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Old 05-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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So thanks to Pinterest, my sister saw a blanket knitting with PVC pipes as needles and has requested something similar. I don't mind tackling this project, and I was going to use broom handles or wooden dowels, but I have no idea where I could purchase yarn for this. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Here is what she is interested in:



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Old 05-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Wow! Absolutely amazing!
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Look up 'roving' - that's the thick wool that finer yarn is spun from.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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Will do, thanks! I've been asking around at the craft stores locally, and I have found that they are all pretty clueless. HA! Even back when I had a pattern question on my last project, no one could help me. Does no one that works in these stores knit anything more than scarves!?
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They don't carry roving in a craft store. You'd have to go to a regular yarn store, or one that has spinning and weaving supplies. Or somehere sheep are sheared.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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My yarn store has a lot of yarn, but very little roving. I know several spinners and they all get it online.

I know they all like this place. Google roving for more.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JulieSpins
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