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Old 03-14-2006, 11:18 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by HeatherFeather

But....
watch ebay like a hawk
people have done well at yard sales, thrift stores, goodwill
you could recycle a sweater
ask for yarn money for christmas/holiday/birthday
save your change from purchases and put in a can to go for the sweater
check out knitpics.com
freecycle (I got THREE huge bags of yard off freecycle...all acrylic, some I had to donate, but it keeps the kids mits off MY yarn)
Those are some great tips!

Here's a link to Freecycle: http://www.freecycle.org/
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:28 AM   #12
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Thanks. Freecycle looks really cool! I'm definately signing up.
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:46 AM   #13
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I LOVE freecycle...

I've gotten a computer desk, yarn, and my BEST find was a brand new garbage disposal...I had to retro fit it (yes ME), but it works GREAT.... the guy bought it off ebay (new) cuz he thought his was busted, ended up not being, and he never got around to selling it back on ebay...lucky ME!!!

and the stuff I've gotten rid of...before I throw away now, I offer it up to freecycle....most of the time people come and get it.

I do have my email filtered tho..only "offers" that are in my area, come into my mail box, but all wanteds come into the box....that way I have more of an opportunity to get rid of my stuff!!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:36 PM   #14
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Bulky cotton... I think I read that cotton is heavy so that's why you don't see bulky very often. Found a few though in searching and most of them aren't very expensive.

http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/capri.html

Several at this link:
http://secure.elann.com/index.asp

http://www.knitwerx.com/yarn.aspx?id=450

This was after a quick search...I'm sure there are more.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:16 PM   #15
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Thanks so much everyone, for all the enabling! And thank you, Jan, for the links! :D
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:36 PM   #16
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Does it have to be cotton? I'd probably sacrifice my yarn integrity and get an acrylic yarn, or an acrylic blend. Oh, what am I saying, I have no yarn integrity, I'm making a stethescope cover out of simply soft right now.

I just dropped $25 on eBay for ribbon yarn to substitute for the $26/skein yarn that a pattern called for ($25 for all three skeins including shipping). I'd do the eBay route, too. I love ebay. I got my boye's there for $35.
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The pattern calls for a "bulky cotton" (18 sts/4 in. on size 8 ). I'm heavily leaning toward this cotton yarn:
http://secure.elann.com/ProductDisp....&ProductType=5
It's "Aran wt"... Not sure about it. I don't mind spending $30.00 if I know it's going to work out, but...
I have been checking ebay. No luck.
And I don't really care if it's 100% cotton or not. I just want to make sure it will work.
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If you don't care about the fiber content, then I'd go to your LYS and search for less-expensive yarns that knit at the same or similar gauge. You can always adjust your tension by changing needle size, or whatever, if you need to. I have some Moda Dea Metro that knits to 13s/19r on 10.5 needles, I'm sure if you tried it with 8's you could get 18 stitches. I'm working on a quick project right now, but I could try a swatch for you if you wanted.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:54 PM   #19
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Aran weight usually is a worsted, or heavy worsted weight; a "4" on the numbered scale. A bulky weight would be a "5" or "6". If you are using a "4", you'd need to double it or triple it to get the correct gauge. My favourite "5" weight is Bernat Softee Chunky. It's 100% acrylic, but is very soft and very washable.
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