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Old 01-29-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
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Woolie Mamas...What is your favorite base?

I have recently fell in love with Pure Wool merino : )

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:24 AM   #2
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Right now for my boys it is MMW or cestari. I really love the softness of Gaia but they are too rough to wear it.
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I really like MMW for its softness and durability. I do bulky gaia, but once my kids reach toddlerhood, I can't use it anymore.
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I really like Uruguay 3-ply Merino. I used to like how light LT is because it gets so hot here but I always end up slightly felting it after a couple of washes. I'm dying to try Purewool with their sale going on but, you know, funds. I have one MMW that I had gotten through a co-op but it feels rough to me after using the merino. Maybe because it isn't lanolized yet.
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Re: Woolie Mamas...What is your favorite base?

Cestari for it's durability. I haven't tried mmw yet. I have licorice twist and am hoping it holds up to my son. I have a rough and tumble boy. He isn't easy on his clothing. I would love softer yarns but for my toddler I need something that will endure his rough play.
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I really like Uruguay 3-ply Merino. I used to like how light LT is because it gets so hot here but I always end up slightly felting it after a couple of washes. I'm dying to try Purewool with their sale going on but, you know, funds. I have one MMW that I had gotten through a co-op but it feels rough to me after using the merino. Maybe because it isn't lanolized yet.
How does the Uruguay 3-ply merino hold up? I knit DD a romper with it and loved it. It's still too big so it hasn't been tested yet.

I hate MMW. It usually softens up. I just don't like knitting it. I do like cestari but I feel like the softness varies a lot.
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Looooove BFL The drape, the softness and I find it durable!
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Re: Woolie Mamas...What is your favorite base?

For the younger stages I love BFL and Gaia, for the toddler stages I love MMW.
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Gaia bulky and superwash. I love the shine to superwash
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For longies/shorties/soakers: I love Gaia for the young stage and Mountain Meadow for crawlers/walkers.

I'm currently on a semi-solid kick knitting cardigans and tops right now, though.
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