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Topic: Scooby's Reflective Roadtrip Sweater  (Read 4795 times)
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toothy
« on: January 29, 2007 06:36:37 AM »

I decided that this should go into the knitting board, not the pet board because I used reflective yarn (held in with my yardsale wool - less than $2 of 100% wool to make a man sized dog sweater).  I'm anxious to use the reflective yarn to make a sweater for myself.

I created the pattern and design myself based on Scooby's measurements and the yarn on hand.  It didn't occur to me until it was finished that it looked like he had paved streets going across his back.
He likes his new sweater, especially the process of putting it on as he gets lots of hugs.  The chest section goes over his ribcage and is fastened by velcro.  I may line the body at some point, just to make the whole thing a little more velcro friendly and to get the last of the curl of the very back edge (I didn't think to garter stitch or rib).


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007 06:44:10 AM »

I like it...looks warm and love the design.  He looks like he's happy with it.  Great job.  Where did you find reflective yarn at? 
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007 07:01:30 AM »

That is awesome! You did a great job, Scooby looks pleased.  I have never heard of reflective yarn, but now I want some!

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007 08:05:07 AM »

He looks happy and he'll stay safe - what a great pet parent you are!
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007 08:14:37 AM »

Wow, reflective yarn! How cool!
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007 09:17:47 AM »

Indeed! I bet knitters who knit for bikers, hikers, and toddlers would love to know where to get the yarn.

Scooby looks super suave!

What does the reflective yarn feel like being knitted with?
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007 09:28:10 AM »

I love the sweater!  You did a spectacular job.

I too would like to know where to get reflective yarn as I am a dog owner and a hiker... dating a biker!   Cheesy

My little pup has some reflective straps on his boots but they are hard to see when he's out in the back yard with snow up to his belly.  If his coat was reflective too... I'd be sure to never lose sight of him when he's frolicking in the snow.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007 10:49:21 AM »

The yarn is this:      Retro-reflective Slit Yarn
 
For weaving, knitting and braiding - this yarn has 50,000 minute glass beads to the square inch, reflecting light back to a light source. (This is not the same as fiberglass - there are none of the risks of fiberglass in working with this yarn.) Available in three widths: 1/69" (3050 ypp), 1/32" (1400 ypp) and 1/23" (1000 ypp).

Laundering should be by hand or machine at less than 125 degrees F. Avoid bleach. Iron on lowest heat setting.

Composition: 16% Polyester, 59% Glass Beads, 12.5% Phenolic Resin, 12.5% Urethane Adhesive

We also have engineering grade (not as reflective) round retroreflective embroidery thread on small cones.

And I ordered it from here: 
TEXTURA TRADING COMPANY

Eastworks Building
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 343, Easthampton, MA 01027
Toll Free: (877) TEXTURA (that's 839-8872)
Direct Line: (413) 282-0071
Efax (413) 473-4773 
sales AT texturatrading DOT com

Telephone Orders or By Appointment

You can only order a fairly large lot of it (I think I got a little less than 1000 yards for about $140.  It feels like a very soft gymp.  It stiffens the drape of the fabric a bit and puckers things up some but I could see it all kinds of applications. It would be very cool for kids (do I betray my age?) who like to go out and "play" at nightclubs and such.


Thank you for all of your kind comments.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007 11:48:26 AM »

Dude!  awesome dog sweater!  I wish my doggie would wear those, but he has an issue with his armpits, and he won't wear anything that has little arms on it.  I have to make him capes!
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007 11:50:22 AM »

toothy, that was by far the most informative reply for a 'What yarn is that?' inquiry that I have ever read. Thank you! Grin
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