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Nov 12, 2012 08:45:30   #
kgiles326
 
I usually keep them separated by putting one in a bag.
 
Nov 12, 2012 08:55:05   #
roseknit (a regular here)
 
I use two straws, thread one yarn in each before commence knitting, This helps to keep the tangles out
Nov 12, 2012 09:05:20   #
Louise13
 
margritz wrote:
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?


what I do is put each ball of yarn in a jar with a lid that I put a hole in so the yarn can be fed out of and knit. keeps they yarn clean and away form my cats to. good luck.
Nov 12, 2012 09:11:36   #
T.Raj
 
You may want to get 2 plastic containers (32 oz) with a hole on the lid. I use sanitized yogurt containers, I punch a hole on the lids, and thread the yarn through. I can then close the containers, and place them on the floor. The yarn pulls through easily and the lid stops the yarn from coming out. I do pull the yarn from the center of the skein, though. You can adjust the size of the container to match the size of the skein of yarn you're using. Good luck
Nov 12, 2012 11:14:43   #
slnovak
 
Pinkladydew! I just love your baby blanket. That is just adorable!

Our first grandchild is due (baby girl) the end of March and I can see this blanket on my list!

Would you be so kind as to direct me to where I can get/purchase the pattern??

Thank you so much!
Nov 12, 2012 11:58:24   #
MiamiKnitter
 
Good suggestions - I use the gallon plastic bag method myself. Am currently making a baby blanket with double yarn - plus 4 other colors for a stripy row (also doubled) - so I have a lot of plastic bags lying around. I just untwist them as I'm working. So far it is coming out quite cute. When finished, I'll post a picture. This will be a VERY warm baby blanket - but still very cute!
 
Nov 12, 2012 12:12:32   #
pinkladydew
 
slnovak wrote:
Pinkladydew! I just love your baby blanket. That is just adorable!

Our first grandchild is due (baby girl) the end of March and I can see this blanket on my list!

Would you be so kind as to direct me to where I can get/purchase the pattern??

Thank you so much!



Alllllrightythen... thank you

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seeds-and-trees-baby-blanket

That's where I found the pattern, I used two strands of worsted weight yarn and U.S. # 10 1/2 needles
But other than that I followed the above pattern !
Good luck and enjoy!
Nov 12, 2012 12:31:04   #
train
 
and I love your animals!!!!!!
Nov 12, 2012 13:13:36   #
slnovak
 
Thank you!!
Nov 12, 2012 13:21:39   #
beejayil
 
Where did you find your "yarn barn"? Sounds like just the thing I need.
Nov 12, 2012 16:10:54   #
gmcmullen
 
I am in the middle of kniting a blanket using three strands of yarn together. When I first started, the yarn got very tangled, so I put each skein into it's own individual plastic ziploc bag. that worked fine. However, for halloween I bought a big plastic jug at filled with individual bags of pretzels at Costco to give out to the kids. The jug was just the right size to hold 4 full skeins, so I drilled 4 holes in the plastic top and after I used up the yarn in the baggies, I connected the new yarn through the holes in the jug. I sit the jug next to me on the sofa, and so far, so good. No tangles.
 
Nov 12, 2012 18:05:12   #
Beverleyjean
 
If I am knitting double yarn with the same color, I take the yarn from the centre and outside of the yarn on the one ball.
Nov 12, 2012 18:20:50   #
Mjean
 
Do you not have trouble with the yarn getting caught on the punched holes?
Nov 12, 2012 20:40:42   #
margritz
 
A friend gave it to me years ago. I've seen them in stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and even online. They are about $7 or so. Let me know if you can't find one and I'll search again.
Nov 12, 2012 20:54:59   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
I wind the two skeins together with a winder or by hand.
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