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Nov 11, 2012 11:08:46   #
margritz
 
In some of the patterns I have downloaded it suggests using two yarns at a time - evidently to make the item thicker and softer. I tried this on a sample and my yarns got sooooo tangled. Any suggestions?
My cat Tigger
My cat Tigger...
 
Nov 11, 2012 11:21:35   #
smontero237
 
I have this problem too. I usually just untwist when it gets too bad. I would be interested in other methods.
Nov 11, 2012 11:48:53   #
margaretcave
 
No other suggestions - just untwist as you go along. Lovely cat by the way.
Nov 11, 2012 12:03:00   #
smontero237
 
I wonder if it would make a difference if each color was in it's own yarn bowl, bag or something to keep seperate until they come together at the needle? I can't imagine that I didn't try this at some point but for the life of me I don't remember.
Nov 11, 2012 12:24:46   #
maysmom
 
Hmmm....I make garments with two yarns together al the time and don't have a problem. For example, for a scarf I use a worsted weight and an eyelash yarn. They are in separate skeins, of course, but I can't remember any problem twisting.

Karen N.
Nov 11, 2012 14:11:34   #
skinny minnie
 
I am making a cushion at moment and have 2 plastic bottles,with hole drilled in lid. Works fine for me
 
Nov 11, 2012 14:21:23   #
Cathryn 2ed
 
Right now I am working with three. I have the two identical skeins standing up in a plastic bag and the third of a different texture outside the plastic bag. All three are staged with the center pull to prevent the skeins from flopping around. You can see the yarns are not twisted or tangled at all.


Nov 11, 2012 14:34:59   #
DorothyW
 
I roll them together before I start knitting and don't have any problems.
Nov 11, 2012 14:43:14   #
tulliver
 
I put each ball in a polythene bag that has a seal - and seal them just enough to allow the wool to run freely.

Love your friend he looks very important with his mayoral chain of office.
Nov 11, 2012 14:50:54   #
margritz
 
It occurred to me that maybe I need to get another "yarn barn". I have one - it's a plastic shell you place your skein before you start. It snaps together and the yarn comes out of one end. I think that would keep the two balls from becoming a giant tangle.
Best Friends asking me to come out
Best Friends asking me to come out...
Nov 11, 2012 14:52:11   #
margritz
 
Your project looks beautiful. Lovely colors. I would love to see it when it's done.
 
Nov 12, 2012 06:57:55   #
pinkladydew
 
I just finished a baby blanket with two strands of the pound of love yarn, I had to frog it the first time about half way thru....so to avoid more delays, I rolled em both into one ball! Worked out great!


Nov 12, 2012 08:03:38   #
past
 
Whenever I knit with 2 or more skeins I place each in a gallon sized zip bag. When the yarn gets twisted together I just close the bag tight and stand up letting the bags of yarn unwind.
Nov 12, 2012 08:29:38   #
sassy22
 
I use two plastic ice cream containers with a hole cut in the lids and it works great!
Nov 12, 2012 08:36:05   #
hgayle
 
Keeping the two skeins separated is key.
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