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Topic: Inexpensive yarn for charity knitting?  (Read 636 times)
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« on: March 30, 2006 12:48:53 PM »

Herro!  I'm going to be knitting hats for chemo patients and premies and I've been looking for a nice, but still inexpensive cotton yarn to use.  Worsted or higher is best, for quickness's sake.

I know knitpicks sells shine worsted for $2.50 for a 75 yard ball, but I'm just wondering if there's anything better out there.   Grin  I figure that the more that I can afford, the more hats I can make!
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006 06:15:37 PM »

Get knitted garments from thrift shops, wash them, & recycle the yarn as per this brilliant tutorial:


Cheapest yarn possible!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006 08:13:21 AM »

Are you stuck on cotton yarn?  If you're making chemo caps and preemie caps, you're definately going to want something soft.  What about something like Caron's Simply Soft?  A lot comes on a skein (over 300 yards), and you can usually get them for $1-2/sk.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006 08:16:39 AM »

Or buy an old sweater from a thrift store, rip it apart & re-use the yarn - a couple dollars for a pound or more of yarn . . . .


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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2006 10:04:22 AM »

I am on the Caron's Simply Soft bandwagon. I bought a skein to make a hat for my new nephew.

1. It's so easy to knit with
2. It is INCREDIBLY soft, soft like you wouldn't believe
3. Cheap cheap cheap, especially if you have a Joann's or Michael's coupon
4. One skein goes a long way
5. No dye lots, so if you run out, you don't have to worry about matching dye lots.

That's my two cents =) Good for you on the charity knitting btw! That's awesome.

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