Yarn Bee Chrysalis scarves--finished
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I just finished the two scarves, but I am not at all happy with this yarn, and I will not buy it again! The first skein had a big open hole in the middle of the skein where the yarn had come loose and unraveled; I thought, "Okay, this happens." I worked around the hole and finished the scarf. Then I started on the second one, and was about 2/3 of the way through when suddenly a knot appeared--this was not a knot from the yarn looping over itself, either. It was a knot tied to hide a big hole from an unraveled or broken part. I cut out the knot and sewed the ends together in the hope that it won't unravel. The label also has no care instructions--how can I tell the people I give these to how to wash or clean them? Grrr. Well, I've learned something, and here are the pictures.
Whew.... That was not fun!! In that style of yarn, I really think the manufacturer should pull any flawed skeins and sell as "seconds". The yarn is not particularly cheap and not fixed by a simple join. That said, the sarves are just terrific - color, ruffles, length... As to washing, I would look up any similar yarn and follow those washing instructions or always err on the safest side and hand wash, cool and air dry. (I'm pretty sure, almost 100% that this yarn is polyester and could just be tossed in washer.) Maybe someone here has washed one! Let's face it, scarves are seldome laundered...
It says the yarn is 100% acrylic, so I was thinking a gentle hand wash should do it, but it would be nice to have it confirmed. It feels like fine rayon, so I guess I'd treat it as such. I was stunned to find that knot in the second one, since the skeins were pulled from different spots on the shelf--makes me wonder if they are all like that. At only 33 yards per skein for the price, I don't think I'll risk it.
The multicolored one was six stitches wide and the purple eight stitches wide; I figured my mom would like a shorter one and the other is for my niece, who is 16.
They are both very nice scarves. I commend you for working with this type of yarn. The trouble you had with the yarn, maybe you could write a letter to the company and explain the problem. Sometimes they will reimburse you the yarn or give a gift certificate. I found a problem with Lion Brand's Amazing yarn too. It is self striping and there would be short runs of different color where there should have been the same color.
Despite the trouble you had, your work is beautiful!
I agree with all the sentiments about having knots in the yarn. I don't even like knot in regular yarn. I don't use knots in my work and hate to waste the yarn cutting theirs out.
The ruffle scarves are beautiful. What kind of yarn is recommended for them?
I bought the Sassy Scarflette pattern and made several. They are fun to make and so quick as they are short.
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If it was Katia (and it sure looks like it), i got some and it was the same way with the knot, and the hole. I had used 2 skeins to make a long one, and the 2nd one did the same thing. I just took it bacy to my LYS (fortunately I didn't get it online) and they gave me a whole free skein, which I haven't used yet. I didn't think about my daughter washing it, though. I'll have to tell her before she does. Thanks for the heads up.
I will always call the company for technical questions and quality control issues. They cannot be held responsible if they don't know from the customers! I had a problem with some Araucania wool a while back. The first skein was great. Several months later I went to do another project with the other 2 skeins in my stash. The first ball was in small pieces and I hit the ceiling after the 5th break in the yarn. I peeked into the 2nd ball and saw more than 2 ends and went back to the local seller. He not only took the yarn back but since he had gotten a new shipment, was willing to make the exchange even though it was many months after the original purchase. Further, he helped me wind the 2 new skeins (8 oz each) to ensure that the problem was not in either of these 2 new balls. Liked that customer service quite well.
The joke on me was that when I thought the yarn color was discontinued I looked online and found several sources for that yarn--all about 1/2 the price I originally spent!!
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I used the Red Heart Sashay and also had a knot in the yarn. It was purchased from Mary Maxim. I think I will call them and let them know.
Hi Sorlenna - I also got some Chrysalis yarn (Mediterranean Blue from Hobby Lobby) and made a scarf. I found a dropped stitch the first time I started it. When I picked the stray stitch up, the whole dang thing from that point down came completely undone and fluttered into a pile in my lap! Imagine my surprise- still not sure what happened!! Undaunted, I started over and finally got it done. Looks nice, but I will not buy any more either. Too fiddly to work with. Fortunately I got mine with a 40% off coupon ($6.99 minus 40%). Got some other ruffled yarn from my LYS and it was better to work with and came out really well. For me the ruffled yarns are not extremely difficult to work with, but I MUST pay attention, which is hard for me - LOL! Your scarves are beautiful.
The scarves a beautiful. Thanks for the warning about the yarn.
Your scarves are beautiful even though you had problems. I thought having a knot in a skein was part of the process. Although more than one is too much. :roll:
u express my feelings about hob/lob chrysalis yarn also. mine had knots but thankfullly no holes. they do have nice colors but i probably won't buy more. i like red heart sashay and of course some of the more expensive ones. just fyi. racso
I agree--it seems more often than not, when I buy yarn off the shelf at on of the larger stores, something goes wrong every time...I know I won't use that net yarn again; I don't need the headaches! But I do have two scarves that are done, and I learned something. :) I just hope the ladies like 'em! Now I've started on a different type of scarf for my sister--still working out pattern and gauge and have already changed my mind three times. Heh. I'll get there!
I've made 6 of these scarves and used Filatura DiCrosa Moda Lame yarn. It is just like the Katia Triana yarn but I thought it was a little lighter weight and comfortable around the neck. One ball makes a scarf large enough to fold around the neck. I only had a problem with the first ball of yarn that was in two pieces as I got to the center. All of the other ones did not present a problem. You have to keep untwisting the yarn as you go along but they are fun and can be completed in a matter of a few hours. This is one of my take-along projects that I don't have to concentrate on a pattern. Pattern was from www.tahkistacycharles.com
called Ruffled Spiral Scarf.