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Old 10-11-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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Yarn ?

I know nothing about yarn. I don't know as I can just buy project to project when I start seeing sales. Joann's is having a big yarn sale starting Sunday.
I have no clue what is good and what isn't. What would you buy for yarn at there sale. Here is there ad paper on line:
http://tinyurl.com/bkv2u
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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Have you made a project wish list yet? Start there.....look through one of the free pattern sites (www.knittingpatterncentral.com ?) and fall in love with some patterns, then you'll have an idea of what you need when you go to Joanns. Either that, or just go fondle yarn and fall in love and think things like "this would make a LUCIOUS scarf/hat/sweater/pillow/coaster/felted alpaca" and BUY YARN.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:51 PM   #3
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don't forget hobby lobby too if you have one near you. they have various yarns on sale all the time and this week they have another 40% off coupon on their website!
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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I would go with the LionBrand yarns--but NOT the Homespun (beautiful colors, yucky yarn). I would avoid the Red Heart Super Saver stuff and I don't have too much experience with TLC. As for the novelty yarns--if you want to make something with them, you'd might as well get them on sale.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:58 PM   #5
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Wow, you gals are fast. I've never ever in my life been a part of a group, list or forum that helps so much and so fast.
Ok, first of all I have never even seen a Hobby Lobby so that's out. I am a feeling touchy sort of buyer so I 'think' I would want to buy in person.
Getting a project wish list going is a great idea.
When you gals just buy cause you LOVE it how many do you get?????? One, Two, Three or the whole pile??????? LOL.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:04 PM   #6
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Personally, I buy about 1000.

Seriously, I tend to have an idea of how much yarn I need if I have a project in mind. I always overestimate to be safe. I'll buy 1500-2000 yards for a sweater, depending on the size and the yarn.

While you're there, grab a book off the rack and just get an estimate of how much yardage you need for different types of things--scarves, hats, afghans--whatever you think you'll be knitting in the future. Or use one of the books you just got.

The thing with buying something as readily available as Woolease, is that if you run out, it's not a problem getting more.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:06 PM   #7
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depends on what you're making. *very rough* guidelines - this will leave you with a bit of leftover yarn:
for scarves I was told to buy 100-125 yds
for hats - 90 yds for a child and 150 yds for an adult
other things - bags, socks, etc. - it depends on the pattern.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:20 PM   #8
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The yarn I always buy for scarves is Paton's Allure.....it is so soft, cuddly, and warm and this year they have brought out a bunch of new colors. It was on sale at Michaels for $3.39, don't know if it still is though. When I make a scarf w/it, I buy two skeins....and I always have a supply of it on hand. Sometimes I will mix another decorative yarn with it to jazz it up a bit.

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Ingrid and Jodi,
Thanks, I'm taking notes.
Great idea to grab a book there too.
I promised myself I wouldn't obsess with this hobby like the others. OH MY.
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Pat,
I'm over an hour away from a Michaels.
I noticed in the Joann's ad there is Paton's Pebbles. I wonder if that is good? I can't wait to go feel it all.
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