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Feb 10, 2012 08:10:53   #
Mary-Jo
 
I've been intrigued by the "phentex slippers" that have been mentioned here - I'd never heard of them before joining this site recently. I'm anxious to try knitting up a pair, but have not been able to find the yarn (Phentex Slipper & Craft Yarn?). Is "Phentex" a brand name or a type of yarn? I checked previous posts on KP, the JoAnn's website, and google in general. I'm going to try eBay, also. Does anyone have a suggestion on where I could find it near Boston or online?
Thank you!
 
Feb 10, 2012 08:17:50   #
galaxycraft
 
Phentex is a brand name...
I did a google search...there are many yarn sites that have it for sale.
Also E-bay has it listed.
Feb 10, 2012 08:20:40   #
scrubsewer
 
Phentix Yarn

Yes it is a brand of yarn that is or was from Canada. I used to buy it by the case, because we had a small store and I sold it there, however the last I knew they went out of business, or if they moved I am not aware of it or where they are now. I too would like to know where they went. They were one of the few Co. that would sell to the little guy.
scrubsewer
Feb 10, 2012 08:22:16   #
glacy1
 
Mary-Jo wrote:
I've been intrigued by the "phentex slippers" that have been mentioned here - I'd never heard of them before joining this site recently. I'm anxious to try knitting up a pair, but have not been able to find the yarn (Phentex Slipper & Craft Yarn?). Is "Phentex" a brand name or a type of yarn? I checked previous posts on KP, the JoAnn's website, and google in general. I'm going to try eBay, also. Does anyone have a suggestion on where I could find it near Boston or online?
Thank you!
I've been intrigued by the "phentex slippers&... (show quote)


Or you can use any yarn that is durable like red heart. That's what I used.
Feb 10, 2012 08:31:12   #
Mary-Jo
 
Thank you! I will look online again. I was afraid that it was a brand that may have gone out of business, like you say, scrubsewer. I would use another type of durable yarn, but it appears in photos that the Phentex is a different type (more nylon-like? almost fabric-y, rather than yarn-like?).
Feb 10, 2012 09:12:29   #
glacy1
 
Mary-Jo wrote:
Thank you! I will look online again. I was afraid that it was a brand that may have gone out of business, like you say, scrubsewer. I would use another type of durable yarn, but it appears in photos that the Phentex is a different type (more nylon-like? almost fabric-y, rather than yarn-like?).


I heard that phentex is made out of plastic and wears forever.. I also heard that it is still available but not that easy to find although an Internet search may find you some. I just found it easier to use the Red Heart Super Saver than to try finding the elusive Phentex, although I have not searched diligently for it. I already had so much Red Heart, and it works well.. especially since I had six grandkids to knit these slippers for and they all wanted their own favorite two colors.. and of course they were not all the same colors either! I have a friend who did find some Phentex and I am considering if I want to make an offer for the couple of skeins that she found. You are right, it has a different texture. Hard to describe it in the written word. The grandkids LOVE their slippers.

I just looked and found quite a bit on Ebay.. worth looking at.. yes?
 
Feb 10, 2012 09:16:55   #
DorothyW
 
Phentex slipper yarn is still around. I just saw some in Zellers on Sunday.
Feb 10, 2012 09:21:39   #
flyty1n
 
I get mine from Herrschners. It is a very heavy and coarse yarn and wears almost forever.
Feb 10, 2012 09:21:57   #
Mary-Jo
 
Thanks. It seems to be a Canadian yarn that is predominantly sold in Canadian retail stores (will have to remember to stock up when I'm on my annual trip to Quebec or Nova Scotia this year!). I actually had some luck on eBay and just bid on a few skeins.
Feb 11, 2012 07:28:47   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
Oh how funny. I just mentioned this yarn on another KP forum. It was a nylon type yarn that I used to buy for bathing suits. I made bikinis once--and even wore one of them. It was strong and dried very fast. I had seen it sold recently online but cannot recall where.
Feb 11, 2012 07:30:48   #
gagesmom
 
we can buy it here in canada. our local zellers(soon to be target) sells it.
 
Feb 11, 2012 07:40:14   #
Knitter forever
 
Plymouth yarn co. Used to sell it,I had a small shop and we used it for bathing suits,because it doesn't stretch out of shape,even hand bags. I heard they went out of business. Good luck finding some.
Feb 11, 2012 08:14:31   #
BettyJ591
 
Phentex is still made in Canada...and the slipper pattern is on the label....or go to the phentex site and the pattern is found there also.
Feb 11, 2012 08:33:32   #
Lilysmom567
 
I used Phentex to make a crocheted slipper pattern in the 70's when I first learned to crochet....made them for everyone I knew...haha. I didn't know it still existed, and now I am going to check it out!!
Feb 11, 2012 08:44:12   #
galaxycraft
 
Lilysmom567 wrote:
I used Phentex to make a crocheted slipper pattern in the 70's when I first learned to crochet....made them for everyone I knew...haha. I didn't know it still existed, and now I am going to check it out!!




:D I didn't either until I saw them on e-bay and other sites :D
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