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Old 09-21-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Need washable yarn
I need to find a cheap, but soft yarn with good deep colors. Not pastel. I usually buy knit picks but, I'm thinking of branching out.
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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Plymouth Encore is a good reasonably priced yarn, it's $5.50 a skein at my LYS.
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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how about caron's simply soft. some places carry a nice variety of colors. and all of them have a nice luster/shine that looks better and better with every wash.
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I agree. Caron Simply Soft and Plymouth Encore work up really nice and are inexpensive. I like using them for baby items in particular, since babies and their clothing seem to need to be washed VERY often.
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I vote for Encore, as well.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:24 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Maddison View Post
I need to find a cheap, but soft yarn with good deep colors. Not pastel. I usually buy knit picks but, I'm thinking of branching out.
Reynolds yarn has Utopia, which I have used on 3 baby sweaters it is very soft
18 sts and 22 rows to 4"
It is soft and has a few deep colors and also pastel. I did a sweater in a cranberry color, it was beautiful.
If you want a new pattern ask for #82260 at your LYS
I don't have a scanner or I would send the cover to you so you could see it, sorry
Hope you find what you are looking for!
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:28 AM   #7
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Cascade has a really nice super wash.............moderately priced.........
good colors
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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I would go with caron's simply soft too, it's only $2.50 a skein here. Or Michael's now carries Vanna's choice which is also only abotut $3 a skein.
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I appreciate your suggestion as I've never tried that kind.
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how about caron's simply soft. some places carry a nice variety of colors. and all of them have a nice luster/shine that looks better and better with every wash.
I was planning a project for my granddaughter Zoe, but I had not tried that kind and I am SO leary of acrylic based on past experience with Red Heart (UGH!).

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Not all acrylic is rough, much of it is softer than wool. RH has several soft yarns, one is called - Soft - and it's TLC line is softer than the Super Saver. Caron has been mentioned, and Bernat also makes very soft acrylics.
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