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Old 02-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by MommyLyssa
This makes me curious...we have a consignment fabric shop in the area...and she has TONS of yarn. However, I don't know the difference in yarns...what do I look for? I was thinking about checking them out all the time and just passing on my good finds to mamas on here that would like them for the cost I get them for Some of this yarn is darned expensive around here...\
It's really hard to tell good wool yarn in a consignment setting. There are a lot of acrylic and blend yarns that can seem like wool. Without doing a burn test or seeing a brand/colorway you recognize, I wouldn't risk it.

Manos yarn is a known quantity, so this was just uneven dye lots or overstock skeins on their normal wool bases. I couldn't accidentally get cotton or acrylic (though cotton is fairly easy to identify if you feel it).
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