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Old 04-25-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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no microspun, now what???
I'm going to call my next project the journey tank! I found some yarn for a pattern spur of the moment in Philly, couldn't resist the colors. It was Gedifra Opulenz but found when I came back to South Jersey it wasn't the look I was going for. Okay maybe I just liked the yarn Eager to start I went to joanns, 8 towns away, the closest I have and too eagerly bought the very soft microspun. Now I'm realizing from other people this is would be a big mistake..and now I'm back to square one! Uggh! Does anyone have a good sub for microspun, something good for a tank? The person I'm making it for is allergic to a lot of natural fibers so I guess I'm leaning towards a cotten blend. Do you think Knitpicks Crayon or Shine would work? I'll do cartwheels if I actually get this done for this summer!!
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
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I liked microspun. Why are people telling you it's a mistake?
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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I read a lot of bad things about it here, pilling and splitting what have you and a couple people in another knitting group told me to look into something else as well. I just don't want to get half way into the project and have it all fraying. Did you have any of these problems?
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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Microspun tends to split and kind of suck to work with...But if it doesn't bother you, go for it! Try it before you decide you need to use something else.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:06 PM   #5
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It likes to split while I'm knitting with it, but I don't have any pilling, and I found it very soft and warm. And the softness of the finished project was worth it. To me.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:13 PM   #6
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Thank you so much for your responses! Maybe I'll give it a go and put it on the needles and see what I'm really working with. It seems harder picking yarns than patterns nowadays for me!
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:20 PM   #7
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Shine worsted IS very nice though!!!!
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I substituted Plymouth Yarn's dreambaby dk for a pattern that called for microspun and it's worked out well. I guess it depends on what color you want b/c dreambaby dk doesn't have a wide color selection. I've never worked w/ microspun...I only substituted b/c I was buying yarn for the pattern from my LYS and they don't carry Lion brand...
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I made these in microspun.
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I'm using microspun right now for a tank top, and while I can't say that it's been the best yarn to work with, I'm really pleased at how the tank top is turning out. I do have to be careful about the splitting, but it wasn't really too bad.
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