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Old 04-16-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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So I'm on the path to purchase my first longies, and I'm pretty sure I'll have to do one of the "send you own yarn" things, because the longies I want are a little unusual. See, I would like white or unbleached fuzzy yarn. Not the kind of yarn the pills very easy, but I guess a little hairy is what I'm going for. Would that even work? Is there a reason I haven't seen white longies? I know they could stain but wouldn't I just be able to dye them later if I wanted too? Also, I found this 100% cashmere yarn that just looked gorgeous, but I don't really know what I'm looking for as far as how much I would need or if the yarn needs to have special qualities to be used for longies? Like this yarn would it work?

I hope I'm making some sense.


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Old 04-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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IMO....cashmere would indeed be lovely and would work, but unless you are getting it for a newborn, I don't think in the end you would be happy w/it. It will pill easily if you put it on busy LO.

And yes you could dye them later if you wanted

As to what to suggest for you, I don't really know. I think it's going to depend on what texture you want and what age child you want it for. For example, Peace Fleece is a tough yarn. And, IMO, it's a bit on the hairy side. But, I personally wouldn't use it on a newborn. However, I would def use it on my busy-bee toddler.

ETA: if you post this same question in Extra Fluffy, the woolie mamas might have some good suggestions for you
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