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« on: January 23, 2004 12:13:45 PM »

I know i'm close to INSANE  Shocked already but i'm trying a baby blanket with boucle yarn and i'm pulling my hair out.


is there anywhere or anyone who can give me advice on how to work with this evil, evil material?Huh


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joey
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2004 05:45:02 AM »

I have problems with boucle yarn as well.  My solution is to go more by feel than by trying to find the right loop.  
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2004 12:23:33 PM »

You could be knitting too tightly.  Try using a larger needle size and relaxing.  Otherwise you won't be able to get the nubbies through the loops.  And try a simple pattern, a complex one will get lost in the nubbies.  (Yay, nubbies)

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alea
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2004 01:20:23 PM »

You can hold the boucle yarn together with a thin smooth yarn--I've done that for some of those crazy eyelash yarns, etc. As long as you pick the same shade, the blanket will turn out nice and thick and pretty. The thinner the yarn (or even crochet thread) you use, the more the boucle yarn will be prominent.
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Goddess
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004 02:44:24 PM »

I just use a HUGE hook when working with boucle...it is truly the spawn of satan. It does, however make a fabulously snuggly blanket or scarf, so it's 6 one half dozen the other.
loosen your stitch, and use a big hook...life will be way easier on you.
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Ellyloo
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2004 01:22:46 PM »

if you're doing straight crochet, it might be easier to crochet in between the stitches (between the posts) instead of trying to find the right loop.  that way you can do it by feel a bit better.  It doesn't look different.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2004 07:49:21 PM »

thanks elly...

 if i had any patience at all i would keep that in mind!  i just decided to return the yarn and pick something easier.  lol.... too bad the boucle looks so damn cute in the ball.

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Ellyloo
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2004 06:59:53 AM »

Yeah, I figured you may have figured something out by now.Smiley

But the technique works with anything...it makes it go so much faster too.
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