If you are simply separating strands you held together for a project, they won’t be that tightly spun together anyway, so you may be able to divide out the separate yarns quite a bit before they start to tangle and need the clip to give the process some order. … But splitting yarn from a pull-skein works just fine, too.
What does it mean when yarn splits?
Sometimes your yarn splits because you are working against the direction that the yarn is twisted in, so you are basically untwisting it. By working with the opposite end of the yarn you can work into the same direction that the yarn is twisted in, so that it doesn’t split.
How do you unravel a strand of yarn?
Use your needles or crochet hook.
One of the most traditional ways to untangle a mess of knotted or twisted up yarn is to use your knitting needles or crochet hook. Use one or both of your needles to comb through your yarn and pull out the tangles. If there are tight knots, use one needle to loosen these knots.
What is Z twist?
noun. a direction of the twist in yarns, from top right to bottom left, resembling the long stroke of the letter Z.