Hello everyone! This is my first post on the forums and I’m so glad to be here with you all!
I just wanted to share my current plight…please send any good vibes and well-wishes my way!
-unearthed two lovely skeins from my stash and remembered they were part of a ufo sweater from ages ago
-got really excited to reclaim the yarn for a new project!
-found the pieces & started frogging only to find, to my dismay, the project was double stranded
-and of course the two strands have been very diligently working on becoming conjoined all this time!
If it wasn’t such a beautiful yarn (and such a large amount of said yarn), I’d probably just forget about it. But, here I am, at least until my patience and sanity begin to waver. ::sigh::
Welcome to FiberKind @Jen IK , and, um, good luck!?!
@Jen IK I work double stranded often. When I frog something, I typically find another project to work double stranded because taking apart those two strands is a big and painful job. Not that I’m opposed to doing so…I’ve actually unplied yards and yards of single strands in order to create my own gradients/color-changing yarns, but again…it’s a lot of work.
ETA: Oh…and I don’t mean you need to look for another project that specifically calls for using 2 strands. I often just work a project using the yarn as it’s weighted doubled. I double fingering quite often to use as DK just because I have tons of sock yarn (not that I don’t also have tons of DK already!)
@EllenDeKnitter thanks, much appreciated!
@knitterlady13 yes, great suggestion! I was planning on using it for a larger project because there’s so much of it, but I just may have to rethink that! I got one sleeve frogged and separated so far, and the entire rest to go…I really like the sound of using it doubled instead. Thank you!
In the past I have been interested in the unplying and blending of strands that you mentioned. Maybe someday!
It’s definitely a lot of work, but also kind of fun to blend colors. I’ve done this a few times. Here’s one project that I made with part of a rainbow pack that had distinct color changes. I posted this somewhere else, but maybe in the original site, before we switched platforms a few weeks in.
@Jen IK Welcome! We’re so glad you found us, this is such a great community. Good luck reclaiming all that lovely yarn.
@knitterlady13 that’s gorgeous! Did you just ply a few yards of each of color changes together, work the single color, then ply again at the next change? I really like that effect!
As for holding double, I’ve got a few balls of goldenrod mohair that I have been wanting to use doubled with a thicker yarn to give a halo look to the project. Don’t know what the thicker yarn (or the project) will be quite yet, but I’ll know it when I see it, haha.
@FreedomLover thank you, everyone’s been great and so friendly! Never really partook in the social aspect during my 11 years “elsewhere”, but I’ve already learned a lot in my two days here!
Gorgeous, and rather ironic that you have frogs in this pic…I can’t tell if they are sad or not
HI Jen…Welcome to the group and good luck with your yarn…it is yummy!!
@rollinge Ha! I didn’t even make the connection before! Neither of those are my frogs though. This beautiful piece was created by @knitterlady13 and I assume those are her frogs down there as well! If I can figure out how to post a picture, I’ll share my frogs!
Love the color, but I wanted to see a real frog!! Glad you figured out how to post your pics
@rollinge LOL! I hadn’t even thought about the frogs!
@Jen IK In the narrower sections I plied together about 10 yards of each color. As the piece got wider, I used about 20 yards of each. That meant unplying 10 yards of each and using 2 plies from each color for 20 yards. Fortunately I have a tall, open staircase and was able to hang the ends over the rail to untwist a bit before winding the two colors together. So, yes, I worked the combined colors, then worked a single color, then worked plied colors, etc. It did mean a lot more ends to weave in, but fortunately I don’t mind doing that.
That’s a beautiful dark gray! I can see why you’d want to reclaim the yarn.
This is a very friendly bunch.
I do love me some tedium, but I’ve only recently gotten over my opposition to weaving in. Well, getting better at it at least.
Ohhh, yes! Beautiful yarn @Jen IK! Crossing my fingers for you and your frogging project.
Gorgeous color - I love it!