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cranberry
« on: November 04, 2007 07:42:10 AM »

Hey peeps.

I'm on the lookout for a relatively soft superwash woolen yarn. Preferably aran weight/worsted weight, so I can knit Central Park Hoodie. I thought of knitting it in Cascade superwash, but I hear its not really soft. I'm still open to it though, does it get softer in the wash?

I'm not interested in Debbie Bliss anything- the Cashmerino is soft but pills easily, and the Rialto aran is just too expensive for the yardage (about 1300y/1200m) I need.

The yarn I originally bought for CPH (Rowan's all seasons cotton) is telling me it wants to be a military jacket, so I need another yarn.

Any suggestions? Also, some good online shops would be nice, too!
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JennBabe
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 08:43:21 AM »

Have you considered Knitpicks Swish?  It's a worsted weight superwash... and if you're really adventurous, you could buy some of the bare swish to dye yourself!
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cranberry
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 10:12:26 AM »

No, but I'll give it a go. I hope its soft(er) than Cascade 220 superwash.
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Tribe
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007 01:48:09 PM »

the cascade 200 superwash is softer than regular cascade 220 but the knitpicks merino superwash merino is divinely soft! And it dyes very beautifully Smiley
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