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Jan in CA
05-12-2006, 04:17 PM
Has anyone ever used this yarn? Is it soft? I got an email this morning and this is a pretty good deal based on prices I found online.
Cascade 220 superwash at One Fine Yarn (http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=GRABBAG9) [/url]

geekgolightly
05-12-2006, 05:12 PM
its soft for wool. its not alpaca soft! i like it.

geekgolightly
05-12-2006, 05:14 PM
http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/cascade.html

this isnt the superwash but right now this deal cant be beat for cascade.

IrishBaby
05-12-2006, 05:14 PM
It feels fairly soft, but does not wear well at all. It actually gets rougher and pillier as it ages.

I really believe that you get what you pay for. (Unless you find a top quality yarn on major clearance!) You will never regret knitting with the good stuff. :)

(And 220 is only the good stuff if you are felting.)

Jan in CA
05-12-2006, 05:14 PM
Thanks! I might have to try some... :thinking:

I just found this, too! Such pretty colors!
Ornaghi Filati Cabo Verde (http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=OFCV)

geekgolightly
05-12-2006, 05:15 PM
It feels fairly soft, but does not wear well at all. It actually gets rougher and pillier as it ages.

I really believe that you get what you pay for. (Unless you find a top quality yarn on major clearance!) You will never regret knitting with the good stuff. :)

(And 220 is only the good stuff if you are felting.)

thats good to know bc i was planning on buying some for a sweater. i like the way it feels at the store.

geekgolightly
05-12-2006, 05:17 PM
It feels fairly soft, but does not wear well at all. It actually gets rougher and pillier as it ages.

I really believe that you get what you pay for. (Unless you find a top quality yarn on major clearance!) You will never regret knitting with the good stuff. :)

(And 220 is only the good stuff if you are felting.)

what about the lambs pride. how does that hold up for a sweater?

Jan in CA
05-12-2006, 06:08 PM
It feels fairly soft, but does not wear well at all. It actually gets rougher and pillier as it ages.

I really believe that you get what you pay for. (Unless you find a top quality yarn on major clearance!) You will never regret knitting with the good stuff. :)

(And 220 is only the good stuff if you are felting.)


Ahhh good to know! Thanks!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-12-2006, 06:38 PM
I agree. I was working on a sock in C220 Superwash, and I kept ripping back (first sock!) and the more I used the yarn the "fuzzier" it became. I ended up abandoning the sock, because I thought the pilling would get worse faster on a sock. It IS very soft though. A hat might be a better accessory :-)

madhanahari
05-12-2006, 07:01 PM
this yarn is good for bags . i made couple of bags with it. came out really good

IrishBaby
05-12-2006, 07:22 PM
Lambs Pride definitely wears better than 220. It is 15% mohair, and mohair adds luster and strength to wool. For a few hundred years, mohair was used in high end upholstery for its softness and durability.