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Old 05-04-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
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newbie wool question
I am a new knitter and am planning on knitting a wool soaker for my son. I'd like to order the Peruvian Highland wool from elann, but I'm wondering if it might be too scratchy for a baby. I'm making this http://www.xanga.com/The_1932_soaker...9648/item.html btw, and she recommends the peruvian wool, but I just want to make sure before I order. What do you all think?
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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what is a soaker?
What is a soaker?
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if it would be too scratchy, but I would recommend using superwash wool. That way you won't have to hand-wash it (since it'll get washed a LOT ). Superwash wool won't felt in the washing machine.
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A soaker is a diaper cover instead of using plastic pants.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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I recommend using Lion Brand Jiffy. It's 100% acrylic. It's soft & washable.
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Acrylic doesn't absorb the way wool does, so it wouldn't be a good choice for a soaker.
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