View Poll Results: How do you say skein?
skane 66 36.26%
skeen 112 61.54%
other 4 2.20%
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #21
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I personally say skane, my friend says skeen. It always feels so awkward of a word for me to say, lol. How do you say it?
I say 'skane'...and with it being in the name of my blog, my etsy, my Ravelry ID, and my DS id, I say it constantly, LOL.

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Skeen. Now to untrain my bad habit!
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I've always said "skine" (rhymes with mine). Whoops!
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Re: how do you say skein?

Skane, never considered it could be pronounced another way. It would be interesting to compare where people are regionally to how they say it...

I'm in CA.
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Really? People say skane? That is bizarre!! It's like the first time I heard my husband say "Vi-eena sausages". HUH???
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Re: how do you say skein?

I've actually never said it out loud (not a knitter), but I've always read it as "skine". Funny, now I know!
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:34 AM   #27
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Re: how do you say skein?

I've only ever heard one person say skeen, and she was just teaching herself to knit so not around it very often. I've always said skane. But I have a family full of crafters who are anal about spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

For some reason though I always had said merino as "MARE i noh" instead of "mah REE noh". Still untraining myself from that one.
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I find myself flip flopping but usually say skeen.
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Re: how do you say skein?

Skayne....but a friend os mine says skeen and I know that isn't right and it drives me nuts lol. Also have heard skine....LOL It's funny how people think of things differently. Maybe it is a regional thing?
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #30
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I googled it and found a men who knit poll of the same thing, lol http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/?q=node/1703
As a knitting man, I never knew that site existed, so thanks for posting this.
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