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« on: August 13, 2008 06:41:36 PM »

I want to make the short n sweet-but am unable to find a good yarn store.I am basically limited to a michaels.Is there an arcylic or anything else they sell there that would make a good substitute?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008 07:09:24 PM »

I made mine with lily sugar n' cream solids in simply taupe.  The cotton yarn really makes the stitches pop! 
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008 08:29:38 AM »

Id suggest walmart over any craft stores.  The selection isnt as big as some craft stores.  But they still have a nice variety and its better prices.  You mentioned you only hav micheals as far as craft stores go, but Im guessing if you have a micheals then you definantly have a walmart.   Grin   

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008 07:57:39 PM »

Our Michaels sells Lion Brand's "Cotton Ease"  which is acrylic & cotton.  I just finished a light cardigan in it, and it looks decent.  The ends unravel quickly, so that's a pain...........I ordered some TLC Cotton Plus from JoAnn's (online) to make my Short n Sweet, but haven't gotten far with the pattern.  My gauge was totally off!
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008 03:14:49 PM »

I tried cotton ease too and my gauge was off also,another annoying thing is the yarn kept splitting-its so loosely spun.I hoped it would be a good choice.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008 09:54:31 PM »

I used TLC Cotton Plus myself, if I remember right, and it worked out really nicely! It's softer than 100% acrylic yarn would be, and easy to work with. The stitch definition is quite nice, and still being an acrylic blend, it's washable and won't shrink.

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008 02:16:32 PM »

This is online, but knitpicks.com is pretty cheap. I just bought 8 skeins of Knit Picks Shine Sport. There are some finished Bolero's on Ravelry that used that yarn....and they had a great color selection.

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 03:25:56 AM »

I made my old foster daughters out of caron simply soft and it looked really good!  I am not a big fan of acryllic but I will use simply soft when the buget is tight or for my kids clothes since they loose half there stuff anyway!


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