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mdfh
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  12:40:14 PM  Show Profile Send mdfh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have been looking for sport or dk yarn with little to no wool or no itchy wool with long color repeats. I have combed the internet but need the help of all you experts out there now. Noro is definitely a no-no! Please, please, help!
Lady Di

Ceil
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  9:03:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dye your own? Kool-Aid is cheap and safe and VERY colorfast, even the reds.

It doesn't matter if the yarn is already dyed, because you can overdye it. The only trick is fiber content. I'd buy a couple balls/skeins, re-skein them x 4, and then dye each smaller skein in a different color.

Too bad Noro doesn't work for you. That was my first thought.

Ceil
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 04/01/2013 :  06:54:52 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Try these guys:
http://www.twistedfiberart.com/About_our_Yarns_Twisted_Fiber_Art_s/43.htm
Merino, merino/silk, merino/cashmere. Purty darn soft.

if you explore their site, you'll find they're all about long color repeats, and they have many fun colorways. They call their long color repeats "evolutions", so look for those.

I made this out of two skeins of evolutions:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beauty-in-ashes-lace-wrap

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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kbshee
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Posted - 04/01/2013 :  4:30:46 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knit Picks chroma does not seem itchy to me, but I'm not really sensitive.

kim in oregon
http://kbshee.blogspot.com
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ikkivan
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USA
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Posted - 04/01/2013 :  6:15:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
James C. Brett "Marble DK" has long color shifts; it is 100% acrylic and used for lots of accessories, as well as items for babies and children, so I would figure it's pretty easy on the skin.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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purlthis
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Posted - 04/01/2013 :  6:29:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Marble is the way to go. Love it!!!

Rachel
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