Hey guys. I am working on a khata for spiritual director of mine. I bought
some 100% silk for it. I have had trouble from winding up to the knitting.
Has anyone else on here had issues with it. Its not a tight spin on the yarn.
Its very loose, however its only white I could find.
Its very difficult to wind as well. I had to actually cut some of it on the winder as it got pretty knotted up. I tried going slower so it would not be too tight, but when I did that it started coming loose and wrapping up on the pole. When I went too fast it was very tight and make the yarn thiner than what i wanted. As I was getting to the end I had to adjust the pole several times to keep from it dropping off.
On the ball it is very hard to control it sometimes simply sluffs off getting knotted again. In the actual knitting I am not having any difficulty there. however my needles do not have a sharp point to them and the lace pattern I am using helps a bit on that.
This is the second time I've encountered difficulty with these kinda a yards. Another time it was 100 % soy based, it was simply too slippery to put on the winder so i had to do that chair thingy and wind it up in a ball on my own(it took forever)
Any good advice on this?