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i went to joann fabrics yesterday and the only 100% wool was fisherman's wool. they had this wool-ease stuff that is 80% acrylic and 20% wool. i want my aunt to knit soakers for me (and i want to learn myself) but i can't find nice, soft wool or decent colors.<br><br>
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The Lion's Brand Fisherman's wool is supposed to be good. So far I have ordered all of my yarn from Theresa at <a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com" target="_blank">Little Turtle Knits</a><br><br>
Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wool">
 

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I buy the 100% Fisherman's wooll (Lion Brand) out here in the Pacific NW I buy it at Fred Meyer...I can't think of anything from our PA days that could help you out...it is a grocery store/ department store (kinda KMartish). I am wondering if WallMart or Kmart would have it? Hopefully someone from the East Coast will answer.
 

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I've been using the Fisherman's Wool for soakers and it works well. I started using it because it's natural-colored and I wanted to do Kool-Aid dyeing, but I keep using it because it's pretty soft.<br><br>
Why didn't you like the Fisherman's Wool?<br><br>
My suggestion would be to check your Yellow Pages for a yarn store and venture on in there. The yarn will be more expensive, though. Especially if you have that 50% off coupon for Jo-Ann fabrics and can get the FW for $4.50.<br><br>
I've used Cascade 220 for soakers and it's worked well. Galway would be good, Brown Sheep Naturespun worsted would be good as well, but you may need to adjust gauge as it's a thinner yarn. What else... Woolpak 8-Ply has good yardage for a reasonable price (probably 450 yds for $14-15) and nice colors.<br><br>
If you end up buying a white or natural-colored wool and want to dye it, there's a lot of Kool-Aid dyeing info <a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=74201" target="_blank">here</a>. Lots of fun!
 

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Hey, DH and I went to Ursinus!!! Small world <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We live down in Delaware County now, about 40 minutes away, but we're thinking of buyign a house up in Oaks.<br><br>
Anyway, I digress-I'd be happy to set up a playdate to bring you some yarn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've no idea what you've got up that way in terms of shops, I think there's one in Phoenixville.
 

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hey knittin - pm'd ya!!!!!!!!<br><br>
its not that i don't like fishermans wool - i just didn't know if there were other options!<br><br>
thanks all for all the responses!!!!!!!!!!
 
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