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chrislt8
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

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

ArtLady1981
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."

chrislt8
07-26-2007, 06:45 PM
Thanks Liliyarn and Art Lady - I'll take a look at those...

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

chrislt8
07-26-2007, 10:03 PM
thanks Ingrid! I was looking at that one but wasn't sure:p

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

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

mwedzi
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.

chrislt8
07-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Oh boy - no I have to go looking some more LOL Thanks guys!

amishgirl281
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!

candicane
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.

candice