it seems that rolling the entire ball of yarn stretched onto a paper towel roll really does help. i didn't go much faster, but having it ready to use was less annoying. i also found that you could make it ruffle more if you spaced the stitches out, but that also made it droopier. i finished the adult scarf, sewed in the ends and promptly recruited a model.
she was a bit of a diva at first......
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