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Norman
01-04-2006, 09:45 AM
Hello eveyrone...

I just got a new magazine called Vouge Knit Simple.. and there was this sweet sweater in there I want to try.. and it said .. "Use WOTA at only 1.79 a ball" which is great.. but I don't really want something that's hand wash .. cause my wife would kill me..

Is there anything, around that price, that is washable?

Thanks

D

knitncook
01-04-2006, 09:52 AM
Lion Brand Wool Ease is a worsted weight (same as WOTA) and can be as inexpensive as WOTA. The balls of Wool-Ease are 197 yards compared to WOTA which is 110 yards. I usually see Wool-Ease at around $2.50-$3 a ball. It's very washable and sort of soft. It's my prefered "kid sweater" yarn.

Norman
01-04-2006, 10:06 AM
GREAT!!

I knew someone around here would know.. I was looking at yarn last night.. got into to somethin that was $75 a 50 g ball..

And there I gave up.. cause.. I think I had a heart attack..

Norman
01-04-2006, 10:18 AM
Yeah cool

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82241&PRODID=87603

Wheat is 2.29 a 197yd ball.. would need to get 10.. I hope when I go to buy it, it will still be on sale.. I need to finish up a couple of .... projects.. before I can start this.. it will be my frist sweater..

This is the one I found:

http://knitpicks.com/214

Honestly tho. is that too girlie.. or you tink a guy could wear that.. it doens't have the HUGE cowl on it.. like some others..

knitncook
01-04-2006, 10:19 AM
Glad to see you have revived from the shock. It's worse when you do it in public, though. I can't tell you how many times I have been caught in a yarn shop saying, "There is nothing soft enough to cost $50 a ball!" :D

brendajos
01-04-2006, 10:21 AM
Yeah cool

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82241&PRODID=87603

Wheat is 2.29 a 197yd ball.. would need to get 10.. I hope when I go to buy it, it will still be on sale.. I need to finish up a couple of .... projects.. before I can start this.. it will be my frist sweater..

This is the one I found:

http://knitpicks.com/214


THAT'S going to be your first sweater?!?!?!?! Color me impressed!

Norman
01-04-2006, 10:22 AM
well Cables are simple.. I don't even worry about them now

course a month ago, I would have said.. SCREW THAT

And without the cables, its pretty simple don't ya think.. :)

Jax3303
01-04-2006, 10:40 AM
after seeing this (http://www.kyarns.com/classic-elite-embrace-cashmere-worsted-weight-yarn.html), $50-$75 for a ball of yarn dosen't really seem all THAT bad....lmao :rofling:

Norman
01-04-2006, 10:53 AM
Yeah Cashmire.. MAN.. I couldn't do that.. cause I split yarn sometimes when I knit.. and having to frog cashmere would not be fun

miss_jms
01-04-2006, 11:03 AM
:shock: For $280/hank, that yarn better knit itself and cook my dinner!!

knitncook
01-04-2006, 11:50 AM
No joke! And drive my kids to their homeschool groups! Sheesh!!

Norman, that is a GREAT sweater. Not girly at all. In fact I see it as very masculine. So? What color? :D

Norman
01-04-2006, 12:19 PM
In this type of yarn.. I was looking at WHEAT.. cause I like the "flecked" yarns..

KellyK
01-04-2006, 04:45 PM
after seeing this (http://www.kyarns.com/classic-elite-embrace-cashmere-worsted-weight-yarn.html), $50-$75 for a ball of yarn dosen't really seem all THAT bad....lmao :rofling:

Actually, your stuff ends up cheaper, Jax....its 625 yards of worsted for $280, and that's about $.45 per yard, so a "regular sized" hank would ONLY be $45 instead of $50-$75!! Its a DEAL!!!! :rollseyes:

Norman
01-04-2006, 04:48 PM
Way to look on the postiive side :lol: :lol:

feministmama
01-05-2006, 02:37 AM
after seeing this (http://www.kyarns.com/classic-elite-embrace-cashmere-worsted-weight-yarn.html), $50-$75 for a ball of yarn dosen't really seem all THAT bad....lmao :rofling:

THUD! Femmy faints on the floor.

Norman, I think if the sleeves went straight down instead of kinda puffy at the wrists they'd look better. Man or woman. But yeah cables are unisex I think.

Norman
01-05-2006, 09:48 AM
Yeah I do believe that accomidates longer arms..
But yeah.. I'm like all gitty wanting to start it .. :S

mintdee
01-05-2006, 11:11 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

You should go ahead and start it. Whats an extra WIP? I love that sweater btw!

MaryS
01-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Hi Dave,

That's the pattern I'm doing for my son. :cheering: :cheering: I'm using Woolease cream color.
It took me about 6 months of going through every Aran pattern I've got, having him look at them and critique - before I found this one.

It's not too feminine at all, especially if my 19 YO son wants one!

I'll be starting mine in a week or two - we can have a KAL!!

Mary

Cristy
01-05-2006, 01:51 PM
after seeing this (http://www.kyarns.com/classic-elite-embrace-cashmere-worsted-weight-yarn.html), $50-$75 for a ball of yarn dosen't really seem all THAT bad....lmao :rofling:

Oh geeze...I almost cursed in front of my 3 year old! I had no idea yarn could get that expensive! At least I won't feel so bad next time I pay $10.00/skein...

Norman
01-05-2006, 02:56 PM
I'll be starting mine in a week or two - we can have a KAL!!


We sure could... but I won't be starting mine until.. well after Feb 4th.. as I have some stuff in the works until then.. like some websites and such.. that will keep me busy and with 3 WIP's already sitting on the needles.. I should finish some of those before I start another.. (We at least the scarf.. cause come on IT'S A SCARF! )

But I'll let ya know when I start 'er up.. I should go ahead and buy it tho..