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CDKnittingMama
02-16-2007, 02:59 PM
If someone is allregic to Soy when consumed, dose that mean they won't be able to wear it?

I have some 70% wool 30% soy yarn. I have allready started knitting for sed person and i really hope she will be able to wear the fiber.

TIA
Laurette

Knitting_Guy
02-16-2007, 05:10 PM
Food allergies and skin contact allergies tend to be completely different things.

Cristy
02-16-2007, 06:48 PM
Is it a surprise? Could you ask her?

psammeadred
02-16-2007, 07:33 PM
At the end of May, I could probably tell you. (I'm taking graduate Immunology this semester.) Right now, I would have to say: ask her! If the garment will give her an allergic response, you'd be better off knowing now than when you've finished it.

CDKnittingMama
02-16-2007, 07:33 PM
Yeah, it is a suprise.

Actually I am knitting a pair of wool pants used for Cloth diapering. They are for a friend of mine's daughter(baby) who is nursing. The mom cant eat soy because it bothers the baby in the milk. So I was not sure exactally if it would make the baby break out or not.

Thanks for the replies. I hope she can wear them!

:)

cmello
02-19-2007, 12:12 PM
I have lots of contact dermatitis problems. I can eat coconut (yummy) but can't use any products containing coconut on my skin.

So I think the problem with soy food allergy versus soy on the skin is that it will be OK...she won't get contact dermatitis from the yarn.

Carol