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caroledward
Chatty Knitter

USA
142 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2006 :  08:41:53 AM  Show Profile Send caroledward a Private Message
Has anyone tried this yarn for baby stuff? How does it hold up? Is it as soft as "they" say it is? Does it pill?

Thanks

Carole

gisela
Chatty Knitter

USA
135 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2006 :  09:42:31 AM  Show Profile Send gisela a Private Message
Yes, I made a sweater for my granddaughter last year. It is super soft and it washes beautifully. Very easy to knit with, also.

Gisela
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caroledward
Chatty Knitter

USA
142 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2006 :  06:45:19 AM  Show Profile Send caroledward a Private Message
Thank you Gisela - I think I will give it a try for a baby blanket.
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craftybernie
Gabber Extraordinaire

United Kingdom
398 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2006 :  09:20:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit craftybernie's Homepage Send craftybernie a Private Message
It's lovely wool to knit with. It's so soft. I used it for my daughter when she was younger and for many friends since.

Enjoy!

"You're just jealous because the little voices are talking to me!"

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knits_for_preemies
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USA
1957 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2006 :  04:37:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit knits_for_preemies's Homepage Send knits_for_preemies a Private Message
I've used it a few time for preemie hats, and it works up fine. As for wear over time, I can't say, as these items were donated to a hospital.

I did some looking though, and discovered that this yarn comes in 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply, and DK. The 2,3, and 4 ply are all fingering weight.

I've made a blanket in a double knit size yarn before, and it worked out fine (Sirdar Snuggly DK) and has survived an incredible number of machine wash and dry cycles. Didn't pill, and is super soft--still looks brand new despite the use.

Check here at Yarndex for details (if you scroll down and look on the left hand menu, you will see the links to the info on the other plies of the Wendy/Peter Pan yarn) http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1288

I would give some thought as to how long it might take you to make a blanket in a fingering size yarn.

Barbara
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Expat2
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Canada
459 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2006 :  09:50:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Expat2's Homepage Send Expat2 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by knits_for_preemies



I did some looking though, and discovered that this yarn comes in 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply, and DK. The 2,3, and 4 ply are all fingering weight.





You are being misleading here. 2 ply, 3 ply and 4 ply are different thicknesses of yarn.
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knits_for_preemies
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USA
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Posted - 07/27/2006 :  10:19:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit knits_for_preemies's Homepage Send knits_for_preemies a Private Message
I am not trying to be misleading, just simply stating what I saw on Yarndex’s listing:

(The 2, 3, & 4 ply yarns are all listed as fingering weight.)

Wendy/Peter Pan
2 ply
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1292

3 ply
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1290

4 ply
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1294

Double Knit
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1288

Double Knit (Lustre)
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1297

I thought that ply indicated how many strands were in that particular yarn, which might or might not affect the thickness depending on the thickness of the strands and how they are put together. The needle size ranges given by Yarndex are practically the same for all three.

Info on yarn and ply: http://www.knittersreview.com/article_how_to.asp?article=/review/profile/030703_a.asp

Basically, I was surprised to see so many versions of what I originally thought was one yarn in the fingering weight. That was all I was attempting to convey.

Barbara

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caroledward
Chatty Knitter

USA
142 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2006 :  11:19:05 AM  Show Profile Send caroledward a Private Message
Hi Barbara;

Thanks for the info. I think you are correct - I don't think ply has anything to do with the weight of the yarn. A fingering weight can have 1, 2, 3, 4, or more plies- they are just skinnier. I didn't realize this yard came in so many different plies.

No, I don't plan on knitting a blanket out of fingerweight - I was going to use two strands - I didn't want this blanket to be my lifes work and beside if I use a single strand the baby would be an adult by the time I finished.

Thank you all for the info.

Carole
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csutliff
Chatty Knitter

USA
281 Posts

Posted - 08/03/2006 :  01:31:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit csutliff's Homepage Send csutliff a Private Message
I love the Peter Pan I bought a few weeks ago on a trip. The trouble is it is so darn soft that I can't seem to stop hugging it long enough to actually start knitting with it ;)
Crystal
http://www.freewebs.com/csutliff/
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bigeyeblue
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
358 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  4:47:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit bigeyeblue's Homepage Send bigeyeblue a Private Message
I made my very first project, a baby blanket, with this yarn. The blanket was never far from the baby and it held up great. I actually had a yarn store close near me and stocked up as I have a bunch of babies headed my way this fall/winter!

Eleni

http://www.holyknitbatman.blogspot.com
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