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Amethyst
« on: November 10, 2006 05:27:23 PM »

I really want to make this hoodie (it'll be my first sweater, too). I'm vegan, and don't use yarn with animal fibers. What's a good substitute?
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diosaperdida
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006 05:47:10 PM »

Try www.soysilk.com.
And look for a yarn with the same guage as listed in the pattern.
Good luck.

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Amethyst
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006 04:46:29 AM »

Weird, so many of them mix vegan fiber with silk. What's the point in making it part soy and part wool, and then part shrimp and crabshells?  Huh

There's one that's 100% corn, at least, and it doesn't say what the bamboo is. Maybe it's 100%.

Thanks for the link. Smiley
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diosaperdida
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006 06:15:44 AM »

ooo...my appologies...I didnt realize that they use those things. I honestly thought it was all vegetable.
I did look a bit closer and while their main fiber is called soysilk...it is all soy. But they DO have yarns that use animal products.
The bamboo is 100 percent bamboo...at least the fiber is...I would double check the yarn you are interested in to be sure it isn't a mix.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006 08:22:44 AM »

Try this site for vegan yarns...
http://www.earthfriendlyyarns.com/
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Amethyst
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006 11:10:45 AM »

It's okay, dio, you didn't know.  Grin I can't order from them anyway, they're retail outlet only, and the closest one is in another province. Ah well!

Thanks for the link, rilana, I'll check that out.
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