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superchloe
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2008 12:01:47 PM »

We knit using wool (a merino superwash), alpaca, silk (tweed), corn, acrylic (red heart supersaver), and cotton, and we used the little clear party cups. As expected, alpaca was the warmest and cotton and corn were the coolest. However, acrylic beat out wool and silk... we suspet that the yarn construction is to blame. PM me if you want more details.
we got first place in Materials and bioengineering at our school's science fair and are giong on to regionals! do you all have any suggestions to improve the project between now and then?
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kelliz
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2008 04:19:19 PM »

How awesome are you two!  I am amazed at all the work you put into this!  Neat results, too.
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cdngreenie
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2008 07:16:50 PM »

I don't know how I'd suggest improving things, but I do have a question:

there's corn yarn?  what company makes it?




oh, maybe for improvements, try knitting different patterns to see what's warmest?  e.g. garter vs stockinette or something... they say cables keep the heat in better...
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superchloe
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2008 10:14:24 AM »

we used Cornucopia by Kollage. There's another one, too... I think it's called a-maize-ing?
thanks for your suggestion Smiley
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superchloe
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2008 12:48:59 PM »

Hey guys!
I'd like to thank everyone who gave us input last year (:
But science fair is rolling around again, and I was wondering if you all had any ideas as to what to do to expand our project again. Our ideas currently are:
-Adding weather conditions
-Felting/fulling
-Different Stitch patterns
what else can you all think of? it can be totally ridiculous if you want. All ideas are welcome (:
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