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Old 07-28-2008, 06:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I knit this beautiful soaker for DS is cascade 220 Charcoal Gray. It is a little big so he will be able to have it for a while. I love the way it looks but it leaks, and not just a little. DP was holding DS and he peed and she had a large wet spot on her side. It wasn't a leak out the side it was directly through the soaker. The soaker was recently lanolized in Euclan the same way that all of our other soaker were. What can I do. I don't put it on him because the thing leaks. I have considered pulling the legs out and felting it. I can't felt it now because DS has chunky legs and probably would not be able to wear it after felting. What would you do?

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I'd suggest turning it inside out and lanolizing with lanolin (as opposed to Eucalan). You and even get the lanolin somewhat warn and rub it into your damp soaker.

Do you have a long enough cuff at the leg openings so that the diaper is completely covered??

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Yes, thats no problem. We always make sure to tuck in the extra diaper. The legs are pretty snug so there is not much space for the diaper to wiggle down.

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I've never used that yarn but many people on a soaker group I'm on do and no one has complained. I would turn it inside out, lanolize the helk out of it, like overnight and maybe a few times. Sometimes when I first knit something up it takes a few lanolizes before it really works.

Are you lanolizing properly? You should be putting hte lanolin in hot water with a few squirts of shampoo or castille soap, shaking it up till it's milky white and no clumps of lanolin, then put in your soaker overnight. And as previously mentioned, inside-out.
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How tightly is it knit? IME, cascade and the like need to be very tightly knit to work well. I like 5 st/in.

Also, some kids pee hard enough that they need a very absorbent diaper under soakers, or it will shoot straight through the wool.
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I've never used that yarn but many people on a soaker group I'm on do and no one has complained.
Yup, I'm loving Cascade220 for soakers.

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I knit cascade on 5's, but I think the biggest thing here is that Cascade is a fairly processed yarn & really needs to be lanolized. Eucalan will maintain the lanolin already there, but it doesn't add much (if any) to the knitted item. I bet it will work wonderfully once you add lanolin to it.
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I am reknitting the Legs because DP does not like the crochet'd ones and then I will lanolize everything again. Thanks everyone for the help!

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Yeah lanolize the heck out of it. I use about a pea sized amount.
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