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Topic: Un-kinking frogged silk/wool?  (Read 457 times)
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« on: May 17, 2006 02:33:16 PM »

Hi all!

I have half a scarf knitted out of Fleece Artist's Handmaiden Lady Godiva. I've decided that the pattern I've chosen doesn't show off the yarn very well.
I'm thinking of ripping what I have (half a Braided Mischeif from Scarf Styel), and making a Clapotis. I have two concerns, the main one (and the title of the post) is:

I know once I frog it, the yarn will be all kinky and loopy. I know that usually, one would wind this into a hank, wet it, and hug it up with weights on to un-kink. I'm just not sure if this is a good thing to do with a yarn that is 50% silk, 50% wool. I just don't know how it will react, if it'll stretch, if I should even submerse silk/wool completely in water or what. Advice please!

My second issue is that I only have two skeins. I still want to make a Clapotis, but I'm going to make it thinner, more scarf-like, to compensate for the fact that I don't have nearly enough yarn for a full one.

Or, if you have a good idea of what to do with 2 skeins of Lady Godiva, be my guest! I do want to try a Clapotis though....

« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006 03:16:43 PM »

To unkink it you can wrap it around a hot water bottle as you undo it. Obviously don't have it scorchingly hot if the yarn is delicate, but as long as there is some warmth there it will work.

« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006 09:19:56 PM »

just hanging the skein of crinkly yarn in a hot steamy atmosphere (in the bathroom while you are taking a bath/shower?Huh) may work - the weight of the yarn hanging down may be enough to un-kink it...... (maybe sling it over the shower curtain rail if you have one?Huh

I would go with the scarf-clapotis.....  I made one out of 1 1/2 skeins of hand-dyed sock yarn fairly recently and it turned out gorgeous - a lovely lightweight scarf.....  then I realised that I really didn't NEEd yet another scarf.... so if a fit of inspiration I blocked the heck out of it to get it into a rectangular shape rather than the skewed parallellagram?Huh that it was originally and then sewed up part of the long sides and turned it into a clapotis-turned-shrug type of thing.......  I can still use it as a scarf if I need to (just by having it folded in half) but if I want to wear it as a light shrug I can do that too!
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