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Wintuk yarn???

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:yarnI am crocheting a hat with some wintuk yarn that I got from the thrift store. Where can I buy this yarn? Is it still being made? Or something similar? It's so nice and soft, I'm going to miss using it when I run out.:( Right now I have enough to make this slouch hat and some matching texting mitts.:hook

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My Joann's clearanced it out a few months ago, but I see it is still available through their website. It could also be purchased online at shop.caron.com. I do not know where to find it other than online.

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What you are seeing for sale mention Wintuk is vintage stuff, probably from the 1960s-1970s.  

 

It's not a specific brand and yarn style, it's a tradename for the raw material (acrylic recipe), like Orlon (both are DuPont).  I think back in the 'better living through chemistry' days it was a big deal to mention it, or maybe that was their agreement with DuPont for a period of time.  Many brand names touted 'Wintuk' material ( I see Sears, KMart, Brunswick, Caron, LIly, Coats & Clark Wintuk goggling around). 

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Before Red Heart Super Saver came along, Wintuck and Sayelle were THE acrylic yarns. They were soft but also sturdy. They were modestly priced, but much better quality than a lot of the "store's own brand" types of acrylic that were around at the time. There were a lot of awful acrylics back then.

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