How Caron Simply Soft is Made

How Caron Simply Soft Yarn is Made

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

9 thoughts on “How Caron Simply Soft Yarn is Made

  • July 30, 2015 at 9:28 am
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    I thought this was great fun to read about how the yarn balls are done. Thank heavens for the machines. I’d hate to pull and wind all that yarn by hand. Thanks, Diva Dan, for making this available to us.

  • July 19, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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    This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing. My grandmother and I knit our mittens exclusively from Caron Simply Soft yarn. I’ll have to print this article out for her… I know she’ll enjoy reading it!

  • July 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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    When I worked at National Spinning in the 70’s, they did the whole process at the plant – from processing the raw material, roving, spinning, winding, twisting, doubler, skein winding, dyeing, etc to the finished product. We even did the labels!!!

  • April 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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    What a great tour. Thanks so much! Some interesting stuff here. People still don’t realize the work that goes into making this. They also don’t get that even machines aren’t perfect and that there will always be knots. Isn’t that what crochet is anyway? Making a bunch of knots? What’s one or two more? Deal with it and move on with more knots! LOL Nice work Mikey! Nice work.

  • April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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    Fascinating! Mikey…one of the things I’m REALLY curious about is how do they dye slow colour-changing yarns? One-colour yarns is pretty obvious…even fast colour-changing yarn is within the scope of my imagination. But slow-changing…that stumps me. Would love to see a video of how this is done!

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      April 19, 2015 at 4:27 pm
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      I would love to know that as well. I think it’s a quietly kept secret as I don’t know that either.

  • April 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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    Wow that was very interesting. I hate it when I get to many knots.

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