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Whenever you take a single strand of continuous fibers and apply twist, you get something innately vulnerable and unbalanced. We have all sorts of tricks for beefing up the fibers, adding secret plies and twists and whatnot. But ultimately, such a yarn is so ill-suited for solo adventures that its name is in the plural: "singles." A few yarns buck the trend—I'm thinking specifically of Lopi, whose Icelandic wool fibers offer built-in structural help. But a whole generation of knitters has dismissed Lopi as "too scratchy." And the softer alternatives? Those fibers tend to be far too fine and vulnerable for

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