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Topic: Spit-splicing nonwool animal yarns?  (Read 563 times)
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« on: March 03, 2011 09:30:47 PM »

Does spit-splicing work for other animal hair yarns other than wool, such as alpaca, cashmere, angora etc.?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011 06:00:20 AM »

Have you tried it? I know alpaca can felt, so it would work for that.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011 03:01:05 AM »

No, I haven't tried it, which is why I started this thread. I don't have money to buy much yarn, and I don't want to waste money on yarn that cannot spit-splice. The only animal yarn that I have now is wool.

I prefer spit-splicing so that I can just use a continuous length or yarn if I run out instead of having to weave in ends and waste yarn by having those extra ends. For intarsia, I would be able to add more yarn if I didn't estimate enough for the different color areas.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011 05:36:57 AM »

You could look into the Russian join, that can make a continuous strand with no ends to weave in. There's a video here - http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips - under Joining Yarn.
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