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knits_for_preemies
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Posted - 12/14/2005 :  7:34:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit knits_for_preemies's Homepage Send knits_for_preemies a Private Message
I'm looking for a good source of wooly nylon or the like. The few I've seen don't have much of a color selection.

Wow, I just noticed that I have a 2nd star!

Thanks,
Barbara

truly violet
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  06:20:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
check out a sewing store
or somewhere they have thread for sergers...

vi
still not awake...

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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knits_for_preemies
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  08:43:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit knits_for_preemies's Homepage Send knits_for_preemies a Private Message
Vi,

I found this at Hancocks Fabrics site:

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/jump.jsp?itemID=110&itemType=CATEGORY&iMainCat=6&iSubCat=110&page=3
(you have to scroll all the way down to see it)

They have Wooly Nylon Thread and Wooly Nylon Serger Thread. The plain Wooly Nylon comes in 22 colors. The serger type comes in only two colors. I am assuming the plain Wooly Nylon that comes in lots of colors is the one I want.

Is that right????

Barbara
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WendyB
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  11:37:17 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
Thanks for the link, Barbara. I was going to use Paternayan needlepoint yarn as reinforcement, but I don't know if it would shrink or not when I wash the socks made of superwash wool. So, I took a chance and ordered some of the plain wooly nylon thread to use as reinforcement. I think that'll be fine. I don't know what the difference is.

WendyB
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sewwhat
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  8:50:15 PM  Show Profile Send sewwhat a Private Message
A year or so back I got a bunch of reinforcement thread on little cards from
some company I heard about on the sock forum. I got all different colors and as I
remember it was less than a dollar a card-maybe even 50 cents. When I have a
chance I will go through my receipts and see if I can figure out which yarn company
I got it from. Anyone remember?
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umbaba
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  11:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit umbaba's Homepage Send umbaba a Private Message
We have reinforcing yarn from Germany but it's not on our site - pm me if you need details. It's about $3.00 per card and is enough to do the heels and toes of one pair of socks. Its the same fiber recipe as sock yarn 75% wool/25% poly. Basic colors

...as soon as I finish this row

www.abundantyarn.com
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  06:30:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
you want the one in colors
or you can get them little cards...
from the folks posting above

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 12/16/2005 :  07:23:20 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
I think Elann has some. Just search for lace weight.

Jayme
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WendyB
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Posted - 12/24/2005 :  10:45:01 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
I ordered three spools of wooly nylon from Hancock Fabrics (link provided by Barbara), and the order came quickly. I think it's perfect for reinforcement, but I need good light while I use it. I tried working a heel flap with the black wooly nylon in low light, and had to do it over because I missed the thread several times with my needle.

WendyB
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