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I don't know how else to describe this, except for what I have in the subject. The way I knit (English, but more specifically how I handle the yarn, I guess) is loosening the wool as it gets closer to the needles. In fact, one spot got so weak that after knitting and then frogging it, it broke. Am I too used to the industrial stuff? Is this normal? (By the way, no other breakage since.)<br><br>
(I've only knitted with Cascade 220 other than this wool. This is Artful Yarns. <a href="http://www.handworksgallery.com/shakey.htm" target="_blank">http://www.handworksgallery.com/shakey.htm</a> Be Not Afraid is my colorway.)
 

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Some yarns don't have the twist set very well, and they'll unravel as you knit. ONe way to help, is to dangle your WIP and spin it around a few times every few rows.
 

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It's nice to know it's not just me, LifeIZ. And good tip, liawbh! I will remember that. It's interesting to know it's about the twist and not the fact that it's wool. Thanks you two.
 

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It's also a single ply. Yarns with multiple plies are stronger. Single ply yarns can also cause your knitting to lean a bit on the bias depending on what stitch you use.
 
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