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ajar
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USA
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Posted - 05/21/2002 :  11:26:52 AM  Show Profile Send ajar a Private Message
I am looking for a yarn that will keep my husband cool. He is a very warm person. He has cotton sweaters (store bought) that he never wears. One sweater-type item he does wear is a v-neck pullover from Eddy Bauer that is a fine-guage double knit. I was thinking that Rowan's Linen Drape might work, but I know some people find viscose (rayon) to be hot. I guess I need a good summer yarn that is not too fine. Please give suggestions.

linda-gail
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Posted - 05/24/2002 :  10:07:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit linda-gail's Homepage Send linda-gail a Private Message
I'm sorry that I don't have any specific suggestions. My husband, too, is a warm person, won't wear even light weight wool. I plan to try one of the cotton-wool blends, though, to see how he likes it. I'm working on a cotton sweater for him now - just have to seam the shoulders and knit the neck band. I'll let you know how he likes the fiber. Maybe you and your husband need to pick out a style and color for a sweater together - he won't have an excuse to not wear it if he has a hand in designing it? Good luck. Linda

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RoseByAny
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Posted - 05/24/2002 :  4:18:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Hide his winter coats

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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carols
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Posted - 05/24/2002 :  6:45:44 PM  Show Profile Send carols a Private Message
How about Rowan 4-ply cotton (or Sesia Baby or another 100% cotton fingering/baby yarn)? I've made baby sweaters from the Rowan and it is about as light as you could get and still be a sweater. The only problem is that to make a man's sweater at such a fine gauge would take forever! Sometimes you can score the Rowan 4-ply on ebay for less than retail, or some of the British websites like www.colourway.co.uk often have better prices than here.
Carol
p.s. I must confess that I was afraid to read this post for a little while, having started to engage in all kinds of wild imaginings about what a "hot box" is.....

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ajar
Chatty Knitter

USA
174 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2002 :  09:40:55 AM  Show Profile Send ajar a Private Message
Didn't mean to frighten you, Carol. It's local lingo.

I have some shadecards coming from Colourway and they do include Rowan 4-ply cotton. I was hoping to use a larger stitch gauge, though. He's not a big guy, but he does like to wear size large for looseness. I'm sure if I made him a silk sweater he'd wear it, but even with Colourway's sale on discontinued colors of Jaeger silk, I don't think we could afford it. Linen drape will also be on a shadecard, so I can see what I think about it.

Just as a note: I have order from Colourway and love their prices. I ordered a cotton Jaeger sale yarn. It took about three weeks, but they had to order it from the yarn manufacturer, which is stated on the web site before you even order. Once they received it, it was delivered in less than a week. I paid $30.85, including shipping, for 10 balls of Jaeger pure cotton.

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