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Old 05-23-2007, 07:17 AM   #1
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Need unusual yarn...
Hi there -

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on where to get variegated 100% non-wool (including cashmere, angora etc) yarn. There's a few out there that I've already tracked down, but would like to find some more, widen my options a bit. Any weight is good - especially either end of the scale (lace weight and extra chunky).

Just need some new ideas but am horribly allergic to yarn with any animal-originated content, which limits my options somewhat. I just love the look of variegated yarns - they look so much prettier and there's amazing colourways for them, just want ones that won't make my skin fall off ;-)

Any links or ideas would be greatly appreciated,
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:20 AM   #2
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Patons Zhivago has a couple of variagated ones.

What about cottons?
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I don't see Zhivago listed on Paton's website, but Canadiana has no wool and has some variegated colors - http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.p...f62cf6301679a9
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I've become addicted to yarns by HandMaiden lately. The two I keep coming back to are SeaSilk (silk and seacell) and Rumple (100% silk boucle). They both come in the most amazing color combinations and work up so pretty.



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bamboo yarns are pretty too- Royal bamboo has some multi-colors; I also love Auracania's hand dyed cottons.
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I recently ordered some custom dyed yarn on E-bay. Her store link is http://stores.ebay.com/raggedyannsyarn. I just got it today, and it is amazing. She can get any weight yarn you want.
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Originally Posted by marykz View Post
bamboo yarns are pretty too- Royal bamboo has some multi-colors; I also love Auracania's hand dyed cottons.
Oooh, yes. SWTC has some bamboo yarns with subtle color changes. They're purty!

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I too can't use wool. I don't even like to work with it for someone else's gift. Angora and fluffy fibered yarns bother my contacts, so they are out too. Some acrylics even make me itch! But I do LOVE cotton! Here is a link to some fabulous varigated colors in a great 100% cotton yarn - and only $2.25 a skein is a steal:

http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp...Type=5&Count=2

Elann.com has some fantastic bargains and lots of free patterns.

I also love Red Heart Casual Cotn Blend. It is all varigateds. It has enough cotton in it that I am not bothered by the acrylic. Herrscners and Joann's sell it among others. It is a little pricey - but the skeins are large.

http://www.herrschners.com/products/...spx?sku=010723

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Wow, these are really beautiful - god I wish I had a lot of money to buy it all! The Handmaiden seacell stuff looks like something I would love to get at some point, and those cotton yarns are beautiful. I love bamboo yarns, they're so soft! And I had a look on ebay and found not only the beautiful ones linked, but an ebay shop in Britain which I've been bad and ordered lace-weight silk from : http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/naturaldyestudio

I just love variegated yarns - they inspire me to so much more than plain colours somehow...

Oh god, I have no money! But hey, who needs food when I can knit cupcakes?
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