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Snyderwagon
« on: October 02, 2008 07:18:10 PM »

So I like to crochet sweaters; I look on ebay often for lots of yarn on the cheap b/c we all know that 10-12 skeins of nice, non Red-Heart yarn can get pricey!!

So I see cones of yarn a lot ... is this meant for crochet/knitting? I've assumed it's more for weaving?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 10:28:50 PM »

Okay, so as far as cones of yarn go, they're a byproduct of the 70's.  They tend to be a thinner more harsh yarn, but pretty much all my favorite sweaters my mommy made for me were made from coned yarn.  It's bulk yarn, its very consistent, and its fairly easy to work with, mostly because it is a product of factory.  I recommend it as far as durable sweaters, it goes a treat for cable needle knitting, but I don't know about crocheting.  Hope that helps 
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008 05:25:26 AM »

They're generally meant for weaving, but you can find them in just about any fiber type and use them however you'd like. They're usually a pretty good deal. One word of caution about using a WW cotton...your sweater will stretch like the dickens.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008 02:39:53 PM »

Cones are also popular with machine knitters (me Cheesy).  Quality can vary, of course - the cones I buy are 100% wool and absolutely wonderful to work with.

The upside - you won't have many ends to weave in when you finish.

The downside - it's rather difficult to take a cone with you if you want to knit or crochet while you're out.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008 12:46:48 PM »

I ordered some cones last year for an afghan I was going to crochet, like you said, it is a whole lot cheaper.  I was leary at first, but I would do it again. Plus I got a freebie of yarn that I fell in love with!  Same draw back, it is bulky and won't fit in your goodie bag when traveling. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008 03:02:01 PM »

I have a 1 lb. cone of white cotton yarn by Peaches & Creme. 
The quality doesn't seem any different than my other 100% cotton yarns.
I use it interchangeably with Sugar 'n Cream yarn. Wink
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Snyderwagon
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008 07:10:33 PM »

Cool, thanks everyone!
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aehathor
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008 09:14:44 AM »

I have purchased approximately 120 pounds of yarns on cones and it was so cost-worthy. My husband built me a unit where the yarn is wound into balls and I can control the tension. I bought all different types of yarn - thick, thin, chenille, mohair, cotton, etc., and I really enjoy it.

This past weekend I wound up some worsted weight yarn and some alpaca and chenille to make a Halloween costume for my daughter.

I feel that in the end it is a cost effective way to purchase yarns if you are going to use a heck of a lot, or resell it. I also realize that I am lucky my husband is handy enough to build me a stand where I can do things like that!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2008 05:17:51 PM »

I have purchased approximately 120 pounds of yarns on cones and it was so cost-worthy. My husband built me a unit where the yarn is wound into balls and I can control the tension. I bought all different types of yarn - thick, thin, chenille, mohair, cotton, etc., and I really enjoy it.

This past weekend I wound up some worsted weight yarn and some alpaca and chenille to make a Halloween costume for my daughter.

I feel that in the end it is a cost effective way to purchase yarns if you are going to use a heck of a lot, or resell it. I also realize that I am lucky my husband is handy enough to build me a stand where I can do things like that!

do you mind posting a picture of this machine/stand your husband built? you've got my interest, i just cant picture it lol
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008 10:21:24 AM »

Okey-dokey! Here is the stand my hubby made for me. On it at the moment is 1250 wpi chenille. It is not the prettiest thing, but it works great.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v699/aehathor/conestand.jpg
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