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I just started working on a knitted soaker with Peace Fleece and it has a neat feel to it. It's almost like the yarn still has a little lanolin in it, it doesn't feel totally stripped like more commercial wool yarn does. Has anyone else who has worked with this, noticed this? I'm still going to lanolize it before I use it...
 

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Yes, I have. I made a pair of longies recently and I love them. They seem to hold their shape so well too with this yarn. I did lanolise mine but I didn't go crazy with the lanolin as they didn't really need it. You can also soak them overnight with cheap hair conditioner once you finish your soaker and it will soften the peace fleece. Then rinse it out and lanolise as normal. I love the texture of peace fleece knitted. It feels so nice.
 

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I love PF... and it's a workhorse for soakers, longies etc... has a nice halo effect after a few washings too. AND it felts great.. needs a bit of work, but comes out beautifully... plus it's a great cause...
 

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I use PF almost exclusively for DD's soakers and longies. She plays hard w/ her big brother and I've found the PF resists felting, washes up fantastic, and softens so much. I've made DH a scarf from it, I'm knitting some LTK Cable Hats in it, I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> PF!!!<br>
AND, if you think you're going to use a lot of it, you can do a wholesale order w/ PF, you just need to order at least $100 worth (before shipping). I think it works out to be about 22 skeins. Or if you can find a co-op to get in on, it's $4.50/ skein <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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Forgot to say, yes, it does have quite a bit of lanolin left in it. The yarn is not overprocessed and MOST of the sheep are humanely raised if I remember correctly (they get their yarn from MANY different sources).
 

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I love PF! Glad to turn you onto it, Liz. I will def be doing a wholesale order in the near future, as I posted on our AP group list...
 

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I would love to get in on that... I think I need a pair of socks for myself! Let me know (and the rest of us) what we need to do to get in on it...
 

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Cari from Yarn Coop <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/YarnCoops/?yguid=242722650" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/YarnCo...guid=242722650</a><br>
is running a peace fleece coop right now... and there is no coop fee. I have 13 skeins listed right now, so if anyone else gets in there it should close soon. I think she will close it when it fills the minimum. She usually runs PF once a month or so.
 

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Do you think peace fleece is too scratchy for a kid's hat?? I've been trying to decide between this and bartletts for a hat using 'heavy worsted". I do have a pf yarn sample but I just can't tell since I haven't washed it.<br>
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I don't think it's too scratchy, my next set of projects include a PF sweater for dh and mittens and hats for ds.
 

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I love pf too! Ds has two soakers made from it and I prefer them over the ones I've made from other yarns. They really do get softer and softer and I love the look they have when they're well broken in, floppy and soft but very sturdy. All this pf love has me itching to make ds some longies with it, but I need to make myself use up the yarn I already have before I get some.<br><br>
I noticed the lanolin in it as well, although I recently got some local yarn and wow that stuff has a TONS of lanolin in it. My hands feel so soft after knitting with it.<br><br>
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Before wearing it I would wash it with hair conditioner or maybe even lanolize it too to soften it up. I think just knit up it would feel too scratchy.
 

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Thanks for the co-op link... I had it a long time ago but never joined. I'm gonna try and get a few skeins ordered now. My one MDC friend that I know IRL has knit tons of stuff for her dd with peace fleece and I've always wanted to try knitting with it but just keep putting off ordering some.<br><br>
Hopefully I'll have thinned my yarn stash way down with all my holiday knitting to where I won't feel guilty for getting more yarn<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> ...
 
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