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Sep 23, 2012 21:01:58   #
yTirAhc
 
I started a scarf using this yarn and got frustrated having to stop every so often to straighten the yarn. I wrapped it around a package of tissues (kind you can carry in pocket or purse) straightening it as I went. A toilet paper roll would probably work too. Thought it might work for others
 
Sep 23, 2012 23:41:09   #
kaixixang
 
Actually if you know of anyone who goes through a lot of gauze for bandaging or half a 37.5 yard Reynold's Tin foil core you will find a stronger center for handling yarn. I have quite a few I've re-wrapped this way. The other thing you'll need is a three pronged metal paper towel holder.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Heavy-Duty-Paper-Towel-Holder-Red/17126952

yTirAhc wrote:
I started a scarf using this yarn and got frustrated having to stop every so often to straighten the yarn. I wrapped it around a package of tissues (kind you can carry in pocket or purse) straightening it as I went. A toilet paper roll would probably work too. Thought it might work for others
Sep 24, 2012 06:01:50   #
yTirAhc
 
Thank you for your suggestions. At the time I was working with the yarn I just grabbed the tissues as they were handy. If I work with it again will take your suggestion about the heavier paper tube.
Sep 24, 2012 07:13:10   #
Katsch (a regular here)
 
The best way I have found is to put the yarn on a circular or large needle, every third or fourth hole and knit from that. It doesn't tangle at all. No frustration.
Sep 24, 2012 09:09:18   #
maddyvan
 
I used a plastic drink container. I had my husband help me - I stretched the yarn while he wound it up. It made things a LOT easier. A nice side effect was that it opened up a lot of the top loops.
Sep 24, 2012 10:07:57   #
Peg I M4
 
Please explain how you put the yarn on a circular needle. Do unwind the whole ball? How do you keep it on? It sounds like a great idea.
 
Sep 24, 2012 11:19:17   #
PattyAnn
 
I made a scarf using Sashay yarn right off the ball. For my second one I decided to open it up and roll it on a paper towel holder while doing this I thought this is so time consuming, well let me tell you what a differance it made knitting is going so mush faster, well worth the time spent rolling it out. I want to make about ten for christmas gifts now just have to find all the colors.
Sep 24, 2012 11:59:11   #
joanne12986
 
Wish thst I had thought to put it on a circular needle Katsch! So very clever of you. With the interchangeables I have it would have been a breeze to knit right off the circular.
Sep 24, 2012 12:30:56   #
Mollie (a regular here)
 
yTirAhc wrote:
I started a scarf using this yarn and got frustrated having to stop every so often to straighten the yarn. I wrapped it around a package of tissues (kind you can carry in pocket or purse) straightening it as I went. A toilet paper roll would probably work too. Thought it might work for others


I have to admire anyone who can actually stand to work with Sashay.
Sep 24, 2012 12:33:41   #
medtrans56
 
I have found a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll works great.
Sep 24, 2012 13:24:31   #
Gilian
 
I use an empty paper towel roll, and spread the yarn out, when it get twisted I put an elastic band around the paper towel holder and dangle it to untwist - works like a charm.
 
Sep 24, 2012 14:29:13   #
Celt Knitter
 
A simple toilet roll holder would work too, and you can fix it to your work table.
yTirAhc wrote:
I started a scarf using this yarn and got frustrated having to stop every so often to straighten the yarn. I wrapped it around a package of tissues (kind you can carry in pocket or purse) straightening it as I went. A toilet paper roll would probably work too. Thought it might work for others
Sep 24, 2012 15:52:31   #
Peg I M4
 
Will someone please tell me what you mean when you "put it on a circular needle" when working with shashay yarn. I use a circular needle but it still must be untangled and unrolled. What am I missing???
Sep 25, 2012 01:01:32   #
joanne12986
 
Peg ... The Sashay yarn mentioned is a ribbon yarn with eyelets along one edge. These eyelets are slipped through each other to create a fabric rather than a yarn wrapped around the needle and dropped off. Putting the eyelets on the circular needle eliminates the twisting of the ribbon as all the eyelets are on the circular needle ready to be knitted.

I hope this makes sense to you. :)
Sep 25, 2012 01:06:52   #
Frogsong
 
Just to be clear, are you putting the entire skein on the circulars before you begin knitting? I just bought some Sashay to try and I just assumed you knitted it straight from the skein and then spread it all out after it was knitted. Now I'm thinking that isn't the case... LOL
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