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Old 06-21-2009, 05:28 AM   #1
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Identifying yarn
I hope that someone out there can help! I bought some lovely yarn from a charity shop - four complete balls and a couple of half-used balls, but I have no idea what it is. Weirdly, even the complete balls have no ball bands! It is very distinctive, so I hope that someone may recognise it or be able to give me some pointers.

The balls are 100g each and they look like double knitting yarn to me (although a bit thinner than a lot of double knitting I've seen). The base colour is purple but it is twisted with other colours along its length -yellow, pink, orange, green, blue. There is also some sort of manmade fibre running through it to give a sparkle. The yarn itself is very soft so I think there is some wool in there somewhere, but I'm off to look on the web to find out how to tell - I've got vague memories of burning things and putting them in bleach to try and find out what they are made of! I'll update if I find anything out from that.

Do any of you recognise this or have any clue about what it might be?
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:22 AM   #2
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I don't recognize it, but it sure is pretty.

http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Wool-Yarn-from-Acrylic-Yarn

burning it - that tells you if it has acrylic in it.

also try spit-felting 2 ends together. Wet 2 ends (you don't really have to spit on it, use some water). rub your hands together fast with the yarn between them. If it felts together and joins, it has a good bit of wool in it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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It kind of looks like Noro Silk or that stuff beginning with a B-- can't think of the name right now!-- that is very like the Noro line.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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Thank you, yes, that's what I was thinking of!
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