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Old 05-28-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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What kind of wool for wool capris?

I think I found someone who will knit me a pair of longies or capris for fairly cheap, but I need to know what kind of wool I need to buy and how much for a pair of medium sized capris/longies? Anyone??

Thanks so much!!! (I am becoming a wool addict!! )
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Re: What kind of wool for wool capris?

I f you post this in craft chat you will get more answers!

I'd say Paton's merino cause it is soft, reasonably cheap, and readily available ($5 skein at Michael's) Depending on the size of your DD you would probably need about 1 1/2 sk per pair (~ 6oz). HTH!
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Re: What kind of wool for wool capris?

I'd say Peace Fleece. It's so durable - not super soft but it performs well! Two yarns I won't bother knitting with anymore are patons merino and knitpicks ... too thin. I was sad to spend a lot of time knitting them only to have them not work for my heavy wetting dd.
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