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Bernat Boa yarn: HELP!!!!!!!!!
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Aug 23, 2011 19:25:15   #
andersjw
 
Has anybody tried knitting with this yarn yet? I love the colors and the style of the yarn. It will make gorgeous scarfs. I was about 12" into a 6' scarf, had knit two stitches of the next row when my needle slipped out of those stitches. I could not find those two needleless stitches to continue knitting and had to frog 12" of knitting that had no mistakes in it and start all over again. I am determined to make this scarf and five more with this yarn before Christmas. If I have to frog this scarf again when I'm almost done with it I won't need to create a new topic, you will hear me yelling where ever you are.
 
Aug 23, 2011 19:44:36   #
Loistec
 
I would recommend using a lifeline every few rows. Save your Sanity. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdyOP7vDuv0
Aug 23, 2011 20:12:39   #
e.ridenh
 
Hey, baby! Yell all you want - send me a private message for a confab! ((:

Now, at ease. Okay? Just at ease.

If this happens - AGAIN - here's what I would do and you could do what you want! LOL! Options:

* Quit the heck knitting with it and crochet with it! LOL!
(I do both).
* As I cannot tell if you also crochet, here's what I would do
to resume knitting.
* Add a life line. Know about those? Surf for this info:
Life line or lifeline. There are various systems and
designed specifically for helping knitters of
all experience levels should they have to frog back. @@
Gott love it!! I won't write it out - surf for it. I use
Google. Keyword:
Lifeline video - there will be several and one may be more applicable to your situation. Lifelines can be made of anything and just literally go into your knitting row as a not-knitted in piece of material, work away and if doo-doo happens, you only frog back to the life line.

Make sense?

* Finally, when I lose a stitch or stitches, I'm bound and determined to develop a system to 'get me through this'. It '''must''' be there. 'After all, the very first knitter ever didn't have another knitter or the web as a resource, didn't know about whatever, so this develops over the centuries.

We do what we can do, hands on and learn accordingly.

I like problems. I don't care if I knit or crochet another stitch; I could sit all day and just problem solve! LOL!!

Finally, if you made the stitches and they slipped off, they are indeed there so don't frog. I can't see your pattern or yarn choice, either, so the first thing I would says is to:

At ease and take a bubble bath. @@

Come back when at ease and clean and look at the area again with the safety pin style stitch markers handy by (or use safety pins).

Gently spread the WIP for a look see. Nothing? Spread it wider - go slowly. See it now? If this material is all wonky, then you need a life line.

Also, not all yarn and needle material choices are compatible. Your work slip out. I'd suggest you view that, too. If this stuff is slippery, then you need a needle with 'drag'. What does that mean?

Experiment with the needles in your stash. I find slippery yarns or shakey hands, for that matter, may require wooden, acrylic or plastic needles versus the slicker ones like turbos, click lace, silvalumes or quick silvers, etc.

Try that, too. K?

Good luck!

Donna Rae
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andersjw wrote:
Has anybody tried knitting with this yarn yet? I love the colors and the style of the yarn. It will make gorgeous scarfs. I was about 12" into a 6' scarf, had knit two stitches of the next row when my needle slipped out of those stitches. I could not find those two needleless stitches to continue knitting and had to frog 12" of knitting that had no mistakes in it and start all over again. I am determined to make this scarf and five more with this yarn before Christmas. If I have to frog this scarf again when I'm almost done with it I won't need to create a new topic, you will hear me yelling where ever you are.
Has anybody tried knitting with this yarn yet? I l... (show quote)
Aug 24, 2011 07:55:16   #
andersjw
 
Thank you both, all good advice. The life line is probably the way to go. This yarn is like an eyelash yarn. the lashes are 1/2" long connected to a thread about the size of "20" crochet thread. Once you have some knit the lashes wrap around each other and there is no way I can find the thread to pick up a stitch. I have worked with eyelash before with no problem. I considered switching to crochet but don't like the look of crocheted eyelash. I am using bamboo needles. Also, I started again last night and knit 14" this time and dropped a stitch. the frog hopped up and took care of it. Back to square 1. The pattern is real simple, cast on 14 stiches on size 10 needles and knit. It is now at the bottom of my knitting basket waiting for me to calm down and try again.
Aug 24, 2011 10:13:42   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
the easiest way to handle it is to knit it with another strand of matching or contrasting yarn... it really helps to tame it...
Aug 24, 2011 15:01:41   #
stillhannah1
 
Also you might choose another needle type ie. metal to bamboo, something that has a little drag to it. Good luck I also like there color choices.
 
          
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