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Old 09-12-2008, 11:27 PM   #1
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has anyone used chenille yarn ?
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:15 AM   #2
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Yeah, it's beyond tricky.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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I don't particularly care for working with it. It's tends to shed a bit as you work with it, and if you have to frog back, it doesn't hold up well. Also, it tends to shift a bit as you work with it-- meaning, slant a little. I don't know how to describe it any better, but after several rows, you notice it.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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I don't care for it either. I find it harder to work with and it doesn't show your stitches very well so if you use it use a simple pattern.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:07 AM   #5
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It can be difficult to work with, and sometimes the stitches will work loose in the middle, making a big LOOP in the middle of your knitting. (it's called "worming")

Most chenille yarns work better with crochet.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:42 AM   #6
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One of my best friends gave me a few skeins of Patons Bohemian for my birthday. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I didn't really like it. But I did give it a chance and made the Loopy Scarf by Patons http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=1461

It shed like crazy when I worked with it, but when I was done, I actually liked how soft and warm it felt around my neck.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:49 AM   #7
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I've used it before. I love how soft it is, but it doesn't hold up well, especially if you have to frog. Also, I think it squeaks on the needles and it drives me batty.
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