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Aug 2, 2012 10:54:28   #
Pup lover
 
I found some bamboo camo yarn at Hobby Lobby, I believe they had just greens, the one I bought was pink and green which would not work for the troops, they might have other colors I do not know.
 
Aug 2, 2012 11:08:41   #
Willoughby
 
I'd suggest going to your local yarn shop. They're always so helpful plus we're helping them to stay in business. It's a win, win situation.
Aug 2, 2012 12:29:29   #
i m adele
 
Ladies and gentleman, any thing that reflecks light becomes a target in the war zones.
Take your yarn into a closet, close the door, with your flashlight blink it on and off toward the yarn, if anything attracts you eye, do not use it, some dyes of dark colors reflect light because of ingredients in the dye.
Google Search can find wool camouflage yarn=again stay away from blends with any acrylic.
Have fun, the guys and gals will cherish what ever you make.
always, adele / relative over there.
Aug 2, 2012 12:41:49   #
denisejh
 
crazy-dutch-lady-Go to Patons.com. Patons makes a 100% wool camo yarn in several varieties (woodland, desert, etc. This would be the Patons Classic Wool or Classic Merino). You want to make sure to use 100% wool for the caps-no acrylics or other manmade yarns that could melt into the skin if it catches on fire. If you have trouble finding the camo, go with black, dark or olive green, dark brown, or dark tan. Denise
Aug 2, 2012 12:51:09   #
StellasKnits
 
Marines definitely prefer desert tan. Also the reason for the wool is so that if, God forbid, something bad happens, wool won't melt and cause more significant injuries.
Aug 2, 2012 13:40:23   #
Bydie
 
Joss wrote:
Through KP I found out about operationshoebox.com and am just finishing knitting my first hat.Using Patons Classic Wool in the color Forest and I found it at Michaels.
Jocelyn


Good job, Joss! I remember when you started that hat! :thumbup:
 
Aug 2, 2012 15:47:15   #
engteacher
 
I made a tan-ish for my son. 100% wool from LYS. It was a light worsted wt. A little heavier than sport wt but not as heavy as worsted. He loves it. I think it was cascade but can't remember for sure. I'll ck with yarn shop to see if I can find it again. Feel free to pm me if you don't hear from me in a couple of days.
Aug 2, 2012 16:03:14   #
Sophia28
 
M ichaels carries it here in Canada. I have made the hats which they wear under their helmets. It is a wool.
Aug 2, 2012 23:10:30   #
Joss
 
Bydie wrote:
Joss wrote:
Through KP I found out about operationshoebox.com and am just finishing knitting my first hat.Using Patons Classic Wool in the color Forest and I found it at Michaels.
Jocelyn


Good job, Joss! I remember when you started that hat! :thumbup:


Thank you Bydie. Yes, that was you who got me started.
Aug 3, 2012 10:44:13   #
Boomers Mom
 
Yes, I think that is the issue for those in combat. Acrylic melts. A thinner wool was recommended for caps used as helmet liners.
Aug 3, 2012 17:36:07   #
soneka
 
quiltnqueen wrote:
Thanks for asking crazy-dutch-lady as I have a BIL that wants a camo hat and I haven't been able to locate camo yarn.


Strangely, I have seen WOOL camouflage yarn at Tuesday Morning for the past 3-4 weeks. $3.99 and I was tempted, but have too much stuff going on as it is. But if you are close to one of their stores, it might be worth popping.
 
Aug 4, 2012 07:45:50   #
crazy-dutch-lady
 
Joss wrote:
Through KP I found out about operationshoebox.com and am just finishing knitting my first hat.Using Patons Classic Wool in the color Forest and I found it at Michaels.
Jocelyn


I use the same yarn,,,but Olive and Natural Mix are closer to their uniform colors.
Aug 4, 2012 14:08:00   #
crafty19391
 
A group I'm in knitted for troops and we used Knit picks wool of the Andes. color: Camel Heather and Mink Heather.
Aug 5, 2012 16:07:00   #
Joss
 
crazy-dutch-lady wrote:
Joss wrote:
Through KP I found out about operationshoebox.com and am just finishing knitting my first hat.Using Patons Classic Wool in the color Forest and I found it at Michaels.
Jocelyn


I use the same yarn,,,but Olive and Natural Mix are closer to their uniform colors.


Thank you for letting me know that.
Jocelyn
Aug 5, 2012 16:12:57   #
Peggy Beryl
 
Wheatie wrote:
If knitting for troops in a battle zone be sure to use natural fibers--wool, cotton, alpaca- as they burn, but do not melt and cause more burns.


Exactly!! And I am told that wool is the best because of its insulating properties; it actually helps to keep one cooler in hot climates when worn under the helmet; cotton is cold in cold climates. I have not heard how alpaca performs in this respect.
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