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Old 10-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Cheap Solids - Patons or Cascade?

I am just wanting to knit up some quick longies for the babe I have on the way. I know he will be out of them quick, so I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on solid colors.

Would you prefer patons or cascade? This is for a newborn. I am planning to get some purewool also, when/if the co-op happens. Oh, and I can get patons on sale for under $4 a skein locally (with coupon) but cascade I have to get fsot. What do you think?

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Either one would work, I've used Paton's a lot and it feels pretty soft. I think I might prefer it to Cascade, but I haven't lanolized my Cascade pair yet...
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I use patons and it is really nice. DS even has some that are knit completely with patons and they hold up overnight awesomely (sp? Lol)
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Re: Cheap Solids - Patons or Cascade?

I've used one skein of Purewool and now nothing feels yummy to me anymore. That said - most everything I've done for my own kids is in either Paton's or Cascade. If I HAD to pick one I'd pick Patons... b/c with sales you an get it so cheap. I think Cascade 220 is softer (to me, they're really close), but I like how Paton's knits up better. In my experience paton's can be really pilly... and I wouldn't get any of the colors that are called "heathered"... b/c they're more pilly.
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Good to know about the heathered colors! I think I am just going to go with Patons. I have knit with both, but have not personally used either on a newborn because I didn't start knitting until Noah was almost a year old. I have already knit up one brown pair (to match a ton of tops we have) and plan on doing some more
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Re: Cheap Solids - Patons or Cascade?

Victoria, what solid colors are you looking for?
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I like cascade better.
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i made longies with -patons and it was way too stretchy IMO
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Victoria, what solid colors are you looking for?
I'm wanting charcoal to knit up a hooded romper. I also want a light blue, green, and some white so that I can knit up some crankypants look alikes for my babe like this - but maybe use the dark charcoal instead of black.
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Re: Cheap Solids - Patons or Cascade?

I think cascade 220 is a much nicer yarn but it's usually more expensive than patons.

Also check out knitpicks.com for nice wool yarn and brown sheep wool (sold in almost every LYS I have ever been to). Both are inexpensive and IMHO MUCH nicer than paton's.
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