Originally Posted by dreamsherl
What yarns did you use?
Ok, here comes my confession... most of the time it's called 100% unknown fiber
(Am I already banned from this forum?
) And explanation -- I usually buy yarn, ahem, from Walmart in 1 pound bags that have this unappetizing name 'factory mill ends'. BUT I do go around and see if they have the same yarn on the shelf, so some of it is "known". Two of them are acrylics from Bernat, the dress is some Bernat cotton, but the rest are still mysterious. I just try to feel it and if I like it, I buy it. As you can see, it is possible to make three sweaters from one bag of yarn, not bad for $2.5 dollars a piece
Another reason -- I am still learning and don't want to be investing too much or run out of yarn. Yet another reason -- some of those sweaters have a 6 month wear and tear from very active 4 and 2 year old kids -- can you see it in the picture? I hand wash them except the cotton dress that is OK for a washer. So, it works
Funny story -- I made this unfortunate v-neck for my 2 year old boy. First, when I was making it, that 'mill ends' suddenly changed colour
However, it looks like 'design' and -- I swear -- I had just the right amount of yarn in this one skein to make it look so. Secondly, it accidentally got into laundry and I was thinking to post it as a warning if someone would ask about machine washing
Well, since I mentioned it, here it is