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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What is the name of that non-stretchy stitch....? on: November 20, 2007 07:52:20 PM
I did do a search. A non-stretchy (or only slightly stretchy) knitted stitch which I seem to recall someone suggested using for the strap of a bag.

What's it called? And has anyone every tried using it for a skirt (=avoiding saggy seat issues)?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! Help!! My new merino top has stretched in the wash! on: May 03, 2007 08:31:24 PM
I tried a search, but could only find information about cotton......

I totally don't get it. I carefully handwashed the top, rinsed, gently squeezed out the water,  laid it out flat on a rack to dry....it hasn't finished drying yet, but the stupid thing appears to have stretched noticably. It's made from a very smoothly spun 100% merino wool (sorry, I don't have the brand name, it is a Japanese yarn).

Mysteriously, the 100% cashmere top which I washed at the same time (and which, since it was cashmere, I was REALLY worried about) is looking lovely and is not stretched at all.

My husband (who chucks everything he owns in the washing machine and drier and spoils quite a few of them) said, "Look, I'm always shrinking my knitted stuff when I put it in the dryer. Why don't you just put it in the dryer for a few minutes and it'll shrink back?"

Needless to say, I'm a bit nervous about this idea....I thought handwashing/drying was always better for delicate knit items? Please advise!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My thrifted yarn has come untwined....what to do? on: April 04, 2007 10:09:43 PM
Hi there,

I've started unravelling a thrifted cotton sweater (yeah, I know, no-one thrifts cotton....but in my defense it is nice cotton and I read recently about the environmental impact of cotton production.....anyway.....)

The unravelling process itself is going OK, but the wretched yarn seems to be all untwined! It isn't fraying or breaking at all--I could easily knit with it like this, I'm pretty sure--but it doesn't have that nice diagonal twist that you assiciate with yarn. I'm worried that it's not going to knit up nice and smooth/even, or that it's going to make the sagging issues that can be a problem with cotton worse.

How can I twine it more tightly? Or should I just not bother and knit with it anyway? Or just chuck the whole thing and thrift wool sweaters only?

Advice much appreciated!

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