View Full Version : What's wrong with my knitting?
01-21-2009, 10:20 AM
I've just started learning to knit and am currently knitting a ribbed scarf. As I knit, it seems as though the yarn is 'fraying' - my scarf is now quite fuzzy... How do I stop the fuzziness? Is it because of my way of holding the yarn? Or must I store the yarn properly so that it doesn't snag on any rough surface? Or is it normal for the yarn to become so fuzzy as I knit? Please advice!! The yarn I'm using is 40% wool, 40% acrylic and 20% alpaca... Completely clueless as to why my scarf is now so fuzzy ):
01-21-2009, 10:33 AM
It could be the yarn, some of them are more fuzzy when handled and knit up than they look in the skein. Have you ripped out and restarted a lot?
01-21-2009, 11:55 AM
No doubt it is the yarn. Some really changes texture when it comes in contact with your skin. It is no different than the pilling that occurs after wearing a sweater. Wish there was a way to stop it but I certainly don't know how!
Jan in CA
01-21-2009, 01:11 PM
Some yarns just tend to get fuzzy. Alpaca especially in my experience. I knit my daughter some wool/alpaca mittens recently and they are quite fuzzy.
01-22-2009, 07:15 AM
Nope, didn't rip it at all... Perhaps it's just the wool then. Thanks!