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GinnyG
02-27-2007, 04:14 PM
I am a volunteer EMT with my local Fire Dept. We got new EMT coats this year in the ever popular Lime Green "safety color". I'd like to make knit hats for everyone for those cold night calls but can't find the correct color anywhere.

I am looking for an acrylic yarn in the a yellow/green flourescent color. ANyone seen it anywhere?

Jan in CA
02-27-2007, 05:13 PM
Your wish is my command! :teehee: See if this works for you!

http://spinblessing.com/item.php?art=falkneon

GinnyG
02-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Actually I think the flourescent yellow on the same page matches better but THAT'S THE IDEA!!!!

I'd like to make 12-15 hats (the number of squad members) so might look to see if I can't find something a llittle cheaper, ALTHOUGH wool would be warmer!!

I'm going to order a couple skeins and see how it works up!

THanks!

Jan in CA
02-27-2007, 05:47 PM
You're welcome! Wool would definitely be warmer since that is your goal. I'm not sure, but I think you can get a hat out of one skein. :thinking: Guess that would be expensive, but you could do it over time. Maybe as Christmas gifts? I've never seen anything that bright elsewhere. I thought it might be cute for kids hats, too! :teehee:

Now I see that it's a fine weight yarn #2. Might take more than one for a hat, but would be nice and thin to go under helmets if need be and since it glows in the dark it would be a safety feature.. You could also use it doubled just for some stripes of color with worsted weight yarn.

GinnyG
02-27-2007, 05:57 PM
Yes, I just noticed that. I think I'll order two skeins double it and see how it works up.

psammeadred
02-27-2007, 11:02 PM
You might also consider Caron Simply Soft Brites - I think they have a "safety green" type color.

Jan in CA
02-27-2007, 11:12 PM
You might also consider Caron Simply Soft Brites - I think they have a "safety green" type color.

I'd forgotten about those! They wouldn't be as warm, but they are nice and bright!
Caron Simply Soft Brites (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_brites.html)

GinnyG
02-28-2007, 06:08 AM
Found it, the color is lemonaide and it is BRITE!!

:muah: Thanks!

Jan in CA
02-28-2007, 11:56 AM
Caron SS? It's cheaper so you can get more hats, too. ;)

GinnyG
02-28-2007, 02:15 PM
Absolutely!!

Later, it was just pointed out to me that the acrylic yarn is not a good idea because it melts at high temps and that wool would be safer. SInce many EMTs respond to fires I guess I'll stick with wool!!

Kaydee
02-28-2007, 04:38 PM
Absolutely!!

Later, it was just pointed out to me that the acrylic yarn is not a good idea because it melts at high temps and that wool would be safer. SInce many EMTs respond to fires I guess I'll stick with wool!!

Ouch! Good thinking sticking to wool.

Jan in CA
02-28-2007, 06:53 PM
Ohhh.... DH is a retired firefighter and I didn't think of that! :help: Glad you did!

GinnyG
02-28-2007, 07:16 PM
Actually, I didn't, someone else did!!! Good thing too!!!

puppyluv
03-07-2007, 09:53 PM
I just ran across this and hope I'm not too late in telling you!

The yarndex review on this yarn says it does not glow in the dark. (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=2049)

Looking closer at the link (http://spinblessing.com/item.php?art=falkneon), it does say Under UV light the Falk neon colors glow in the dark.

...which I think may be a "black light"...

GinnyG
03-07-2007, 10:15 PM
Thanks, but I didn't figure it actually glowed in the dark, but the color does look like a pretty good match!