|So beautifully wound!|
When I purchased the lace weight Jaggerspun Zephyr that I am using for my Queen Silvia’s wrap I was captivated by the perfectly put up skeins. I knew the white yarn would stay cleaner because there was no risk of it rolling around. I also find that intricate patterns are easier to work with a center pull skein, because the yarn comes out so evenly.
|Ready to pull center thread...|
Delighted with my purchase, I quickly went to Ravelry to read all about my new yarn. ( Do you do that? I learn so much...)
Good thing I did. Ravelry is such a font of information. I stumbled onto a thread which was discussing something I now call the “ball collapse” syndrome. A center pull skein in very fine yarn unwinds well at the beginning but can deflate and tangle once the center yarn is used up. That sparked the memory from a few years ago of another fragile merino lace weight yarn that became so hopelessly tangled that I finally had to snip the yarn and purchase more. The merino fibers literally stuck together, and could not be separated with out damaging the threads. I did not have the time or patience to use any tried and true separating methods!
|You would think that I should have remembered,|
especially because I clearly kept this as a warning!
Needless to say, this time I tucked the center end of yarn back in the middle and started working this shawl with the yarn end from the outside of the skein. I keep it in a Ziploc bag so it is protected as it rolls around. It is working out pretty well. But, I have to admit, every time the yarn tightens up a little bit as I am working one of the countless nupps (bobbles)in the pattern and I have to unwind the ball to keep the yarn slack, I have to restrain myself from giving into the temptation of using the yarn from the center of the skein.
Have you ever had a pull skein of fine yarn collapse?