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question for crocheters/knitters

Post: #209062 mrsflibble
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:32 am

have you ever tried owrking with jute string? is it meant to hurt this fricking much?! my fingers really hurt and my knuckles are burning!!!



have just covered my most painful finger with a latex finger cot..... wish me luck!!
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Post: #209076 Ellendra
Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:02 pm

I've tried crocheting with jute once, I learned to not let it "slide" like softer yarns do. It'll rub your skin raw if you let it. Good luck!

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Post: #209081 Annpan
Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:48 pm

I made a fab wee bag from jute string.... yes it did hurt, I remember struggling to not let it slip through my fingers just pick up and wrap round (it was knitted)
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Re: question for crocheters/knitters

Post: #209174 mrsflibble
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:56 pm

well i have finished the soles of the slippers i am making.... NEVER using just again lol!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: question for crocheters/knitters

Post: #209183 NaturalBlue
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:52 pm

lol! If you're quite dextrous you could try doing the knitting/crocheting with cotton gloves on? I've also heard that freezing it first can make it easier to work with - I'm looking to make a shopping bag that I've seen a pattern for - but maybe I won't :icon_smile:

How did the slippers turn out?
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Re: question for crocheters/knitters

Post: #209263 growingthings
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:54 am

I've made bags and baskets with jute string, I think the only way I spared my fingers was to for go my usual technique and worry about the tension - otherwise I haven't got any intelligent suggestions- not very helpful I'm afraid! :( :lol:

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Re: question for crocheters/knitters

Post: #209365 Gem
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:22 pm

I have worked with jute before, it does hurt your hands! I found I just had to do a little at a time and it was not so bad in the long run...

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Re: question for crocheters/knitters

Post: #209650 snapdragon
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Working crochet with harsh fibres I cut a finger out of an old leather glove, when that wore out cut another one and so on.

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