View Full Version : Wool of the Andes.

05-05-2007, 03:07 PM
How soft is it against the skin? I'm going to be making the Interweave Knits "Greek Pullover" with it.

05-05-2007, 05:01 PM
It's a very soft yarn, but it tends to pill while you knit it. After it's first washing, it doesn't pill. It will be a good yarn for that sweater.

Jan in CA
05-05-2007, 05:03 PM
It's good for felting, but it pills like crazy and isn't particularly soft. I wouldn't knit a garment with it.

05-05-2007, 05:04 PM
Hmmm, mine seems soft, and it doesn't pill very much. Sorry if I misguided anybody.

Jan in CA
05-05-2007, 05:08 PM
Here's where I originally found out about the pilling problem.

Amy's Sweater is pilling! (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9083&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=pilling&start=0)

05-05-2007, 05:13 PM
Actually, mine is a little fuzzy, but it hasn't actually pilled yet.

05-05-2007, 05:35 PM
There are so many softer yarns out there, I don't think I'd use WOTA for a sweater.

05-05-2007, 05:54 PM
I agree with Ingrid, it's a good all-purpose yarn, but not the best out there.

05-05-2007, 06:02 PM
I don't know what pilling is. :(

Darn it all to heck, I wanted a nice soft, cozy sweater! The yarn is already on its way. :(

05-05-2007, 06:08 PM
Pilling is when you you get little balls of lint where the sweater rubs against itself or other things. They can be shaved off--it's not the end of the world.

You be the judge if you think the WOTA is what you'd hoped. Lots of people use it--maybe we're picky. :shrug:

If you decide that you don't want it for a sweater, it does felt beautifully.

05-05-2007, 06:39 PM
Ingrid's right. I do tend to be picky about what yarn I use, but I've never had my WOTA sweater pill before, it's just a little fuzzy, and there are definately softer yarns out there, also.

Jan in CA
05-05-2007, 07:58 PM
Click the link I posted and you'll see the pilling...that's why I shared it. :teehee:

Also...it's not a loss. If you like the color make some felted slippers or clogs!