locate wool sport weight yarn for man's vest

ginnysMarch 11, 2007

Does anyone know where to find wool sport weight or fingering yarn that is reasonably priced & comes in other than baby colors? My husband has a dark blue heather buttoned sweater vest which is worse than thread-bare which I'd like to copy. The yarn would be similar to what I used decades ago to knit socks or dickies (for anyone who remembers them). I've seen others wish Paton made their merino in sport weight, but unfortunately, they don't.

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anne_b

You may want to visit www.KnitPicks.com They have a sportweight 100% Peruvian wool called Telemark, 24 colors, $1.99 per 50-gram ball. If you'd rather go with fingering weight, look at their 'Palette' - 30 colors.

I have no connection with the company, but have bought from them for years and am very satisfied. Shipping is free on orders over $45!

Anne B

Here is a link that might be useful: Knit Picks

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 5:25AM
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craftfetish

I second the KnitPicks recommendation.

I was quite taken with the Essential line - which is a fingering weight washable wool. Comes in solids and tweeds. Very soft, nice to work with.

Here is a link that might be useful: craftfetish blog

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 12:53PM
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ginnys

Thanks anne b & craftfetish. I had run into KnitPicks on my search but had never heard anything about it or their yarns, nor had I found the 'Palette' possibility. Glad to hear it's a reasonable source!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 6:50PM
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