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Old 05-26-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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wool/silk blend for diaper cover?
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After goofing and knitting my first two diaper covers with a merino wool superwash, I am ready to knit a third. I found am 85%merino15%silk blend that I love. Has anyone used that combination in a diaper cover before? (I am still going to try and lanolize the first two covers and get some use out of them...they're so cute)

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Old 05-27-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how absorbent silk is, but it's a small amount... If I find anything I'll post again.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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i haven't used it... as i am allergic to wool, so i always use acrylic for my diaper covers...

i just wanted to say yay for cloth diapers!
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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I hat to ask a stupid question but what on earth is a diaper cover?

I had five children and have three grandchildren. I have never heard of a diaper cover.
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Originally Posted by suewoz View Post
I hat to ask a stupid question but what on earth is a diaper cover?

I had five children and have three grandchildren. I have never heard of a diaper cover.
a diaper cover would be used to help keep wetness in when using cloth diapers
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I've used a 80% wool, 20% soy blend and they stayed rather absorbant yet still dry if you kwim? It didn't seem that the wool was affected that much. I have to say though that I've never used the superwash... how does that work out for you?
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:51 PM   #7
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You may have heard of plastic pants...? Same thing.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:56 PM   #8
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wool diaper cover/soakers
I guess I forgot I wasn't posting to a cloth diapering crowd...FYI wool makes super diaper covers or soakers, as they are called to be used over prefold cloth diapers. Google it if you want more info..or email me. I love talking cloth

This is my first superwash wool cover so I won't know how it works until I lanolize it and use them. But I've had other 100%wool covers that are wonderful!

I'll let you know how the superwash works and I think I'll go ahead and try the combination silk. Nothing ventured nothing gained

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Old 06-05-2009, 04:43 PM   #9
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When I make diaper covers, I like to use at least 60% wool yarn. Less wool means less absorbtion, great possiblity of leaks--but I really haven't had any problems. If you want to make a nighttime cover or if you have a heavy wetter, stick with 100% wool.

I"m not a fan of superwash wool for diaper covers. I like how the wool felts together/mats through normal usage. Maybe I've just used the wrong yarn?

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