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KellyK
11-30-2005, 01:52 AM
Im starting to research yarn for my first after-Christmas project...the Knitting Pure & Simple pullover. It calls for heavy worsted yarn, 4 sts/in on sz 9 needles.

Im hoping for something SOFT, first of all, so soft that I wouldnt have to wear anything under it, with mostly wool content AND machine washable AND with nice color choices.

Does that exist?? Ive been perusing yarndex & its just alot to look through. Im getting confuddled.

Julie
11-30-2005, 02:01 AM
Well, if it didn't have to be machine washable, I would say Malabrigo. :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
Is that part totally non-negotiable??

KellyK
11-30-2005, 08:16 AM
I know me...and I wont wear it very often if I cant machine wash it. :(

nicolethegeek
11-30-2005, 09:00 AM
The yarn I'm using for the Skacel yarn ad sweater is working up wonderfully. How negotiable are your requirements? I'm using two strands of Sirdar Denim Chunky for the sweater.
*The yarn is a 60/25/15 mix of acrylic/cotton/wool... enough acrylic to be washable, enough cotton to be soft, enough wool to be warm.
*Gauge on the label is 14S 19R on US10/6.5mm needles
*Yarn is machine washable delicate, no dryer; dry cleanable

I'm recommending this yarn because after a little stumbling out of the starting gate, I have fallen in love with working with this yarn, and am so pleased with how my project is working out. I would love to make more sweaters out of this, but at $10.99 per ball on sale at my LYS for a 100g/156m ball, it won't be happening again soon. *cries for a way to get cheap yarn without cross-border shopping*

tigger0229
11-30-2005, 10:20 AM
KK, I am the same. I must have machine washable stuff.
now occasionally, something maybe in handwash, but I really hate doing that. not the actual washing, but having to find a place to lay it out to dry. that's the headache!

kitkat
11-30-2005, 10:25 AM
My yarn shop said alot of yarns can be done in the machine if you have a super delicate cycle.....

One of my co-workers buys alot of her yarns from here:

http://www.kraemeryarnshop.com/

Some really pretty stuff.

Also check out Elann maybe they will have something.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-30-2005, 10:49 AM
casecade 220 superwash!!!!!!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-30-2005, 10:50 AM
PS. you ARE waiting to start until after christmas right? like Dec 26th after christmas, or January after christmas? I'm trying to think ahead for KAL :-)

nicolethegeek
11-30-2005, 11:19 AM
The Skacel ad sweater I did up my sleeve/swatch for is a post-Christmas KAL.

Julie
11-30-2005, 12:11 PM
Wow kitkat, thanks for that link! There are some very interesting and pretty yarns there! (like I need yet another place to buy yarn!)

brightspot
11-30-2005, 12:37 PM
Hildegard, can you post a link of where to get it?

Julie
11-30-2005, 02:16 PM
Cascade 220 superwash? The best price I've seen online is here (http://bopeepswoolshop.easystorecreator.net).

Jan in CA
11-30-2005, 02:24 PM
Cascade 220 super wash is on sale here (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=9).

KellyK
11-30-2005, 02:52 PM
But...is the casecade 220 SW very SOFT? For some reason I didnt think it was.....

Mer
11-30-2005, 03:02 PM
Debbie Bliss yarns are often machine washable. How about Cashmerino Aran? (http://www.debbieblissonline.com/yarn/cash_aran.htm) Might fit the gauge, too.

KellyK
11-30-2005, 03:05 PM
OOH! That looks NICE, Mer!! Off to stalk EBay!!

Im still interested in cascade superwash reviews, though...

brightspot
11-30-2005, 04:48 PM
Thank you for the links. I may order some after my knitpick's order gets here.

Julie
11-30-2005, 04:50 PM
Kelly, my mom is knitting my DD a sweater in 220 superwash right now. I'll grab it and fondle it next time she's over. ;)

brightspot
11-30-2005, 04:55 PM
:lol:

kemp
11-30-2005, 04:57 PM
I think you just need to go to the biggest LYS and fondle some yarn. I have felt some of the superwash wools and haven't been super impressed with softness...but you would think at least one of them would be!

brightspot
11-30-2005, 05:10 PM
We have no LYS around here after the end of the week and she doesn't have anything like that.

KellyK
11-30-2005, 05:27 PM
yeah...I think you're right, Kempy. I was just thinking I could gain some direction from you wonderful yarn addicts here. :lol:

kemp
11-30-2005, 05:34 PM
I really haven't used superwash :oops: partly becuase of the feel and partly becasue I love to felt! I'll be interested to see if you can find one that meets your softness requirements.

feministmama
12-01-2005, 02:10 PM
Ya know the softness factor might come out in the wash (pun intended) I mean theres lots of yarns I use that are OK when I'm knitting with htem but the I wash it and OOoh Laaa Laaaaaa let the softness begin!!! o ask at your LYS if they know if softness comes out with washing.

KellyK
12-01-2005, 02:56 PM
Thanks, Femmy...I think that's exactly what Ill do!

kemp
12-01-2005, 04:21 PM
I asked my "blog people" about this and the two suggestions I've had so far are Lambís Pride Superwash Worsted Bulky and Wool Ease.

KellyK
12-01-2005, 04:31 PM
OOH! I didnt know Lambs Pride HAD a superwash!!

kemp
12-01-2005, 04:38 PM
I guess they do :) I really like the rest of their stuff, so maybe that would be a good bet???

KellyK
12-01-2005, 04:50 PM
Im gonna be up near one of my LOVERLY LYSs this EEEEEvening....I may just go cop a feel! :eyebrow:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-01-2005, 04:54 PM
KK I have some superwash that I thought you fondled! I can lend it to you for your fondling/swatching :-)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-01-2005, 04:56 PM
And I've never seen it on sale for less than 8.50, so Jan's link might be the best bet!!!!!

Jan in CA
12-01-2005, 05:22 PM
And I've never seen it on sale for less than 8.50, so Jan's link might be the best bet!!!!!

Whos the genius now! :roflhard:

KellyK
12-01-2005, 07:50 PM
I dont remember fondling your 220 superwash.....I remember it was orange. That's all I remember. Would you wear it without a layer underneath?

The Oak Park LYS didnt have any Lambs Pride Superwash. I bought NOTHING. yay. :|

jodstr2
12-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Zara.
it's not heavy worsted, it's DK. but it's 100% wool, machine washable, and softsoftsoft SOFT!!!

pic of prints:
http://www.yarns-and.com/fabrics/Filatura/FDCzaraprt.jpg

http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Filatura_Di_Crosa-Zara_Yarn-1820.html

this link has all the colors. I have a few solids and 2 of the twisted stripey ones, see my blog thread.
http://www.villageyarns.com/wffdczara.html

Zara Plus is worsted, but I've yet to touch it in person.
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Filatura_Di_Crosa-Zara_Plus_Yarn-1791.html

KellyK
12-01-2005, 11:15 PM
OOH! That's PREEETY! Zara Plus doesnt say its machine washable, though....

Ingrid
12-01-2005, 11:17 PM
It says machine wash at the bottom of the product description.

jodstr2
12-01-2005, 11:17 PM
it does ;)
Product Information

Brand: Filatura Di Crosa
Yarn Name: Zara Plus
Fiber Content: Wool
Ball Weight: 50g
Yardage: 77 yds.
Texture: Plied
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Gauge: 18
(Stitches per 4.0 inches/10cm.)
Needle Sizes: 7-9 U.S. (4.5-5.5mm)
Care: Machine Wash & Dry Flat.

KellyK
12-01-2005, 11:19 PM
ah, poop. The other Zara said it in the descriptive paragraph....so I looked there. Thanks for pointing out my stupidity and lack of detail orientation, Ingy. :P

Ingrid
12-01-2005, 11:26 PM
Debbie Bliss Merino Aran! (http://gallery.bcentral.com/GID4728469DD195592-Discount-Yarn/Discount-Yarn-Debbie-Bliss-Yarn/Debbie-Bliss-Yarn-Merino-Aran.aspx)

I bought it for my cabled sweater that I plan to make after, well after.

It's machine washable and I've been rubbing it on my neck and it's not at all itchy. Less expensive than the others, too.

KellyK
12-01-2005, 11:42 PM
I was looking at the DB Cashmerino Aran....its NICEY NICE! Im also considering Rowan Cash-soft. Same content as the DB. It may come down to what kind of sales I find. I dont really wanna spend more than 50.....I need 1,260 yds. 'Cuz Im fat.

Ingrid
12-01-2005, 11:58 PM
I was looking at the DB Cashmerino Aran....its NICEY NICE! Im also considering Rowan Cash-soft. Same content as the DB. It may come down to what kind of sales I find. I dont really wanna spend more than 50.....I need 1,260 yds. 'Cuz Im fat.

Around here we call it bulky!

jodstr2
12-02-2005, 12:15 AM
fat? nonsense.
voluptuous!
curvy!
womanly!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-02-2005, 12:16 AM
You're NOT fat!!! you're fluffy... like me! :-) We're like fun fur!

If it were a little thicker, I would wear a superwash sweater without a shirt underneath (I would wear a bra, just because that might be scary). It's soft enough to be next to skin. But I would wear another layer just for warmth.