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[Crochet] How do you split worsted weight yarn?

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Post time: 2016-8-10 10:35
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I don't know if this is the right place to ask but....I have a lot of worsted weight yarn in a very pale gray and found some patterns that I can try with this color but I need the yarn to be thinner. How do YOU split the yarn? I have tried many times just to end up with two tiny balls and a huge knot connected to the main skein!
Thank you!
Post time: 2016-8-13 03:54
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you can not create, normally melts. If it is too thick, I would spend it to make a basket, carpet ... a case ... something that comes in handy to be stronger and more rigid
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Post time: 2016-8-24 06:02
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thank you!!!!!
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Post time: 2018-2-25 07:50
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It takes a lot of time and patience. I will make a ball with the smaller strand that I am removing so that I can weave it as it separates. Only work small lengths at a time or it will tangle. It will take a day, sometimes two, to split one small skein.


Wow, that actually sounds horrible! Ha Ha! Thanks for your help.  Post time 2018-2-26 00:54
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Post time: 2018-3-7 02:49
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I wouldn't recommend splitting plys in commercial yarn.  A lot of the time it has been chemically treated to maintain it's shape so as you untwist a yarn, it wants to go back to what it was. Unplyed, it will be a tangled mess, even if you manage to knit something, it will be twisted up.  I don't think it's worth all the time it would take to unply the yarn when your time could be better spent sourcing yarn in the same color in the weight you want (there are so many yarns out there) and knitting it up.  Just my two cents.
If it's handspun on the other hand, go for it. It will take a lot of time but hey, it's handspun.
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