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Yarn detangler?
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Jul 11, 2012 09:52:17   #
knitnanny (a regular here)
 
I am not sure if I believe this so does anyone have experience with this gadget?

http://www.knittingdetangler.com/
 
Jul 11, 2012 09:59:55   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-90643-1.html

http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-51511-3.html

I remember this thing from last year--here are a couple of threads on it (I think the original thread disappeared, as it seemed questionable).
Jul 11, 2012 10:06:54   #
LadyBecket
 
I've seen this plastic bottle with the hole in the top at JoAnn's on sale for $10. If you get a knot under the hole, you still have to take off the top and untangle it yourself! I guess there is no such thing as a yarn detangler except our own two hands!
You can get the same type and size of jar at the dollar store, punch a hole in the top and VOILA, your own detangler!
Jul 11, 2012 10:26:35   #
busybeesheila
 
How does it work? Please advise. Thank you
Jul 11, 2012 10:40:12   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
busybeesheila wrote:
How does it work? Please advise. Thank you


The point of those other threads is that it doesn't, really. It might untwist the yarn if one is working with two strands, but it wouldn't detangle anything.
Jul 12, 2012 01:43:56   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Sorlenna wrote:
busybeesheila wrote:
How does it work? Please advise. Thank you


The point of those other threads is that it doesn't, really. It might untwist the yarn if one is working with two strands, but it wouldn't detangle anything.
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Jul 12, 2012 07:20:01   #
M2SMRTFORU
 
They should provide one or two to people like knitnanny, gypsycream or dreamweaver so we could get honest opinions from people we have learned to absolutely trust to give information about how it works.
Jul 12, 2012 07:54:22   #
KaitlanBlackrose
 
I just use a 2 liter bottle without the cap on it.. Just cut the bottom off, load the yarn then tape the bottom back on. Is always good to reuse and I always have 2 liter bottles and my son loves to save them for me. Oh and it is free.
Jul 12, 2012 07:59:47   #
crafty jeanie
 
I saw this and thought great idea but not the price. Showed it to my DH and he made me one out of PVC. Since I work with 2, 3, 4 strands on different projects he gave me . It doesn't detaingle just untwist the yarn and saves me a lot of time, just turn a few times and back to normal.
Jul 12, 2012 08:08:21   #
Lori Putz
 
KaitlanBlackrose wrote:
I just use a 2 liter bottle without the cap on it.. Just cut the bottom off, load the yarn then tape the bottom back on. Is always good to reuse and I always have 2 liter bottles and my son loves to save them for me. Oh and it is free.


And easy to put in a canvas bag to take it on the road!
Jul 12, 2012 08:19:21   #
marylin
 
I use the Jugs for my yarn. It does keep it clean when I take projects with me. I can put a pencil, needles and other things in the jug with the yarn for carrying it. It does not detangle but the yarn never tangles in the jug. I get them with a Joannes coupon !
 
Jul 12, 2012 08:26:32   #
Lori Putz
 
KaitlanBlackrose wrote:
I just use a 2 liter bottle without the cap on it.. Just cut the bottom off, load the yarn then tape the bottom back on. Is always good to reuse and I always have 2 liter bottles and my son loves to save them for me. Oh and it is free.


And easy to put in a canvas bag to take it on the road!
Jul 12, 2012 08:31:42   #
henhouse2011
 
Never thought of this for color work.. I have turntables of various sizes. Just set the containers on them and untwist. I'm loving it.
Jul 12, 2012 09:08:46   #
Chezl
 
henhouse2011 wrote:
Never thought of this for color work.. I have turntables of various sizes. Just set the containers on them and untwist. I'm loving it.


You just gave me an idea. Just obtained a marble Lazy Susan and could set container on that and just spin away.
Jul 12, 2012 10:01:30   #
Catarry
 
Untwisting isn't untangling...after the cat or dog has been at it, it's gonna take more than a jar with hole in it to get yarn knittable again!
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