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Jul 10, 2019 15:06:03   #
Joyce Martin (a regular here)
 
Does anyone know about allergies to Chitlin. It is made from seashells and shrimp shells. Usually these are food allergies. Would like to make some socks with Wool that has a chitlin additive and am concerned about the allergy when in contact with the skin..
 
Jul 10, 2019 15:10:27   #
Margot in FL (a regular here)
 
I only know of chitlin in the plural and chitlins are a dish made from intestines, I believe, so that’s not it!
Jul 10, 2019 15:13:15   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
I think you mean chitin:

a fibrous substance consisting of polysaccharides and forming the major constituent in the exoskeleton of arthropods and the cell walls of fungi.
Jul 10, 2019 15:13:23   #
targa416 (a regular here)
 
I don’t know the answer to your question but I think you mean chitin.
Jul 10, 2019 15:33:54   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
 
fergablu2 wrote:
I think you mean chitin:

a fibrous substance consisting of polysaccharides and forming the major constituent in the exoskeleton of arthropods and the cell walls of fungi.


Jul 10, 2019 15:38:09   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
 
Margot in FL wrote:
I only know of chitlin in the plural and chitlins are a dish made from intestines, I believe, so that’s not it!

Yes, hog intestines, and a tasty dish they are, as long as you don't have to smell them cooking!
 
Jul 10, 2019 15:39:26   #
Joyce Martin (a regular here)
 
Yes, I meant Chitin not chitlin. Sorry. It’s found in Tofutsies yarn.
Jul 10, 2019 15:40:45   #
mattie cat (a regular here)
 
I tried to use Tofutsies (which contain chitin) sock yarn one time and, although I did not have any skin problems with it, every time I picked my knitting up I began to cough. I don't have any shell fish allergies. I set it aside for awhile and when I picked it up again I began to cough again. I had about a dozen balls that I gave away. Never did get a pair of socks made.
Jul 10, 2019 15:55:05   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
 
Well! Leave it to KP! More education every day and this is a lulu!! Being a southener, I know chitkins but not chitins, and no thank you to both...eating or knitting! Ewewew!
Jul 10, 2019 16:12:06   #
Pearls Girls (a regular here)
 
Interesting conversation. . . didn't know about either before.
Jul 10, 2019 16:31:19   #
Kansas g-ma (a regular here)
 
I've knit 2 sets of socks with Tofutsie, love the yarn, so soft. But then I am not allergic to shellfish in any way. I have a friend who is allergic and I would not make socks for her. Somewhere when i was looking at the yarn on line, some site warned not to use the yarn if you were allergic to shellfish.
 
Jul 10, 2019 16:34:18   #
mea
 
I still refer to my daughters as my Chitlins 😀


Jul 10, 2019 20:35:39   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
being an Aussie I have not heard of either..LOL
Jul 10, 2019 21:08:47   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
tdorminey wrote:
Yes, hog intestines, and a tasty dish they are, as long as you don't have to smell them cooking!


Jul 11, 2019 06:05:59   #
momrocks2010 (a regular here)
 
I've had an allergy to a craft yarn. I broke out in hives. Since it project was a gift I wanted to get it done. I wore plastic gloves and cut open a green garbage bag that I put from my neck to my toes. I looked kind of weird and my kids made fun, but I got it done. Never touched that stuff again!

Joyce Martin wrote:
Does anyone know about allergies to Chitlin. It is made from seashells and shrimp shells. Usually these are food allergies. Would like to make some socks with Wool that has a chitlin additive and am concerned about the allergy when in contact with the skin..
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