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#1 of 5 Old 11-23-2006, 03:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone recommend a good superwash wool that would work with this project?
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How about LB Wool-Ease?

There's a limited color selection, but maybe you could kool-aid dye some of the natural color?
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wool ease won't dye well becuae of the high acrylic content

Um, superwash. only one I can think off offhand is kona, but that won't get anywhere near close to gauge. If you want machine washable, then maybe a blend is the way to go -like plymouth encore.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have a love/hate relationship with Wool-ease and Encore.
I should probably just ask if it is ok if I make the gift out of something that needs to be hand washed.
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Knitpicks has a new superwash in a worsted weight.

I just finished a swing thing (see my blog) and I loved the pattern! Mine was made from a dreamy merino from Interlacements, alas not superwash.
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