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« on: December 12, 2007 09:22:05 PM »

I have a knitting friend who hates wool and wool-esque yarns. She has recently discovered Lion Brand Homespun and likes the weight, the way it feels, and the multi-colors, but she doesn't like how bumpy it is.

Is there a colorful, bulky-weight yarn, made up of synthetic and/or plant fibers, that is not bumpy, fuzzy, boucle, eyelash-y, or anything weird like that? Something that has a straight-ish texture?

I would like to get her some for Christmas.

Thank you!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007 11:10:29 PM »

I would suggest going to a site that sells a lot of yarn (like yarnmarket.com) or yarndex.com (not a store, but it has information about a lot of yarns) and do a search for bulky yarns. You can specify in both of these what type of fiber you want and some other things. That would probably give you the best idea for finding it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007 11:16:53 PM »

Bernat Softee Chunky. It's not quite as bulky as Homespun but it's not bumpy or anything like that.... and it's cheap too.

http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeechunky&SPP=999
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007 01:08:47 PM »

I would suggest going to a site that sells a lot of yarn (like yarnmarket.com) or yarndex.com (not a store, but it has information about a lot of yarns) and do a search for bulky yarns. You can specify in both of these what type of fiber you want and some other things. That would probably give you the best idea for finding it.

Great idea. I did that and didn't find what I was looking for. I'll keep looking. Thanks for the suggestion!
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007 01:11:13 PM »

Bernat Softee Chunky. It's not quite as bulky as Homespun but it's not bumpy or anything like that.... and it's cheap too.

http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeechunky&SPP=999

Oh, yeah. I've used that yarn once before. It feels really cheap. Other than that it is an okay yarn, but not good enough to give to my friend for Christmas.

But, I found a seller on etsy who had some bulky cotton yarn in her ebay store. I bid on it so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I win!

Thanks for the suggestion. It was a good one.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007 09:32:39 PM »

I don't like bumpy yarns either.

I just taught myself to knit about 2 weeks ago, so I'm not the best reviewer of yarns yet, but I found some yarn at Hobby Lobby that I so fell in love with. It's Yarn Bee brand (I think that's their in house yarn brand) and it's called Mosaic Twist. I got it on sale for 99 cents a ball (3 oz, 84 yards and was priced at $6.64 each). This sale has been going on for at least several weeks, although I'm not completely sure if it is still. It's 36% Polyamide (no clue what that is), 11% cotton, 35% wool and 18% acrylic. it's a super Bulky yarn and recommends size 15 needles. While it looks fine on those, I also did a swatch on size 9s and I liked it even more.

I just adore how it knits up and it was a pleasure to work with. I had bought only 3 balls to do a scarf, and when I realized how much I liked it i went back out and bought 20 more balls just to keep on hand. Won't hurt to check it out Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007 12:01:41 AM »

It's Yarn Bee brand (I think that's their in house yarn brand) and it's called Mosaic Twist. I got it on sale for 99 cents a ball (3 oz, 84 yards and was priced at $6.64 each)...when I realized how much I liked it i went back out and bought 20 more balls just to keep on hand.

Ooooh! I looked up some pictures of that yarn - very pretty! And can't beat that price. Kudos and thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007 07:36:08 PM »

Just my two pence (cents) worth! ThreeFish, polyamide is Nylon.
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