unplying yarn

is it hard to unply yarn......... i have some medium worsted 4 ply yarn that i want to unply it to makee four balls and do something lace


MMario's picture

Put it this way; unless it's a real emergency - it isn't worth the time or the effort.

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Jedwards's picture

oh ok thank u mario

QueerJoe's picture

Just know that plying a yarn adds both strength to the yarn and counter-balances the twist in the individual plies. So if you unply, the yarn could be significantly less strong and could torque/twist your knitted fabric.

Agree completely with MMario that it's easier to find a laceweight yarn instead.

Blankie's picture

The other problem is that the yarn twist has already been set, so the unplied strands will be "crinkly" unless you steam or rewash them. (I'm speaking mostly of wool... a synthetic might be permanently twisted.)

Much easier to just buy laceweight like MMario said.