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nittinnut Posted - 04/04/2014 : 3:12:38 PM
I don't know about you but I hate my yarn to twist. I'm using a nice wool but am constantly having to untwist the yarn. Suddenly my experience as an industry safety inspector came back to me. In metal drawing where heavy-duty wire is unwound from a reel and fed into another machine, it is threaded through a snarl switch. If the wire kinks/twists the little bit if pressure from the snarl switch allows it to be straightened.

So, I've made a snarl switch by putting a couple of stitch markers on the yarn. If a twist makes it to the markers, it gently untwists the yarn as it goes through. So far so good!!!

Linda
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donnawatk Posted - 04/07/2014 : 08:05:09 AM
Thanks, Ill have to try this. I have the sleeve of a ink pen. I take its the weight from the stitch markers that keep thing on order?
azblueskies Posted - 04/07/2014 : 07:25:38 AM
Great idea! And I never thought of threading two yarns through a tube...another great idea. Thanks, ladies!

azblue
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Ceil Posted - 04/05/2014 : 10:11:42 PM
??? Not sure I'm visualizing this right. Would you post an action photo somewhere?

Ceil
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ikkivan Posted - 04/05/2014 : 07:04:15 AM
Hmmm, if I'm visualizing this correctly, perhaps this is the reason my yarn has little or no twisting when I am holding two yarns together as one ... I always thread them through a small plastic tube (from cover over a disposable syringe) to help them feed evenly to my hands. Is this a similar thing? If so, I may need to do that for just one strand, too.

Thanks for the tip!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)

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