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Topic: Desperately Seeking Non-Digusting White Fingering/Sport/Baby Gauge Yarn  (Read 1339 times)
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lisascenic
« on: September 07, 2005 12:15:42 PM »

I promised to knit my co-worker a little bolero/shrug/jacket for her wedding.  I'm happy to do this project, it should be really pretty when finished.  (Vogue Knitting's Summer 2005 Cropped Cardigan -- I'm going to adjust the pattern so it has long sleeves.)

BUT.....  I'm not finding yarn in the correct gauge that isn't revolting synthetic baby yarn, or freaky self striping sock yarn.  (THAT wouldn't go over so well with her dress!)

At this point, I think shopping online may be my best solution, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'm desperate to hear them!

Thanks y'all.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005 12:19:29 PM »

Where do you live?

I went to Hobbycraft & John Lewis recently and they looked like they both had quite a lot. Have you tried a LYS?

I got some fingering yarn for a swap project (don't want to say what incase she stalks my post), it was Sirdar Wash 'n wear. Not really special, and synthetic too, but I liked the colour, and it was really inexpensive.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005 12:27:49 PM »

I did try to local yarn store.  Unfortunately, they're gearing up for winter knitting, and also have figured out that floofy fringy or chunky yarns are their best sellers.  It is more and more difficult to get a good "basic" yarn....

I did find these:
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420132
http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Silk+City+Bounce+Cones&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=+Order+By+Shortgauge&Count=70

Since this is going over a beautiful wedding gown, I really need this yearn to be as nice (and white) as possible!
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005 12:31:52 PM »

Oooooooooh. They're both nice. When & where's the wedding? If it's october+ and up north somewhere, prob. wool would be warmer. But maybe you shouldn't listen to me?
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005 12:33:59 PM »

May I suggest:
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420102
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Ornaghi Filati Pisolo (I found this at my lys, but have been unable to find it online - it's baby-weight, and comes in baby colors, including white.  It has a subtle sheen that is not shiny, but not matte, either.  If you're desperate, pm me and I may be able to buy some and send it to you)
Hope it works out!
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005 01:01:05 PM »

Neliamne -- I looked at that one, but needed a whiter white.  Thanks, though!
I found the main Italian website for the other yarn you mentioned, but couldn't find the particular one:
http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm

Nushybum -- the wedding is in October in North Carolina.  Wool or a wool/silk blend would be lovely...  Nothing too itchy, though. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2005 03:46:57 PM »

How about this?  It knits up beautifully
http://www.knitknackshop.com/Tamm-Carts/tammmainframe.htm
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2005 03:53:47 PM »

Hahaha. I am a stalker.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2005 04:00:40 PM »

Dale Baby Ull! It's soft, washable, and a beautiful yarn. Comes in many colors, including white and cream.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2005 04:59:23 PM »

GloryB -- Can you tell me which yarn on this site you liked?  I'm being obtuse.  Sorry.  I don't see gauge, just knitting machine tension information, which doesn't mean much to me...

Dancingbarefoot -- I was considering Baby Ull.  The only time I used it, I knit it way, way  too loosely, and it ended up pilling pretty badly.  But that was my own stubbornness and inexperience, not the fault of the yarn.
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