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Tell me your favorite 100% wool yarn for soakers.

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I like the handpainted farm yarn from LTK. I have great luck with knitting this, plus it's SOOO pretty.

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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.
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For workhorse, I like Peace Fleece (cos it's cheap through a coop.) For pretty, people-will-see-this, I like the pretty handpainteds.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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...

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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!

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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...

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bbr is nice, i like it.
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I like any yarns that soft such as BFL and Merino. I don't like PF or Targhee.
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am I the only one that cant afford three irish girls yarn?
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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

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Thanks everyone. This is just the info. I was looking for.
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