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Topic: Yarn recommendations, please! (iso drapey yarn)  (Read 521 times)
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roxycat
« on: August 29, 2005 10:17:59 AM »

Hey ladies, I need your input. I'm looking for yarns that drape nicely when knit up. My preferences are:

+ nothing chunky
+ nothing fuzzy
+ both cheap AND designer yarn ideas welcome!

Thanks! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005 12:10:27 PM »

In general, you'll get more of a drapey effect if you use a larger needle than recommended for the yarn.  Finer gauge is better. 

I've heard good things about SilkyWool by Elizabeth(?) Lavold - I read a review of it that specifically mentioned that it had a beautiful drape, but I can't remember where (sorry).
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starlings
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005 04:40:15 PM »

Euroflax linen is great, very drapey. It is a bit stiff while you knit it and it's hard to believe that it will soften up but it does and the results are beautiful, either in open stitch patterns or plain ones.

If you want something warm, then alpca (especially baby alpaca) and mostly-alpaca yarns have great drape.
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highschoolcrafter
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 05:45:24 PM »

good idea
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