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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fleisher's Yarn

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Did a little thrift shopping today found some Fleisher's Yarn in Knitting worsted weight 4 oz per hank. It was $2.00 a hank and there was 6 hanks. So 12 dollars for 24 oz of virgin wool yarn. The colors are not my first choice by any means. That being said they should make a nice fall Thanksgiving or Halloween sweater with some color work in it. I have already rolled them into balls to make them useful with the help of my middle daughter as a yarn swift. Some day I will have a real yarn swift my kids would love that. I am going to use this yarn for the Icelandic Star sweater by Sarah Hoadley not sure who I am making it for me or my oldest daughter will see who it fits when done that will be the deciding factor. I may leave out the star part of the pattern ( the embroidery), lengthen the sleeves and change the color-work in other words I am just following the basic pattern and making it work with the yarn I have.
all 4 colors
The colors are
  • sort of dark peach color 486 4 oz ( the top left in picture)
  • pumpkin color 487 12 oz ( this of course would have to be the main color as it has the most skeins)(top right)
  • a sort of medium rust color ( medium dark brown) 488 4 oz. ( bottom right)
  • a sort of dark burn umber color 402 4 oz. (dark brown)(bottom left) bad light in photo
brand of yarn and thrift price

Each hank was actually sorted into two skeins in side so each gave two 2 oz. balls of yarn. Other than being a little dusty it seams all good and well and fine. Since I am still new to knitting and usually would only collect vintage threads for crochet I am new to collecting vintage wool yarn. Would this amount of yarn be enough to make a small/medium sweater for an adult female ( ie. me). I guess I could fined other colors to mix with it such as cream or something liek that to make sure there was enough yarn to complete a project. The labels only gave the weight not the yardage so I have no idea how much yardage is in each hank.

the label had some care instructions on it so I thought I would post them here encase I loose the labels ( which they all still had complete skeins not partials). Also thought it might be useful info for someone else who has vintage woolens to take care of them.

Washing Instructions
  1. Hand wash, using lukewarm water and mild soap-flakes or a detergent recommended for woolens.
  2. Squeeze gently-always support garment in hands while washing. Do not wring.
  3. Rinse Several times in lukewarm water until every trace of soap is removed.
  4. Add a few drops of white vinegar to the last clear rinse water.
  5. Roll in Turkish towel to remove moisture. Unroll at once.
  6. Lay flat in original shap to dry-away from sun or heat

1 comment:

  1. "Did a little thrift shopping today found some Fleisher's Yarn in Knitting worsted weight 4 oz per hank. It was $2.00 a hank and there was 6 hanks. So 12 dollars for 24 oz of virgin wool yarn. The colors are not my first choice by any means. That being said they should make a nice fall Thanksgiving or Halloween sweater with some color work in it."

    I recently found some Fleisher's Curlette yarn at an estate sale. It is a coral color, similar to your yarn, but it is 50% mohar and 50% wool and resembles thin boucle yarn. Not sure yet what I will do with it. bubblin_1 AT hotmail.com

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