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anyone still around? [Jan. 9th, 2010|09:54 pm]
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[stochastically]
i want to attempt my first soaker or maybe shorties... or longies, who knows. anyway i am in love with a ton of pretty wool on etsy and i checked the aubrey doodlepants pattern but i don't see anywhere where it says how much wool i will need? i know it depends on the size of my babe but... i need a guideline! anyone? i'm thinking it'll be a medium/largish... tia!


ETA: if i knit with merino should i elasticize the waist or something? i've heard it can lose its shape after a while... (i think that's merino, right?)
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2010-01-10 04:16 am (UTC)
curly purly is for non single ply merinos - it doesn't hold up well long term unless it's a wool with better memory.

but drawstrings hold up longies fine. i preferred to move towards much more rugged yarn by the medium largish size so they didn't felt and pill like crazy from all the movement.
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[User Picture]From: stochastically
2010-01-16 07:40 pm (UTC)
can you suggest some more 'rugged' yarns for me? i'm looking at etsy and don't have an actual store i could go to, and i'm not really familiar with the different kinds.
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2010-01-16 07:52 pm (UTC)
I grew to LOVE Peace Fleece for that. The colors are amazing (way more multi-dimensional than they show on the website). It's not overwhelmingly soft to work with, but softens considerably with washing AND it washes in the machine on delicate with no problem!

there are lots of co-ops where you can buy it wholesale, on ravelry and the co-op group here.
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[User Picture]From: stochastically
2010-01-16 11:01 pm (UTC)
great, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: mamapear
2010-05-25 10:05 am (UTC)
Knitpicks.com "wool of the andes" is great!
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