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Old 09-04-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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Wool-Ease?
Anyone else have problems with using this yarn? I've been handling other wool yarns perfectly fine, but whenever I try to knit with this one, it makes my fingers burn??

I wonder if its the little hairs sticking off of it?


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Old 09-04-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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I don't use it much, but I haven't had any trouble. Wools and rough wool yarns are tough on my hand in general though.
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I don't have a problem with it either, but everyone has a different level of sensitivity to various fibers.
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I've used Wool-Ease in a number of projects and don't have any bad reaction to it, though it does tend to pill.
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Oh, good, it isn't just me. Wool-Ease just doesn't behave for me. It tends to break a lot while I'm handling it, and I knit really loose. It doesn't bother my hands, and when it's in one piece it looks nice, but I don't go out of my way to buy it.
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My massage therapist thought I had ring worm on my hands! I was using Wool Ease for a project, and it causes blister like things.

My husband looks at me and says, "Your so special." I can only use the expensive wools, nothing on the cheap to work with, and can't wear wool myself.
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
My massage therapist thought I had ring worm on my hands! I was using Wool Ease for a project, and it causes blister like things.

My husband looks at me and says, "Your so special." I can only use the expensive wools, nothing on the cheap to work with, and can't wear wool myself.
Hhaha.. I wonder if hubby would let me get away with that as an excuse to buy more yarn?
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I knitted a sweater with the raspberry wool-ease & never had a problem. Do you think you could be allergic?
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Originally Posted by missybing View Post
I knitted a sweater with the raspberry wool-ease & never had a problem. Do you think you could be allergic?
I'm not sure.. its weird, because I can use other types of wool and I've not had any issues.. its *just* this wool. If it was a wool allergy, it would be happening whenever I use any other yarn that contains the same wool, right?
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Could be something in certain color dyes you're allergic to, not the wool itself.
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