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Jan 11, 2017 14:53:28   #
NEcrafter51943
 
How can I keep Chenille Yarn on Cones from twisting while I'm crocheting/knitting with it? Can it be wound into balls (by hand not ball winder) without twisting? Any suggestions appreciated. (I've already reviewed many of the Chenille info from previous postings in Search.) I know it twists and loses fiber/fuzz so am looking for a gentle and simple way to work with it. All help welcome. Thanks
 
Jan 11, 2017 21:31:11   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
Would it twist as much if you put it in a yarn bowl or similar container where it could roll around on it's on? On a cone, I would try something similar to a spool holder.
https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/yarn-spool-holder

Perhaps this might help - https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlineec/instructionalArticle.asp?iaid=1

One more: You could try cutting a large drinking straw lengthwise and fit it over the yarn coming from the cone so that the yarn is fed through evenly. If it doesn't, you can always remove it easily.
Jan 11, 2017 22:15:24   #
NEcrafter51943
 
Thanks very much for your suggestions. I tried a ball winder and found the cone is too heavy to be unwound that way. Worming article was very helpful--now I know what the curling is called and will try those options.
Jan 12, 2017 06:28:24   #
laceluvr (a regular here)
 
A lot of chenille yarns are prone to worming. Tried an expensive chenille yarn once & the worming was so bad, I abandoned the project...won't use chenille yarn again.
Jan 12, 2017 07:19:00   #
keetza (a regular here)
 
One trick is to use a cut nylon stocking or a mesh or net on the cone - the yarn will come off the cone easily without spilling or twisting. Good trick for any slick yarn on cones.
Jan 12, 2017 09:19:00   #
annak
 
If you pull the yarn from the top, it twists, try making some contraption where the cone is situated so that the yarn comes off the same way toilet paper comes off the roll.
 
Jan 12, 2017 10:39:31   #
LorettaHR
 
annak wrote:
If you pull the yarn from the top, it twists, try making some contraption where the cone is situated so that the yarn comes off the same way toilet paper comes off the roll.


Speaking of which - I think someone posted that they use a stand-alone TP holder as a yarn holder while they knit. This is what I use:


Jan 12, 2017 10:44:49   #
annak
 
Just what I was thinking! Brilliant! The only thing I would do is pay attention, so i don't stretch the yarn. Just pull out a few yards at a time and knit.
Jan 12, 2017 11:55:20   #
NCAknitter (a regular here)
 
LorettaHR wrote:
Speaking of which - I think someone posted that they use a stand-alone TP holder as a yarn holder while they knit. This is what I use:

I like this idea
Jan 12, 2017 12:36:48   #
NEcrafter51943
 
WOW the toilet paper roll analogy is fabulous, never thought of that. Your suggestions are really appreciated. I'll try that right away and see what happens. Many thanks. Keep those ideas coming if you have any others.
Jan 12, 2017 14:03:42   #
LorettaHR
 
I rewound my yarn onto an aluminum foil roll that I cut down to fit inside the basket.
I'm not certain your cone would fit on a toilet paper holder, but the one presented awhile ago looked like this:


 
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