Against better judgement!

So, I thought for Steves birthday I would make him a something really special. I was gonna knit him a cuddly little monkey to help him sleep while im on a night shift. So I did a practice run and it worked fine. I found some really nice yarn, Sirday wow. It feels just like velvet and is really nice, looks nice, feels nice so decided to buy 4 balls. Then I started to use it and all I can say is I wish I never bought it. Its really difficult to knit with, it gets stuck on the needles, the stitches are really hard to work and the fibres keep falling out.

I saw that Jeff had used something that looks similar to make those fantastic phone caddies and scarves and thought I would give it a go, but I think Im gonna give up on this yarn after only working six or seven rows. Im a bit disappointed cos it does feel really nice, just really difficult to work with. Does anyone have any tips on working with it?? Would love some feedback Smile


Chris Vandenburg's picture


I totally understand what you are going through..... I have dealt with a great many guys who have felt good, but are difficult to handle.  And you are right......... Give up on it!


"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

twistknit's picture

Knitting is suppose to be fun and if the yarn you are using is taking away from the fun-ditch it. Buy something you enjoy using. Does the monkey pattern call for a specific brand of yarn? Or is it your own pattern?

I recently made a hat from yarn that looked and felt great but was a complete pain to knit.  I was so relieved to be finished with it!  Maybe your problem yarn could be turned into a simple garter stitch scarf or something using larger, rounded needles.  Find something friendlier to make the cuddly little monkey with.