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Old 08-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #31
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One skein of Phentex yarn has 164 yards, and it looks like your pattern needs just over 200 yards. You might want two skeins of Phentex for the pattern.

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Old 08-17-2013, 02:16 AM   #32
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But, be sure to do a gauge swatch when you do the pattern, because it looks like Phentex is listed as a "bulky" yarn, and your pattern calls for "worsted".
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:19 AM   #33
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Thanks for the info, Sandy, I was going to look it up but now I don't have to. That's really nice! The pair I made used a little less than 1 ball of the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, I think it's super bulky too. My hands complained a lot because I was knitting so tight but that's what makes them so comfy. The people I have in mind to knit for don't use wool because of allergies and machine wash and dry is a must.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:38 AM   #34
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Whoa! That IS super bulky!
Phentex is a LOT thinner than Wool Ease Thick & Quick
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:00 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Whoa! That IS super bulky!
Phentex is a LOT thinner than Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Oh. I've never used Phentex. It apparently wears like iron. I hadn't looked at the sts/inch but saw the Wool Ease had a lot less yardage for the weight. That explains it maybe. Yeah, I used the super bulky and my gauge was just about what the pattern states. O U C H ! ! ! No sane person would do that but I feel like it was worth it. In the photo, you can see it's standing up, not lying flat or slouching over, and there is nothing inside it to give it shape, it does it on its own. Even after washing they stand up by themselves. I'm thinking a ball of Phentex would probably do a pair, if I get two colors I can make the sole one color and the top another, and if I get three I could make the GKs slippers with the short rows that shape the top of the toe a third color even. They have some bright colors that the kids would love mixed up. I'm thinking hot orange and hot blue or hot lime for my GS. I'll have to discuss wild colors with their mom.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:44 AM   #36
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Phentex is a whole different experience from regular yarns. It feels completely different. Some people hate working with it, but I don't. It makes very sturdy slippers that last. It has no stretch at all, so be careful when working on sizing. You will have to let us know how you like it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #37
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I can see how the size 8 needles would be tough to knit with using this chunky yarn; however, I really like the effect! I would guess that these slippers will wear well, too. I have never heard of the Phentex yarn that you mentioned. I'll have to look it up.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #38
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I've never used Phentex yarn and want to get a ball to see what it's like to work with.
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