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I hope this thread doesn't violate any laws or anything...But...<br>
I was just wondering what types of yarn you knitters use to make diaper wear out of? Do you buy yarn that has lanolin already in it or do you lanolize the finished product afterwards?<br><br>
The reason why I ask is because I am a knitter and a spinner and have tons and tons of yarn, and processed wool with lanolin already in it. (I just spin for the fun of it, and never really valued the lanolin.) I've never tried to knit anything other than sweaters and socks, and even then I try to get the lanolin out! :) Now that I'm into the Cd thing, and am hearing much about the qualities of woolies and soakers (although I'm still not clear on the concept, guess I'll have to see it in action), I'm thinking I might have a fortune sitting in my closet!<br><br>
(As for soakers, thats just woolen underwear isn't it? You snappi or pin a prefold, and wear a soaker over it? Have I got it right? And the properties of wool keep it from leaking?)<br><br>
Not I'm not soliciting or anything, but I am curious to whether or not the stuff I have is valueable to CD knitters or not.
 

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I'd recommend you head over the the woolywonder forums and ask there. That's where most of the soaker knitters hang out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><a href="http://woolywonder.com/forums/" target="_blank">http://woolywonder.com/forums/</a>
 

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soft!, has to be soft wool yarn is always of value to a knitter. Lanolin is key. But the wool needs to be a soft wool. That is most important. For example, I never use Lions Brand Fisherman yarn b/c it is scratchy, but Peace Fleece or Barletts would be better.<br><br>
comparable places for yarn we <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com" target="_blank">www.littleturtleknits.com</a><br><a href="http://www.fabriconnection.com" target="_blank">www.fabriconnection.com</a><br><a href="http://www.wonderfulwoolies.com" target="_blank">www.wonderfulwoolies.com</a><br><a href="http://www.handpaintedyarn.com" target="_blank">www.handpaintedyarn.com</a><br><a href="http://www.woolywondersbynada.com" target="_blank">www.woolywondersbynada.com</a> has the blue face leicester that is supposed to be divine.<br><br>
There are more, but these are ones I hear about at the <a href="http://www.woolywonder.com" target="_blank">www.woolywonder.com</a> forums all the time.<br><br>
If you are going to knit to sell, you would need your own pattern and <a href="http://www.woolywonder.com" target="_blank">www.woolywonder.com</a> and <a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com" target="_blank">www.littleturtleknits.com</a> license their products. Or you can create your own pattern.<br><br>
Wool absorbs moisture, so it is a cover. Kind of like underwear, but more like a diaper cover. You would need a prefold or fitted underneath with a soaker on top. See wooly wonders and LTK. Also <a href="http://www.mosaicmoon.net" target="_blank">www.mosaicmoon.net</a> , <a href="http://www.bungalowbaby.com" target="_blank">www.bungalowbaby.com</a> , and the list up under diaper resources for more info on what they look like, etc.
 
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