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« on: January 21, 2006 08:54:13 PM »

Okay time to show how inept I am now LoL.  I am crocheting with two strands of yarn and they keep getting twisted around eachother so I keep untwisting them....but, not all the time.  Should I keep making sure it is untwisted or does it not matter?

One more question.  How hard is it to change colours and weave in the ends for granny squares?  I haven't tried granny squares yet, but I am curious about it.  I just really dislike weaving in the ends. Bleh. That's kinda why I havent' tried a stripped scarf yet. LoL.

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006 02:10:49 PM »

Personally, I don't bother untwisting yarn when working with two colors as I find it doesn't make a difference to my work.  However, if you want to try and keep them from twisting in the first place, I would suggest keeping the two balls of yarn seperated by a few feet while working on your project and each time you turn the project, make sure not to twist it.  Once you get the hang of that you won't have to worry about the twisting.

As for the granny squares and sewing in ends, I crochet over my ends so I don't have to do much sewing in.  When I end one color, I leave a tail and then when I go around with my next color, I just crochet over the tail for a few stitches and then cut it off.  I don't really have trouble with them pulling out and I've been using this method for years  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006 02:47:21 PM »

Thanks! The book I am using doesn't mention if it's okay if the yarn gets twisted or not and I have never worked with two strands before.

Well that would make things a lot easier.  I had visions of trying this and seeing all my work just fall apart Shocked  LoL Thanks for the info.  Grin

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