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Old 11-28-2007, 08:17 AM   #11
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I made some short socks with it. Very nice, except it's so slick they slip around my feet when not wearing shoes! They were good inside my crocs and felted clogs, though.

I'm making some mittens with it right now for a little girl. They look and feel great and it's generally not that cold here in the desert that wool is needed for warmth.

I made some leggings with it, too for my grand daughter. Don't know if they'll stay up without elastic, though, again because of the slippy factor.

I don't like the dish cloth...no absorbancy, but is better for scrubbing. I'd think a dish cloth with half cotton and half MicroSpun (maybe alternating rows) would be perfect.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:54 AM   #12
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I have one skein of the royal blue microspun and now I have some ideas of what I should do with it. I like the idea of useing it along with cotton for a dishcloth.

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Old 11-29-2007, 03:16 PM   #13
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ok, so here's my update. I did make a washcloth out of the microspun I picked up. it's very soft. I like working with the yarn. I didn't like the pattern that I chose coupled with the yarn, but it took me quite a while to decipher the chart, so once I got it done and realized that it wasn't a good yarn for the pattern I didn't care because it's just a washcloth, so I kept it. let me see if I can figure out how to post a pic.

I really do love this yarn! and now I know to do more drapey things with it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:36 PM   #14
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I've used Microspun for a few small items and really love how soft it is. Yes, it's extremely splitty to work with, but as others have said once you get the hang of it, it's not bad at all.

The Lion Brand web site has a pattern for an eyeshade, and I modified it for my own use and sewed a strip of elastic to keep it in place. I really love it! It's very soft, and I use it every night to help me sleep. I'd actually like to make a few more; they're a very quick project. I used bamboo straights, and the yarn didn't give me any trouble at all.

Good luck!

ETA: I have noticed that after some use the yarn in my eyeshade tended to relax and stretch just a little bit -- something you might want to keep in mind if size is crucial.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:49 AM   #15
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I saw this tonight when I was looking for yarn to make this. I want to try to adapt it for my dd and I'm not sure what yarn to use now that the original is discontinued. I really liked how nice the Microspun was. How do you think it would work with that pattern?
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:00 AM   #16
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I finished up the mittens I was making out of MicroSpun. They are so very nice and soft! Pics and info on my blogs and at Ravelry.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:41 AM   #17
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ignora, microspun may work very well in the pattern. It's thin so you'd have to use size 4-6 needles with it anyway, since you want to downsize the pattern.
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I love knitting with Lion microspun! I have knitted two baby sweaters, and two children's sweaters with it. When I sewed the buttons on the baby sweaters, I split the yarn into two-ply, and it worked perfectly -- a plus for the splitting problem!
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Thanks for the info... very helpful to know...
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I've only crocheted with it...a kerchief for GD. I liked working with it. Hope to try knitting with it sometime.
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