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I just made a soaker from the free punk knitters pattern using Lionbrand Fisherman's wool. After lanolizing, will this be enough for nightime with a prefold and stay dry doubler?
 

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Works for us! We don't even bother with doublers but DD isn't a heavy wetter at night so that plays in our favor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> All my wool covers work great at night.
 

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We use wool at night if we want dry results in the AM. Any time I use anything else, we have some sort of wicking.
 

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That's exactly what I used for ds1 at night. It worked great. Ds 2 however I'm to scared to use cloth at all...he's such a heavy wetter.<br><br>
Worked great for us the first time and like the pp said, everything else leaked...including sposies.
 

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Yes, my knit soakers work extremely well at night. I also used the punk knitters pattern but I used knitpicks wool of the andes yarn. I found that once they were lanolinized properly, they worked like a charm. And ds is a VERY heavy wetter.
 

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I'm trying to print the Punk Knitters Soaker Pattern but loading the page crashes my browser. Over and over and over. Can someone PM me the pattern? Or give me a different link if you know of one? Pretty please? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Was it soft, or was it scratchy at all?<br><br>
I'm trying to find super-soft wool and I looked on the sticky in this forum but the only ones that were listed as "soft merino yarn" have to be imported from Uruguay or New Zealand, and I don't want to pay so much for shipping. Can someone recommend an online store that ships from the US for wool that is soft enough to make baby clothes/wool soakers?
 

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I'm not familar with that pattern but, wool works well at night time. Prefolds for night time didn't get us as long as fitteds though. What I mean is we'd get more dry time with fitteds topped with microfleece than compared to our prefolds. I love both kinds of diapers though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have used Wool of the Andes Taedareth and it's really nice and soft. I was going to come back to your thread asking about yarn earlier and tell you that. It's not spendy either.
 

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I agree . . . Wool of the Andes is a nice yarn--not scratchy at all and it holds it's shape too which I was worried about since it does feel so soft.
 

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Just make sure you have enough diaper underneath, and your knit fabric is fairly tight.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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i used pattons merino <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: knitted down a needle size (smaller) to allow for the absurd amount of stretch in this yarn. i hand felted the crotch on the inside just a bit (the outside still looks like regular, unfelted stockinette) and lanolinized with northern essence monkeyfarts wool wash (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: ) and a smidge of lansinoh. bulletproof. and cheap. you can see em on my blog (in siggie) i made two, and dyed one dark red with black cherry koolaid, and one bright orange with, well, oragne koolaid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (and then i made a shirt to go with it. cuz i'm a dork.)
 
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