimes get hung on the needles between sts. It's soft but take your time with it and you should be able to use it. I agree that the larger(over 10.5) needles help.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:01 PM   #6
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I don't like it. I have some that broke while i was knitting it... it's looking a lot like a a rug with a simple garter stitch for the shawl...
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:09 PM   #7
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I'm not fond of it, either. It pills really badly after just a few wearings.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #8
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Prayer shawls probably don't get washed as often as sweaters or baby clothes so it's probably just fine for them as long as you like working with it.

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Old 04-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #9
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It's okay if you use size 11s and a loose tension. You do have to watch not getting a needle point stuck in the thread that wraps the yarn.
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
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I used it with some fake fur yarn for a scarf and it was not bad, but then i tried it for a baby afghan and I hated it. I have some left and it just sits there because I don't like the way the yarn frays and I think it is difficult to work with.
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