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soaker yarn fave?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Tell me your favorite 100% wool yarn for soakers.

Thanks!
post #2 of 17
I like the handpainted farm yarn from LTK. I have great luck with knitting this, plus it's SOOO pretty.
post #3 of 17
honestly? for soakers? i'm into patons merino, and soy/wool stripes. i can dye the merino, and both are affordable, and i don't feel like i've spent extreme amounts of cash on something that will spend the entirety of it's existence protecting my couch from pee.
post #4 of 17
For workhorse, I like Peace Fleece (cos it's cheap through a coop.) For pretty, people-will-see-this, I like the pretty handpainteds.
post #5 of 17
I'm with boodafli. I've had a lot of fun kool-aid dying the Paton's for soakers. Especially a great deal when bought with the 40% off coupons.
post #6 of 17
Right now I am knitting some pants with Stallion Merino and it has to be the softest, silkiest wool I have knit with. Nice stitch definition and I hear it wears well too. But I am into soft over all else. I have heard that Purewool is incredibly soft too, and affordable.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Max'sMama View Post
I like the handpainted farm yarn from LTK. I have great luck with knitting this, plus it's SOOO pretty.
this is great too because it's machine washable!! www.littleturtleknits.com

but my absolute favorite is lindon merino from three irish girls.
post #8 of 17
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I handpaint my own. I want something thick and wooly. Not scrawny or scratchy. I don't want something that can be machine washed. What about BBR merino? Peace Fleece is not something I would put on my baby's soft skin-so scratchy and it does weird things after washing. Wool of the Andes is thin. I'm picky...

Thank you for your replies.
post #9 of 17
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but my absolute favorite is lindon merino from three irish girls.
My fave too! I'm really picky about wanting a super soft yarn that is durable too. This fits the bill and her colorways are amazing. I'm getting ready to place an order in the next week again, because I love it so much!
post #10 of 17
Brad and Nada's BFL is my absolute favorite.

I don't like the fluffy feeling wools, like Targhee, Marr Haven, etc. That puts me in the minority, I think, but I really prefer smooth yarns.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Sailmom View Post
Right now I am knitting some pants with Stallion Merino and it has to be the softest, silkiest wool I have knit with. Nice stitch definition and I hear it wears well too. But I am into soft over all else. I have heard that Purewool is incredibly soft too, and affordable.
OMG I love that yarn (Stallion)!!! And WoolyWondersByNada's Big Blue or regular BFL. Also, I love anything by threeirishgirls.com. I've heard Purewool pills a lot.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by crayolaab View Post
I've heard Purewool pills a lot.
It does pill alot IMO, but if you don't mind using your sweater shaver more often, it is nice and soft.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Zoo Loo Naturals View Post
I handpaint my own. I want something thick and wooly. Not scrawny or scratchy. I don't want something that can be machine washed. What about BBR merino? Peace Fleece is not something I would put on my baby's soft skin-so scratchy and it does weird things after washing. Wool of the Andes is thin. I'm picky...

Thank you for your replies.
bbr is nice, i like it.
post #14 of 17
I like any yarns that soft such as BFL and Merino. I don't like PF or Targhee.
post #15 of 17
am I the only one that cant afford three irish girls yarn?
post #16 of 17
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am I the only one that cant afford three irish girls yarn?
hehe. I didn't say I could afford it either just that I LOVE it! I was gifted a subscription to the YOTM club so I get some of it that way, and then the rest I have gotten as gifts or in swaps/trades
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. This is just the info. I was looking for.
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