View Full Version : What is YOUR favorite sweater yarn?

07-26-2007, 11:10 AM
OK - not that I need any more yarn, but I am on the hunt for the perfect sweater yarn - this is for a comfy, cozy, snuggle up oversized type winter sweater. I want the sweater to be soft, not too fuzzy and since I am hoping it will get a lot of wear, not to pill...in the ideal world it would be washable, but that is not a "requirement".

So, what is your favorite yarn for an adult sweater? I'll pick the pattern once I have chosen the yarn on this one (opposite of what I usually do!). TIA Chris

07-26-2007, 12:04 PM
Right now I love Jaeger Premium Merino and Rowan Cashsoft. Anything by those manufacturers is good quality.

07-26-2007, 06:12 PM
Elsebeth Lavold's Chunky AL (http://www.ingenkonst.se/yarn.htm)

"An unplied, loosely spun yarn with a somewhat fuzzy character that can still produce very distinct patterns. The fact that it can be knitted at a loose gauge allows for e.g. big jackets, without the garment resting heavily on your shoulders. 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool."

07-26-2007, 06:45 PM
Thanks Liliyarn and Art Lady - I'll take a look at those...

07-26-2007, 07:05 PM
Debbie Bliss Merino Aran is heavenly--machine washable, too.

07-26-2007, 10:03 PM
thanks Ingrid! I was looking at that one but wasn't sure:p

07-26-2007, 10:23 PM
It does grow when blocked, so make sure to block your swatch.

07-27-2007, 10:39 AM
How can I pick? I'd have to say my favorite is Sheepswool from Schoolhouse Press.

07-27-2007, 12:30 PM
Karabella Aurora 8. That yarn is love. Love in yarn form. Yarny lovliness. :flirt:

A million plies which reduces the pilling a little, since it is merino, sproingy, machine washable. loverly.

07-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Oh boy - no I have to go looking some more LOL Thanks guys!

07-28-2007, 12:53 AM
I recently just fell in love with Carron Simply Soft when it comes to making sweaters and stuff. MMm that suff is so wonderfuly soft, and better yet, it's CHEAP!

07-30-2007, 01:16 PM
I really like ArtYarns Supermerino. It is machine washable and soft. Unfortunately, it is also pricey.

For a better deal I like the 6-ply bulky merino from handpaintedyarn.com. (7.50 for 165 yards) Knits on size 10-11 needles. I made a really comfy turtleneck sweater last winter from this one. I just ordered more today for a hoody. It is not machine washable... but so so soft.