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« on: August 15, 2007 05:57:17 PM »

I am a pretty new knitter, and most of my projects are small (right now I'm on an MP3 cozy kick). I want to try my hand at felting, and I'd like to get my hands on some small amounts of wool yarn (worsted weight). Does anyone know where I can find small amounts of wool yarn? I don't want to pay $6 for a whole skein and only use two yards of it!

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007 06:15:01 PM »

Not sure about where to find small quantities but in my experience worsted weight wool is so handy to have around.  You will use it for another project/s.  Especially if you are felting...you can make things with stripes, different colors, etc.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007 07:29:47 PM »

If you keep knitting for a while, make some hats, mittens, scarves, etc., soon you will have so many little balls and odds and ends of yarn you won't know what to do with all of them (at least, that's what happens to me).
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007 07:58:25 PM »

Agreed on winding up with various little odds and ends from other projects. If you're not inclined to work on other things and wait, though, there are two ways I know of to get cheap wool yarn. The first is Knitpicks.com, where you can get 100 yards for two bucks (not counting maybe another dollar or two in shipping). The other option is thrifting sweaters to take apart for yarn, though that will gain you considerably more than a couple yards to work with. Both options will set you back less than five bucks and leave you with a fair amount of wool to work with afterwards.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007 08:54:28 PM »

You can try thrift stores, there's often small leftover bits for a dime or so, and even whole skeins for a quarter or so. I got 4 full and 2 partial (about 1/2 to 2/3) skeins of WoolEase for only $1! Same color!

« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007 05:46:14 AM »

Or you could look around craftster for someone willing to do a personal swap with you for their odds and ends of wool yarn.  I'm sure there is someone who would be interested.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007 08:31:11 AM »

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes comes in small skeins of 110 yards for $2 a ball. that's enough to make things like iPod/Cell phone cozies and fingerless gloves like knitty's Fetching


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