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YarnMommy
« on: January 20, 2005 07:11:38 AM »

I just finished the "Coif" in KnitWit, and used Lamb's Pride Bulky. I keep pulling threads off of it though, and it is getting frustrating. Is there anything I can do to help it stop shedding?

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2005 06:41:33 PM »

Have you washed the peice once it was done?  Thats the only thing i can think of that can sometimes help.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005 12:51:40 AM »

Are you talking about the long fuzzy strands that seem to stick to everything but the yarn itself?  Wink  I knit a scarf using the same yarn and I found that it shed long white "hairs" everywhere... My solution was to use a lint roller (the type that's basically just a roll of masking tape) on it like crazy.  I had to use about a quarter of the roll, but there were no more fuzzies!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005 09:17:49 AM »

i'm noticing those little fuzzies too. i kinda like them; but i don't think a lint roller would do the job permanently. i think it's just a feature of the wool- maybe b/c it's blended with mohair?
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2005 11:21:44 AM »

Yes, Lamb's Pride is 15% mohair, in worsted and bulky weights both. I like the little extra bit of fuzz it gives to an otherwise really well-defined yarn.

A sweater shaver might work to shorten up some of the immediate fuzzies, but it'll likely continue to shed. I've heard rumors that putting it in the freezer will stop the shedding temporarily, but I doubt you want to wear a really cold sweater.... Wink
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YarnMommy
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2005 02:34:28 PM »

Thanks guys. I guess I will embrace the fuzzies.


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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2005 04:28:48 PM »

Tucanchild....why do you have my future husband in your avatar?  Tongue

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:: clutches her Pride and Prejudice DVDs :: NOOOOO he's MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIINE!!! it's bad enough i have to fight over him with my mom; i don't want to have to fight over him with you too YarnMommy!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2005 09:21:08 PM »

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A sweater shaver might work to shorten up some of the immediate fuzzies, but it'll likely continue to shed. I've heard rumors that putting it in the freezer will stop the shedding temporarily, but I doubt you want to wear a really cold sweater.... Wink

I've also heard that putting mohair and other fuzzy/shedding yarns in the freezer stops the shedding... 

Even if it does work great, who on earth first thought that up or tried it?

(I'm not putting anything I'm wearing in my freezer... it's already bloody freezing outside)
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