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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007 05:53:03 PM »

Actually one source that hasn't been mentioned yet is kmart. Some stores are better than others, obviously, but they usually have a lovely variety of cleckheaton and a few others. Also their kmart brand 100% wool felts REALLY well, and they occasionally have sales.

Thought I'd give my two cents/
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007 07:29:10 AM »

After what may have been hours on the search, I'm coming to believe that Australia lacks 4 ply suitable for lacework. Also scanty with plain old laceweight wool in plain old colours. Just had to get this off my chest before I go to bed and cry about all the things I want to knit.

I have also found Panda Woolbale to be a fine cheap sheep. I've made some mittens from it [NSW is ridiculously cold and I don't know how anyone actually lives here] and they're very comfy and not scratchy at all.  It's feltable. I seized from Spotlight.
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2007 07:27:38 PM »

After what may have been hours on the search, I'm coming to believe that Australia lacks 4 ply suitable for lacework. Also scanty with plain old laceweight wool in plain old colours.
Nah, it is not just you.  I just got a shade card from Bendigo Woollen Mills recently and their machine was wool (Classic) comes in 2, 3, 5, 8 & 12 ply.  It is worth a look, especially now that they have finally gotten around to putting up a website.  Roll Eyes  www.bendigowoollenm ills.com.au they'l send a shade card free of charge if you ask 'em.  It all seems pretty cheap once you realise how huge the balls are and I am very tempted to put in an order now that I see that they sell handspinning silver too.  Lips sealed  Not that I can spin yet.
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2007 10:02:25 PM »

I have their card [i actually linked you to the website on the last page  Wink], and I was all ready to put in a ridiculous order, but I wasn't sure whether to sub 3 ply or 5 ply for a 4 ply pattern, and then I read a negative review of Bendigo's Classic for lace, and in the end I was so traumatised by the decision-making I just gave up.
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007 05:04:36 PM »

What was the negative about?
Look, the stuff is no merino (l'il itchy) but it's a good solid quality wool, in my opinion.

My LYS has plenty of 4ply merino for baby garments... and laceweight too...
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2007 02:12:48 AM »

I think it was about the itchy and also the blocking. But I found a yarn shop today [that I must have walked past a million times without knowing] that completes my existence and I think I can be happy now.
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2007 03:44:51 AM »

I'm working through my inherited acrylic stash from my granny but for other things I've been to Champion Textiles in Redfern, Sydney (not online) and Tapestry Craft in Town Hall (online). Both are pretty expensive but have a nice range.

Lincraft is a favourite of mine. I went in today and they had 'speciality Italian' yarn on sale which were all 100% cotton! Woohoo! Some were nice varigated and others were all one colour but bobbly (not sure what the term is but varigated in thickness). $2/50grams. All the novelty yarn is below a dollar too.

I also shop at Kmart - I found 8 balls of Paton's Inca on sale from 4.99 to 1.50 but it also had 20% off. Score! Smiley

I'm making up a cardigan with Cleackheaton's Country 8ply 100% wool and it's not scratchy at all.

I want to make an order with Bendigo Mills soon - really cheap considering the wool is sold in 200gram lots and not the normal 50gr or 100gr.
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2007 05:01:30 PM »

Lincraft is a favourite of mine. I went in today and they had 'speciality Italian' yarn on sale which were all 100% cotton! Woohoo! Some were nice varigated and others were all one colour but bobbly (not sure what the term is but varigated in thickness). $2/50grams. All the novelty yarn is below a dollar too.

I also shop at Kmart - I found 8 balls of Paton's Inca on sale from 4.99 to 1.50 but it also had 20% off. Score! Smiley
  Congrats on that Kmart score!  That is huge and I'd be satisfied with a score half that good.  Grin  I bought some of that Itallian cotton too, I'd call it a boucle I guess.  It is pretty nice too.
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2007 03:41:15 AM »

Okay I know I'm reaaaaaaaaally late to the entrelac party.. but I just wanted to share that you don't have to spend $239814871423234 on noro (if you don't want to), I found Sean Sheep Armytage at big W and it works brilliantly for entrelac! It's 100% wool too, and it's not scratchy at all, though it's a single ply so it's kind of tricky to knit with,though I have no complaints for $3 a ball. Enjoy! Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2007 05:24:36 AM »

Looks good to me!  I like the subtle variations in colour.
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