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Old 01-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post

Here are some other options:
Lion Brand Microspun
Red Heart Soft Yarn
Bernat Satin
You can also use some baby yarns, holding two strands together at the same time. Just make sure it's about the same thickness as worsted weight when you knit with it.
Here are some other options that Shandeh mentioned, are any of these easier to get in the UK than Caron Simply Soft? HTH
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #12
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I'm ordering it from Caron directly... it's at the link I posted with the colors... but I looked and didn't see what they said about international shipping.

If those aren't any easier and getting it from Caron is too much I will buy it and ship it to you. If you want to do this just pm or email me. I'll be glad to help with that.
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I will be glad to send several skeins of yarn along with the project, for you all to use. Believe me, I have a TON of yarn here! I'll be more than happy to share. You don't need to buy a thing!

Oh, and if it helps at all: Worsted weight is very close to aran weight.
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Thanks SPIKEY I have managed to find an online shop where I can buy Lion Brand Microspun. Says it is light worsted, Will I have to double it up?

MAmaDawn that is a very generous offer, I checked Carons web site and on the registration form you could only put in a US address. If you have a paypall account and are sure it is not to much trouble I may take you up on the offer. Reading all these post it seems to be a popular yarn so am quite curious to know what it feel and knits like.

Sandy that is very kind of you, but this could turn out to be a bit of an addiction in it self. As I am reading through the post of this massive site. There is other charity projects that I would like to join. Really like the idea of the squares. I will eventually have to find an equivelant yarn from this country.

Thank you to all of you for your help and kindness
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by pauline maddocks View Post
Hi shandeh
Hows it doing with the list for the circus blanket? Have we got enough knitters yet?
Yes we do!!! I'll cast on the blanket tonight!

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Thanks SPIKEY I have managed to find an online shop where I can buy Lion Brand Microspun. Says it is light worsted, Will I have to double it up?
Sandy that is very kind of you, but this could turn out to be a bit of an addiction in it self. As I am reading through the post of this massive site. There is other charity projects that I would like to join. Really like the idea of the squares. I will eventually have to find an equivelant yarn from this country.
The microspun knits up almost exactly the same as Caron Simply Soft, so it should work very well.

I'll send a skein of Caron Simply Soft along with the blanket. That way, all of you English knitters can see it!
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I've been looking through some of my stash and found this -->



which I'd like to use but I'd have to double or even triple it. Would it be ok or should I keep looking or buy something?
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If you double or triple-strand it, it will work fine. Is it acrylic?
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If you double or triple-strand it, it will work fine. Is it acrylic?
Yes it is
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Woo Hoo! The blankets are really going now!


Last night, I finished the beginning of the "Circus Fun" blanket for the knitters in England. I'll be mailing it out this week.


I used Purple and Yellow Caron Simply Soft, sandwiched between two layers of a colorful, variegated Bernat Super Value. (That yarn is MUCH softer than I thought it would be!)
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