Wooly Nylon 3-thread Overlock Nightmare Scarf

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Again, that I didn't commit suicide after 2 hours of threading and rethreading and changing tension settings, stitch length, cutting widths, differential feeds, stitch finger on, off, you name it. In the end I got a somewhat ok effect (most of my initial settings gave me a flat lock!) but nowhere near perfect. I found that one of my wooly nylon threads was badly twisted coming off the spool and no matter how much I tried to untwist it before threading it would keep getting caught it that tiny little squiggly pin you need to first run the thread thru. Nightmare. Once I found the right settings the scarf took 4 minutes to sew. 2.5 hours for 4 minutes of real sewing. Must be a world record. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Breathe in through the nose, out through the mouth. Close your eyes and think of a happy place. Ok now rethread that wooly nylon one more time...

What you will need

  • A stretchy knit
  • double thickness for warmth. Wooly nylon thread in the upper and lower loopers and regular polyester thread in the left needle.

Q&A with Sucredesignercakes

Amy Alan asked:
I"m sorry to hear the wooly nylon gave you such a fit! You'd never know it because your stitch is really beautiful. Did you try putting thread nets around the wooly nylon spools to try to help it feed off more evenly?
Sucredesignercakes answered:
Ahhh! The nets! That's right - I had purchased some and completely forgotten about that tip. I will try those from now on, thank you!!!