finding yarn that doesn't stretch

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kttx wrote
on Dec 4, 2013 7:05 PM

I have have been making dog sweaters.  Although they start out the right size, they stretch as the dog is wearing them.  Is there a type of yarn that will not stretch much?

Thanks for the help.







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ckarol wrote
on Jan 30, 2014 2:39 PM

Hey I like peaches and cream its a stiffer yarn ..I read to use this yarn for purses . And to us3 a small crotchet hook that what the pattern calls for . Hope this helps

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padmaK wrote
on Jan 31, 2014 1:46 PM

Hi Elizabeth,

Acrylics stretch as they are worn.  Wool felts as it is washed and cotton-blends don't stretch as much. So, I would use a either 100%wool,  wool-cotton blend or acrylics with cotton blend to avoid stretching. I would also use smaller hook than the yarn recommends.

good luck,


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CarolineR@7 wrote
on Jan 31, 2014 7:10 PM

I like using "wool-ease" yarn.  It's mixed fiber that seems to hold it's "size" well for me

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