I am working on a pattern that called for a linen/cotton/viscose blend yarn (lightweight). I was unable to find anything like this at any of the LYS. However, I did find that I can use Crochet Thread to accomplish the same look as it is the same weight and gauge. So my problem? It is slippery and I cannot get it to stay in my hand! I use my left hand to hold the yarn (continental knitting). The thread/yarn is constantly wanting to fall off the back of my hand especially when purling.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? I love this Bolero sweater and don't want to give up on it just because of the yarn.
Also, it comes on a cardboard spool. Should I make a ball out of it instead?