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March 9th, 2011, 06:50 PM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Carolina
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I'd like to knit a few soakers for Abri this summer, but I need help with my yarn selection. I know it needs to be worsted weight wool that is not super wash. Other than that, I'm pretty clueless- single ply or double ply, can it be a blend of alpaca and wool? I'd like to find the least expensive multi-colored yarn possible. Do you have suggestions of online stores to buy yarn? She is wearing 18 month pants these days, so how many ounces would I need for a soaker vs. longies? Your help is appreciated!

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March 9th, 2011, 08:36 PM
SuJo's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2010
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I too don't know the technicalities on wool, but I do like to shop! Do you have a Tuesday Morning in your area? I was in our local one, and they had wool yarns there for much better prices than the craft stores. Lot's of different blends. Once you get help on the type, you might check it out if you have one near you.
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March 10th, 2011, 11:16 PM
MOI's Mommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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I just finished my first pair of longies and they are about 18+ months size as well for Isobel. For my longies I just used Patons Classic wool. It was pretty cheap on sale for $5 at Michael but regular 6.99 at an actual yarn store I found. I knit it up with just one 3.5 oz skein (double ply) and a bit extra for contrasting trim. they seem to work really well and really the price can't be beat.

I hang out on ravelery as well and people recommended Lion's brand fishermens wool since it is inexpensive, very, very durable for toddlers and will get softer as it's washed and lanolised. And it takes dye beautifully - I am going to experiment with koolaid dying as soon as I pick up some.

Knit picks seems to be pretty popular to purchase yarn from but i'm not quite at that point yet.
Bev - Mommy of Madilyn (8), Owen (6), and Isobel (2)

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April 5th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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here is a chart I found..

i can't copy and paste but if you send me your email I can send it to you..
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April 6th, 2011, 09:43 PM
flitabout's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pipestone, Minnesota
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I love Paradise fibers! They usually have great sales I have bought a tun from them.Paradise Fibers, Yarn and weaving looms
and here is a pattern that is for longies and soakers. freesoakerpattern

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April 10th, 2011, 07:25 PM
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I can receive pms now!! if you want I can send you that link i menitoned..
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