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MellieThePooh
10-15-2007, 10:09 AM
This is another Whoa, yarn is expensive! thread. :thud:

I'd like to make a hat for my dad to wear while he jogs, hikes, whatever that isn't heavy and isn't scratchy. Silk is a great insulator, but everything online is so expensive, or girly! Some yarn isn't that expensive, but it's fingering weight or lighter. My dad is not a girly man, or I'd make him one out of the recycled sari silk. Does anybody have any recommendations for relatively cheap silk/silk blends? It doesn't have to be fancy, the rawer the silk, the better it insulates. Thanks!

knitknitknit
10-15-2007, 10:16 AM
I'm not sure if they have anything for you, but http://www.discountyarnsale.com/ sells bulk yarns at a discount. You may be able to find what you're looking for there. You do have to buy in bulk though, so it's nice to have a friend to possibly split it with!

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Sanibelle
10-15-2007, 11:37 AM
I had surgery recently and I loved my surgeon. I told him I wanted to knit something for him and he asked for a hat he could sleep in since he was bald. He wanted it to be really soft so I used Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb - it is a wool and solk blend and it comes in tons of great colors. I know it is not inexpensive but you could make a couple of hats from one skein and it really is one of the nicest yarns I have ever seen or worked with. He loved the hat and when I went back for my followup visit he said he has not taken it off his head.

MellieThePooh
10-15-2007, 12:02 PM
I found some! This (http://www.discountyarnsale.com/pd_henrys_attic_soie_naturelle.cfm) is exactly what I was looking for. I also saw the Lorna's Laces yarn, but for what my dad will do to it, I think I'll stick with this. Thanks!