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Old 05-17-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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SWT Karaoke
Have been seeing some nice comments about this yarn. Any suggestions
about retail stores that do do mail order or have a website that I can
get it?

Also, what is the best washing method as is bamboo blend.

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Colleen
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
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Colleen...I may be getting some of it soon at my online store...the samples should be here any day now. The Karaoke is great to work with. As for washing, Karaoke will felt, so hand washing is necessary.
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:26 PM   #3
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It's hand wash, lay flat to dry. I made a sweater and a scarf from it and it's gorgeous. It's soy silk and wool, not Bamboo. I got mine from www.kpixie.com , and they were the cheapest at the time. You might want to do a Google search and see if someone has it on sale.
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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:D I also got mine @ www.kpixie.com. I'm impatiently waiting for Kemp to get it in her store
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if you need 10 skeins, discountyarnsale.com has the best price

right now i am using it to make the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Wrap from Scarf Style and i am having a heck of a time with this yarn - it is "unspun" in certain areas and just breaks apart - very frustrating as entrelac is a pain to rip back
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if you need 10 skeins, discountyarnsale.com has the best price

right now i am using it to make the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Wrap from Scarf Style and i am having a heck of a time with this yarn - it is "unspun" in certain areas and just breaks apart - very frustrating as entrelac is a pain to rip back
I wonder if it's breaking because it's entrelac with all the picking up of stitches?
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i don't think so, ingrid, b/c the breakage is always the same color and it happens before i knit the yarn - it happens in the color that is the faded green with the brown-ish speckles - but it happens right before i knit so i am left with a 2 inch tail and i can't sew that in, so i have to rip back

i actually had to put that project down for awhile b/c i was getting so frustrated
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That's a shame! Have you tried spit felting those ends together? It worked really well when I switched skeins on my sweater.
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i am going to try the spit felting on it and hope that works
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When I knit my clapotis with karaoke, I had some problems with the yarn breaking as well. I was able to spit-felt the ends without too much trouble- sometimes it would take a couple of times to get it to really stay together well. I still LOVE the yarn though- my LYS has it, and I have to pull myself away from it every time I am there!
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