A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Nutbar » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:48 pm

nakigal wrote:
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Khai wrote:I don't think http://skeinz.com has been mentioned in here?
They've got some lovely wool.
I am thinking of getting some of their 8ply to knit an Olearia cardigan for DD1, is it soft? It would be a "going-out" cardy, so wouldn't get a lot of hard wear.
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Khai » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:01 am

Bad news.. They're just reopened after being closed for Christmas, so probably a lot more noominess to be loaded onto the site.

For the question is the 8ply soft, they manufacture yarn so they don't have one 8ply wool, they have several bases. If there's a specific one you're looking at I may be able to tell you though.

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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by karmiec » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:08 am

What was their undyed yarn like :hide:
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Khai » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:43 am

The organic merino is lovely, wears well too apparently. Really good value considering it's around $26 per 100g dyed.

The 8ply wool is comparable to TWC Perendale expect wears really well and is a bit softer. Southlander is the dyed version.

The 8ply machine washable wool is soft and hard wearing, takes forever to start pilling, then depills nicely with a fabric comb.

The 4ply merino is also nice, good for baby items, You can use it for socks, but they will wear out faster than a nylon blend. Great stitch definition for cables. Merino soft is the dyed version.

I think that's all of them?

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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by redhead » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:54 am

LIsa, ive been using their 8ply and 4ply MW :) it is gorgeous and soft
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by nakigal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:10 pm

The ones I am looking at are these:

http://www.skeinz.com/shop/View+by+Yarn ... +50gm.html

http://www.skeinz.com/shop/View+by+Yarn ... Floss.html

Probably leaning more towards the candy floss at this stage.
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Khai » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:27 pm

I went in this morning and there was lots of new stuff. \:D/
nakigal wrote:The ones I am looking at are these:

http://www.skeinz.com/shop/View+by+Yarn ... +50gm.html

http://www.skeinz.com/shop/View+by+Yarn ... Floss.html

Probably leaning more towards the candy floss at this stage.
Both are the same shade, the machine wash is soft and hardwearing. I haven't knit with the alpaca/ merino, it's lovely and soft, the alpaca component can be a bit prickly. It's a lovely yarn though, it depends on what you want it for. The MW is definitely a good multipurpose yarn being soft as well as hardwearing.

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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by nakigal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:55 pm

Khai wrote:I went in this morning and there was lots of new stuff. \:D/
nakigal wrote:The ones I am looking at are these:

http://www.skeinz.com/shop/View+by+Yarn ... +50gm.html

http://www.skeinz.com/shop/View+by+Yarn ... Floss.html

Probably leaning more towards the candy floss at this stage.
Both are the same shade, the machine wash is soft and hardwearing. I haven't knit with the alpaca/ merino, it's lovely and soft, the alpaca component can be a bit prickly. It's a lovely yarn though, it depends on what you want it for. The MW is definitely a good multipurpose yarn being soft as well as hardwearing.
Fantastic. Thanks for your help :D

ETA - Poos, just went to order some and realised it is out of stock. Back to the drawing board. :gaah:
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Khai » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:56 pm

The alpaca merino is really lovely, did you have a project in mind?

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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by nakigal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Khai wrote:The alpaca merino is really lovely, did you have a project in mind?
I'm going to knit a cardigan for DD1, so it really needs to be non-scratchy or I will go to the trouble of knitting it up and then she won't wear it :roll: And being a typical assertive 3 year old she tells me it HAS to be pink...... I was going to order some Bendigo wool, but it only comes in 200gm hanks which equates to around 400m from memory and I need 485m to complete the project so probably better to buy 50gm balls.
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Wicked Knits » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:55 pm

There's the melody bendigo in 50g balls, in a dusky, darker pink. Apparently it's nice stuff.
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by nakigal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:58 pm

Alia wrote:There's the melody bendigo in 50g balls, in a dusky, darker pink. Apparently it's nice stuff.
mmmm, nice Alia. Unfortunately DD wants "Ballet Pink" :roll: My goodness this fussy at 3, what is she going to be like at 13 :gaah:
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by Wicked Knits » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:03 pm

nakigal wrote:
Alia wrote:There's the melody bendigo in 50g balls, in a dusky, darker pink. Apparently it's nice stuff.
mmmm, nice Alia. Unfortunately DD wants "Ballet Pink" :roll: My goodness this fussy at 3, what is she going to be like at 13 :gaah:
:smt044 That's okay - she'll probably want black then. And that doesn't come in shades. :lol:
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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

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Re: A 'where to buy lovely yarn' resource

Post by capelbach » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:20 pm

http://www.newzealandwools.com Free shipping. Select NZ $ from the currency selector on the right hand side.
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