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Where can I get REALLY fine wool for scarves?

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LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:06:16

Really, really fine. Every website I go on just has medium weights which they describe as good for suiting/dresses

WhyDidIEatThat Fri 09-Feb-18 16:08:08

Like fingering weight?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:09:43

grin ooh I SAY grin

<I’ve no idea>

WhyDidIEatThat Fri 09-Feb-18 16:10:32

www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn?yarn_weight=5145

Do you have a pattern?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:11:49

I want to make a scarf. I’ve fallen in love with a £150 scarf which is light grey wool but it’s way too expensive for me

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:12:32

Ah just clicked the link - I mean woven wool not for knitting

WhyDidIEatThat Fri 09-Feb-18 16:13:56

Ohhhhhhhh

You could probably get a loom?!

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:14:44

I am NOT buying a loom !grin

<scours EBay>

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:16:00

This is the scarf. I already have some lovely blue velvet to make stars

MulhuddartDrive Fri 09-Feb-18 16:20:00

Dunnes Stores cashmere. It's beautiful and very fine.

MulhuddartDrive Fri 09-Feb-18 16:21:13

It's also darker IRL than in the photo where it looks oatmealy.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:23:27

That’s very lovely. Would like longer, at least 200cm - my favourite scarf is 250 as I can wrap round and then tie nicely. They never make scarves long enough.

FlaviaAlbia Fri 09-Feb-18 16:32:59

How about?
www.croftmill.co.uk/products/woollens/100-wool-fabrics/grey-marl-silver-suiting-fabric-product.html

It's hard to tell from the pic but they will send out 5 samples so you can get an idea if it'll suit. It says it would do shirts so it might be light enough in weight if not in colour.

Backenette Fri 09-Feb-18 16:34:43

Shetland lace weight. jamiesons and Smith sell it. You can pull a six foot shawl through a wedding ring

Or do you mean fabric?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 16:42:01

I mean fabric, not wool for knitting

I’ve been on that Croft mill site and they have lovely fabrics Flavia - I think they might be thicker than I want if it makes shirts - you’re right I’m only going to know if I order some samples

Backenette Fri 09-Feb-18 16:46:11

Woven or jersey type wool?

Budget?

FlaviaAlbia Fri 09-Feb-18 16:47:45

TK Maxx had some beautiful wool scarves in light grey for about £16, they were so fine you could see though them.

I don't think they would be as long as you'd like though but the fabric must be out there somewhere if they're using them. They were an Italian brand if that's any use.

FlaviaAlbia Fri 09-Feb-18 16:54:33

I've got interested in this now, I love the idea. From looking at the blurb on this it sounds like "fine-wool challis" might be term you need to search for
www.fabworks.co.uk/collections/wool

justpoppngby Fri 09-Feb-18 16:54:38

If my memory is right 😳 try looking for 'Challis' I believe it's a soft lightweight wool ..it's been a long time since I had some some though.

ElanorGamgee Fri 09-Feb-18 17:01:03

Yes, challis is it. Stone fabrics sell a few different fabrics.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-Feb-18 17:10:36

Thanks - off to google challis

It just has to be a lot cheaper than £140 grin

PhilODox Fri 09-Feb-18 17:52:29

TKMaxx always have those finely woven scarves in, in autumn. Don't know if they'd have them at this time of year though, likely all spring gear.

FlaviaAlbia Fri 09-Feb-18 17:59:24

They have some in my local ones, I got my DM one for her birthday last time I was in.

Backenette Fri 09-Feb-18 18:21:39

Not sure they have any in just at the mo, but fabric godmother do fantastic ex designer fabrics at a steal. Well worth cvcecking for quite unusual stuff regularly. Ditto fabrics as well.

Truro fabrics, stone fabrics, liberty all do nice wools. The liberty is worth the price

FlaviaAlbia Fri 09-Feb-18 18:39:29

I've spent too much time browsing wool fabric thanks to this thread. I think I've even bankrupted my imaginary budget grin
I definitely covet this one...
www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/p/21722/wool-tweeds/mw/lambswool-herringbone-jacketing

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