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skittermagoo
« on: March 08, 2004 08:06:31 AM »

I have a question for all y'all out there who have knitted with Fun Fur:  is there a trick to making all the "fur" come out on one side?  Or is it not an issue?  I'm getting ready to make the cat bed from Stitch n Bitch, and have never used fun fur yarn before . . .

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004 11:02:48 AM »

I made the cat bed and did not have any problems with the fun fur coming out one side or the other.  it's pretty much equally shaggy on both sides.  
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004 11:09:52 AM »

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I made the cat bed and did not have any problems with the fun fur coming out one side or the other.  it's pretty much equally shaggy on both sides.

Thank you!  I've had trouble finding fun fur yarn in "good" colors in my area, so I was able to buy *just enough* and didn't want to waste any on trial and error!

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004 11:23:12 AM »

Yes, and it is hard to rip out so you don't want to have to rip out a trial-and-error piece if you don't have to!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004 12:19:06 PM »

i think the stitch pattern really influences which side the fur ends up on.  i found w/ lion fun fur that the purl side of the stitch gets furrier.  so in seed, moss, or gater stitch, the fur is going to end up evenly distributed.  i think the cat bed is all in garter stitch, so that should be fine.  

i made an ipod cozy w/ some fun fur & cotton yarn in stockinette stitch, and all the fur ended up on the purl side, so i had to turn it inside out!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2004 09:52:50 AM »

i made an ipod cozy w/ some fun fur & cotton yarn in stockinette stitch, and all the fur ended up on the purl side, so i had to turn it inside out!

Actually, I just finished knitting a purse on circulars, and the fur stuck out <b> a lot</b> on the stockinette side.  Funny.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2004 10:26:10 AM »

Actually, I just finished knitting a purse on circulars, and the fur stuck out <b> a lot</b> on the stockinette side.  Funny.

fascinating!  were you using the fun fur?  maybe different yarns act different...or maybe i just knit all crazy!  i think i knit tighter than i purl, so maybe that smooshed all the yarn out on the reverse stockinette side?
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2004 07:10:24 PM »


fascinating!  were you using the fun fur?  maybe different yarns act different...or maybe i just knit all crazy!  i think i knit tighter than i purl, so maybe that smooshed all the yarn out on the reverse stockinette side?

Yeah I was using fun fur, but I was also knitting it with Lamb's Pride worsted which might make a difference.  And since it was on circulars, all I was doing was garter stitch (but it comes out in stockinette).  Plus I felted the sucker, which I think coaxed a little more of the fun fur to stick out. But before I did so, it was pretty furry on both sides.  Who knows? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2004 10:47:49 PM »

There are eyelashes out there that are shaved on one side. For some reason that makes them stick out better when knitting. *shrug* Lane Borgasisia's Duchess and Baroness are one of them.

If you don't mind the extra work to give stuck eyelash the lift it needs, take a small knitting needle and coax it out.

I wish you much luck, and many kitty snuggles in you bed!
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2004 07:13:07 AM »

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I wish you much luck, and many kitty snuggles in you bed!

Thanks!  My one big fear is that I will make the kitty bed and it will turn out fabulous and that neither of my cats will use it!

Cheers!
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