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Tullywood Farm

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Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« on: July 21, 2009, 10:26:55 pm »
Hello

Anyone know where I might buy chunky cotton for knitting?

I am allergic to Wool, and all the knitting shops in Eire are closing down so I need to be able to order it by mail.

Can anyone recommend any yarn, sites or shops

Thanks in Advance ;D

Julie

Birdie Wife

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 11:50:17 am »
I buy yarn of lots of different types on ebay  ;D

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 07:10:06 pm »
if you can, try hobby craft http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/knitting.asp.

I know a lot are selling off some cotton for knitting and other non-wool type of balls of 'wool'

leena

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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 08:09:45 pm »
i think that would be no good as it has a mixture of cotton and wool :)


Tullywood Farm

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Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 09:05:52 am »
Thank you for your help everyone

The Bamboo 'Yarn sounds interesting

Bought some patterns from that lady for some chunky I have already.

Thanks for the link

How was the hol linz?

Julie

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 10:33:58 am »
If you want me to get any 'wool' from the the clearance section of hobby craft and send it to you i am willing to do this as long as the cost is covered :)

the place i looked in edinburgh Kinnard fort i think it's called also had silk on clearance for knitting, I don't mind taking a trip to the glasgow one to get you some (I can always drag Anne and Sandra along for company, whether they like it or not ).

Tullywood Farm

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Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 12:41:43 pm »
That is a very kind offer Linz - thank you ;D

I want some green - khaki or mixed green on DK or Chunky Cotton, can take mixed with silk or acrylic, but at least 60% cotton to keep its shape and feel.

Trouble is, until I get patterns sorted out I have no idea how many balls of wool I would need to knit a size 18, jumper or cardigan that comes down to your hips (i.e. coversup my biggish bum ::))

I will have a look on the sites and at my patterns and see what I can come up with

thanks again ;D ;D ;D Julie

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 10:31:11 pm »
not sure if this would be interested but take a look at this as they do mail order :)

http://www.mcadirect.com/shop/freedom-yarns-c-73_79.html

Tullywood Farm

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Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 08:08:35 pm »
Thanks again - got what I was after from the above links.

Also decided to cheat a bit - seen a lovely Khaki Green Cardigan on Simply Be's new catalogue for winter and its only 59.00 euro - cheaper than knitting and a lot quicker ;D

So now I can concentrate on knitting for Tara ( who's 11 but in size 9yr clothes)  I was always the same when I was young - Dad used to say "You don't get Diamonds as big as Bricks".

Shame I am brick shaped now though - ugh middle age spread and all that LOL ;D ;D ;D ;D

Julie ;)

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Chunky Cotton for Knitting
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2009, 08:15:51 pm »
thanks okay :)

Thats a local shop to me in stirlling, It's surposed to be a good shop but one of the older assitant has a lot to be answered for when it comes to customer services within the shop. lol

Went in today and asked a question and got a simple sort sharp answere to my question, great aye lol

Linz


 

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