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Jul 2, 2012 11:58:48   #
Tulsagal44
 
Are any of you finding that the yarn knits up fluffier on the wrong (purl) side and how does one rectify that. I've tried brushing the knit side but that doesn't work. Any suggestions?
 
Jul 2, 2012 12:07:34   #
Linday
 
If you read the many posts on these bears you will find that many knitters have found the same thing. Some have used the inside as the outside. I guess it just depends on what you like. There are no hard and fast rules other than to have fun while creating your bear.
Jul 2, 2012 12:09:27   #
karwal
 
I agree, I am knitting one with mohair and the purl side is much more fuzzier than the knit side. I also tried brushing it. Am considering putting the purl side on the outside due it being fuzzier. I read that one girl puts hers in the dryer after completing it, she says it makes it fluffier.
Jul 2, 2012 12:53:03   #
Tulsagal44
 
Thanks girls I will take all your suggestions and try them. I was also thinking of flip flopping the contrast yarn (for muzzle and paws) and reverse pattern to knit the purls and purl the knits, that way you can use the wrong side of MC, and contrast yarn would still be right side. Think that would work or have I completely confused you?
Jul 2, 2012 13:42:08   #
kayers
 
I am going to try that way on my next one too. My first bear was basically inside out, but it still looked good.
Tulsagal44 wrote:
Thanks girls I will take all your suggestions and try them. I was also thinking of flip flopping the contrast yarn (for muzzle and paws) and reverse pattern to knit the purls and purl the knits, that way you can use the wrong side of MC, and contrast yarn would still be right side. Think that would work or have I completely confused you?
Jul 2, 2012 13:43:38   #
HandyFamily (a regular here)
 
Eyelash yarn is always fluffier on the purl side.
 
Jul 2, 2012 15:31:13   #
Tulsagal44
 
This did not work for me so will have to stay with the original patt. will have to put together on the wrong side but will be okay anyway.
Jul 2, 2012 15:34:42   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
Tulsagal44 wrote:
This did not work for me so will have to stay with the original patt. will have to put together on the wrong side but will be okay anyway.


I just finished my first bear but didn't use a very fuzzy yarn. Many people that did use a fuzzy yarn did turn the bear inside out and use the purl side for the right side when putting it together. I think the instructions also mentioned using the wrong side for the outside of the bear.
Jul 2, 2012 15:38:27   #
Tulsagal44
 
mombr4 wrote:
Tulsagal44 wrote:
This did not work for me so will have to stay with the original patt. will have to put together on the wrong side but will be okay anyway.


I just finished my first bear but didn't use a very fuzzy yarn. Many people that did use a fuzzy yarn did turn the bear inside out and use the purl side for the right side when putting it together. I think the instructions also mentioned using the wrong side for the outside of the bear.


Thank you I believe that will be my alternative couldn't make anything else work and I'm determined as I love this bear and I love Gypsycream projects.
Jul 3, 2012 07:13:05   #
mudmatters
 
I used Ostrich yarn for one bear and had the same problem. The wrong side resembled thick fur fabric, and the outside almost thread bare (bear !) I discovered that you can actually pull the threads through to the right side by just repeatedly running the tip of the knitting needle over the piece, taking care not to break the stitches.
Jul 3, 2012 07:56:07   #
Gypsycream
 
I've never had this problem, but if you do decide to use the purl side and you are doing a bear with contrast please remember to do one more row before you switch yarns or you will be using the wrong side of the contrast too :D

One extra row wont make that much difference to your bear.
 
Jul 3, 2012 08:13:50   #
laurie4
 
when i use eyelash yarn i only knit all the way and i find it is fluffy on both sides and you don't see the stitch anyways so why bother to purl
Jul 3, 2012 12:24:27   #
jenuyne
 
I have been doing the purl side on the outside but as Pat suggests do a couple of rows on the right side then do the reverse. keeps it thicker on the outerside and you don't have to brush it.. Love the look. they are such wonderful bears they look good either way.
Jul 3, 2012 14:02:00   #
Tulsagal44
 
Gypsycream wrote:
I've never had this problem, but if you do decide to use the purl side and you are doing a bear with contrast please remember to do one more row before you switch yarns or you will be using the wrong side of the contrast too :D

One extra row wont make that much difference to your bear.


Thank you and yes I will add the extra row that will work.
Jul 3, 2012 15:45:07   #
laurie kinnunen
 
Have to say I just finished my 1st bear. His name is Theo. I had such fun making him and I learned so much! He will go to my grandson for his birthday today. I will post a picture if I can figure out how to do it.I crocheted one using the basket-weave stitch that turned out really good. Gave it to my cousin who had cancer and made up a hat to wear with it. Only wish I had thought to take a picture. Do you have that pattern? It was free and I probably still have a copy.
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