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Nobones
05-19-2007, 04:13 PM
I'm making something and it says to use Double knit yarn.

Some suggestions please, what do you like to use?

Nobonesx

DQ
05-19-2007, 04:37 PM
Depends what you're making and how much you want to spend really :)

samm
05-19-2007, 05:53 PM
I like the dk yarns from Rowan a lot. Lovely to knit with. samm

figaro
05-19-2007, 05:55 PM
I bought me some Bernat Softee Baby a while ago, it seemed nice to me.

jeanius80
05-19-2007, 06:45 PM
I just bought a ball of Rowan Pure Wool DK in Tea Rose. it is very soft and they had a lot of pretty colors! it was hard to pick just one!

mks22300
05-19-2007, 07:24 PM
I've used Plymouth Encore DK and it worked up quite nicely. I also have some Cleakheaton, but I haven't used it yet, 'though it does feel nice!

SandraEllen
05-19-2007, 10:10 PM
It looks like CotLin from Knitpicks is a DK weight yarn. I've been eyeing it, but most (all but 1) of the colors are out of stock right now. :shock:

suzeeq
05-19-2007, 11:06 PM
Rowan Tapestry is nice for a selfstriping project.

Chrissie
05-20-2007, 07:49 AM
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool is gorgeous and comes in some great colors. :heart:

Doublereeder2
05-20-2007, 02:27 PM
Sirdar makes nice DK as well.

Ellieblue
05-21-2007, 04:37 PM
I just finished a cardigan on size 6 needles for my dd. I used Little Knits Peru Luxury DK. At 2.99 a ball, it is a nice silkey wool and I especially liked the way the sts turned out. In stockenette 1/2 the st is straight and the other half slanted. I have never seen this happen on any other yarn.

mwedzi
05-21-2007, 06:24 PM
I just finished a cardigan on size 6 needles for my dd. I used Little Knits Peru Luxury DK. At 2.99 a ball, it is a nice silkey wool and I especially liked the way the sts turned out. In stockenette 1/2 the st is straight and the other half slanted. I have never seen this happen on any other yarn.

I could swear this happens on all my knitting, but maybe I'm just tripping. Here's an article for you"
http://www.knitty.com/issuefall05/FEATwhyply.html

Mommy22alyns
05-21-2007, 09:42 PM
I was doing this on my DD's sweater - almost like a herringbone pattern instead of straight stockinette? Turns out I was wrapping the yarn one way on knit and the other on purl. Or maybe I'm just confused! :shrug: It didn't look bad, just not straight. I'm finishing out the sweater the same way so it'll match.


I could swear this happens on all my knitting, but maybe I'm just tripping. Here's an article for you"
http://www.knitty.com/issuefall05/FEATwhyply.html

I just finished a cardigan on size 6 needles for my dd. I used Little Knits Peru Luxury DK. At 2.99 a ball, it is a nice silkey wool and I especially liked the way the sts turned out. In stockenette 1/2 the st is straight and the other half slanted. I have never seen this happen on any other yarn.

Braden
05-21-2007, 11:04 PM
You're in the UK, so double knit is actually light worsted here. My favorites are

-Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

-Knit Picks Swish Superwash

-Knit Picks Ambrosia

-Malabrigo

-Berroco Pure Merino.

KnittingNat
05-22-2007, 03:19 AM
You're in the UK, so double knit is actually light worsted here. My favorites are

-Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

-Knit Picks Swish Superwash

-Knit Picks Ambrosia

-Malabrigo

-Berroco Pure Merino.

The problem is that knitpicks is only available in US :??.
It's frustrating...

Nobones
05-22-2007, 07:31 AM
It IS frustrating. They have nice stuff but I'm in the UK.

Limey
05-22-2007, 03:12 PM
Hi

It depends what you want to knit - you don't have to pay the earth though, to get good quality wool.

I use Jarol and King Cole when knitting for babies and toddlers because it's so soft and washes well.

Woolworks have a list of stores, many of them with websites - the ones from Yorkshire are (of course) pretty good.

http://www.woolworks.org/stores/wales.html

http://www.woolworks.org/


There's also the adverts in Knitting and Simply Knitting mags.

All the Best
:thumbsup:
Limey

twowackykids
05-22-2007, 03:25 PM
I LOVE Cashsoft DK by Rowan (RYC). It is super yummy with 57% wool, 33% microfiber and 10% cashmere. The Cashcotton DK is also yummy. And it's not as expensive as you might think.

Braden
05-22-2007, 03:35 PM
It is frustrating about Knit Picks. but the others are available in the UK.

DQ
05-22-2007, 05:13 PM
The problem is that knitpicks is only available in US :??.
It's frustrating...

And so unfair! Everyone is always saying how good it is :pout: