I'm close to finishing a shawl with the "Noro knock off" Boku Plymouth yarn. I'm worried I've made a mistake. It's very pretty, but it's the scratches thing I've ever felt. As I was knitting with it I also had to stop numerous time to try and pull out little bits of well something. Sometimes it was little things that look like pieces of wheat other times little brown things that look like small thorny vines. I bought all the yarn to finish it so I'm going to, but I doubt I'll use Boku again.
Anyone have suggestions on how to soften it up during blocking? It is a mix of wool and silk.