Sometimes your yarn splits because you are working against the direction that the yarn is twisted in, so you are basically untwisting it. By working with the opposite end of the yarn you can work into the same direction that the yarn is twisted in, so that it doesn’t split.
What does it mean when a yarn splits?
No matter how you describe it: yarn getting fuzzy, splitting, unraveling, or just plain coming apart, it’s a problem. When yarn splits, it makes crocheting more difficult and loosens the fiber, which results in a crochet piece that doesn’t look professional.
How do you keep yarn from untwisting?
Wind it into a ball again, however small, and use a hair clip to keep it from unraveling. This will keep it wound and prevent it from becoming tangled if you store it in a box. This is just one way to begin organizing all your yarn and yarn scraps.
Which yarn does not split?
However, Z twisted yarn is spun counter-clockwise which is the same direction as you crochet (such as yarning over). That means you prevent the splitting and actually enforce the twist.
Why does my yarn fray?
Pilling happens when loose fibers begin to twist, tangle, mat, or form little balls on top of the sweater. Most knit items will start to pill at some point if they are worn and used. If you’d like to remove the stray threads, do not pull them with your hands as this can cause the knit to stretch and become uneven.
How do you keep yarn from twisting when crocheting?
Try using the yarn from the opposite end of the ball or skein. If you normally pull from the center, try using the outside end instead, or vice versa. In this way, you can often cancel out the effects of any twist put into the yarn in that final stage of skeining or balling. Re-skein or re-wind the ball.