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« on: July 06, 2006 07:03:26 PM »

I found several skeins of polypropylene yarn at the thrift store.  Obviously, this was an impulse buy since I haven't a clue about what it's good for Roll Eyes  Has anyone ever used this type of yarn in a project?  I would love to hear suggestions on what I can do with this yarn!  Thanks!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006 07:07:37 PM »

Polypropylene? I've never heard of polypropylene yarn. My guess is it would now just get labeled "acrylic." I'd go with the feel, probably-- does it feel huggable? would you want to wear it next to your skin? If not I'd probably stick to afghan/home dec kinds of projects...

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006 07:19:59 PM »

I think polypropylene is used for macrame. I'm not sure how to do it, but I remember doing it as a kid so it can't be that hard. (I wasn't a very crafty kid). I'm sure you could find an easy tutorial, if you want to try it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006 07:29:15 PM »

You could use it to make fly ties! I think that's for fly fishing?
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006 07:41:01 PM »

cotneyroo: The yarn is far from huggable Tongue  The label on one of the skeins recommended using #10 needles.  I knitted a swatch and the texture reminds me of one of those artificial loofa mitts!  I might have to make wash cloths or maybe a case for a bar of soap.  Hmm.

jshires and trisarahtop, thanks for the suggestions!  I'll be sure to check out macrame and fly ties!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006 02:08:30 AM »

make bag, bag doesn't need to be huggable:D
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006 04:39:15 AM »

I've heard those `plastic' yarns soften up after washing. Depends how old they are - the newer ones will, but some I have from 30 years ago probably won't. An afghan, rug or something like a jacket or poncho you wear over everything else might be good ideas.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006 04:55:00 AM »

I use artificial fibers for projects for my young children( usually non wearables...toys, purses)...and as you said it feels like one of those artificial loofahs...you could make an artificial loofah!
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006 07:59:53 AM »

My mother-in-law makes slipper type booties out of it.
DON'T bother though; they make your feet sweat terribly and they snag on any bits of rough skin you have.
I think some little toys would be good.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2006 08:12:56 AM »

Actually, I would recommend making a jacket or some form of outerwear with it. Polypropylene wicks water away (I think), so it would probably be good for a day that's a little drizzly but not too much.
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