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Old 02-19-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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For all you wool yarn experts . . .

I would love to make some newborn soakers/longies for our newb expected in July.

I have no clue what kind of wool yarn to use. I want something very soft but that won't break the bank. I've been browsing the FSOT forum, but I am so lost There are different brands/weights/wool contents I would greatly appreciate suggestions and input. How many oz are required for a nb/small soaker?

P.S. If you have wool yarn FSOT in boyish colors, feel free to spam me. Thanks!

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #2
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Re: For all you wool yarn experts . . .

purewool!!! Sooo soft
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Purewool is great for newbies, not too expensive (also called uraguayan merino, either 3ply or 1ply) and also malabrigo
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Purewool is great for newbies, not too expensive (also called uraguayan merino, either 3ply or 1ply) and also malabrigo
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Re: For all you wool yarn experts . . .

I would use gaia base or 1 ply purewool base for newborns and I also like using alpaca wool for the waistband. You could use 3 ply purewool also as it is still soft, but not as soft as 1 ply. But 3 ply pills a lot less than 1 ply. You are going to want DK, worsted, or aran weight for soakers and you could get a soaker out of 1 skein (3.5-4 ounces usually) of wool. You want 100% wool or a wool alpaca blend. You won't need the whole skein, but the amount you would need would depend on if you want to crochet or knit the soaker. HTHs.
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