View Full Version : Patons Classic Wool Merino; Nice, not nice?

10-08-2007, 08:12 AM
if you had you choice between that and KP WOTA which would you use.

10-08-2007, 08:13 AM
i prefer patons. i've heard wota pills pretty badly.

10-08-2007, 09:03 AM
the patons. It's a million times softer and it dosen't pill nearly as much as WOTA does.

10-08-2007, 09:10 AM
Patons is my choice.... 223 yards per skein, soft and colors are great. I use it for felting/fulling and it works perfectly.

10-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Definately Patons :) It felts great!

10-10-2007, 09:17 AM
I don't know if Patons is that much softer than WOTA, but while knitting it feels "tougher" (like it will wear better). IMO, Patons does *not* feel like Merino - its not nearly as soft as KP Merino Style - but it's not unpleasant, either.

10-10-2007, 01:09 PM
I've never used WOTA but I've heard that it pills. I looove Patons! It was my first all wool yarn and I really liked it. It felted well, too.:thumbsup:

Jan in CA
10-10-2007, 01:30 PM
I wouldn't use either one as a garment, but they both felt beautifully!

10-11-2007, 08:49 AM
I've never used WOTA, but I use Patons a lot. Every SnB newsboy cap (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/184786274_70bca3c435.jpg) that I've made has been with the Patons. I've also made handwarmers and legwarmers, and SnB's "Loopy Velez cowl" (http://homepage.mac.com/mlim/.Pictures/moxie/loopy_cowl02.jpg) with the Patons too. It's really economical--both price-wise and yardage-wise, and since I don't have a LYS nearby, it's readily available to me, too.

10-11-2007, 10:38 AM
I've yet to use WOTA--but I'm going to felt with it. I've heard it's too scratchy to put against your skin. Paton's is also too scratchy for my sensitive skin as a garment, but I made a beautiful afghan out of it that I love. It's a nice looking affordable yarn. I'd go with that unless I was going to felt the project, then I'd use WOTA.

10-11-2007, 11:47 AM
patons is not soft like a merino should feel... not my choice for sure...why cause i got some and it sitting there at the corner never been use...cos the texture is abit coarse to me...hope this helps

10-11-2007, 12:20 PM
I've never used Paton's either. I have looked at it. The last I looked - and touched, most of it felt pretty scratchy to me. but one color - not the color I was looking for :roll: - was really soft. One of those things that make you go 'Hmmmm . . . ?'

10-11-2007, 01:36 PM
I love Patons Classic, but I could never knit a sweater with it. I've heard that since it does felt extremely well the slightest bit of heat+moisture+aggitation will felt it. In other words, if your underarms get sweaty you're going to have felted pits which is a bummer when you've spent hours knitting a sweater. I only use sythetic wool blends or superwash wool for garments, but Patons is excellent for other projects - especially ones that require felting. IMHO it felts so much better than Lion Wool.

10-11-2007, 10:01 PM
I made my first sweater out of Patons Classic Wool, and it was nice and soft. (Haven't worn the sweater yet, though.)

10-12-2007, 08:55 AM
I knitted my Fetchings from Patons Classic and while it didn't feel like the softest yarn as a skein, it's not the least bit itchy on my hands. I'm wearing them now :)