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giedre11
10-15-2007, 09:25 PM
Has anybody tried this yarn? It's something like 95% wool and 5% silk. About 100 yards for six bucks. Supposed to be like Noro type colorways and there's about ten colorways so far. I'm really interested, wish I could get my hands on it just to squeeze and fondle it :teehee:

Ingrid
10-15-2007, 09:33 PM
I have some. I haven't knit with it yet, though. When I first felt it, I was a bit disappointed. However, when I felt it in comparison to the Noro Silk Garden, it was comparable. It's got beautiful colors, though. Every once in a while I pick it up and feel it, and I realize that it feels like wool. Not all wool is super soft.:shrug:

giedre11
10-15-2007, 10:31 PM
When you do knit something with it, will you tell us what you think? I'm asking only because I read on someone's blog that it tears/pulls apart very easily. However this blogger did go on to say that the same thing has happened with kureyon. Now I'm making a couple of things with the kureyon and I haven't found that to be the case at all. So, just wondering!

Ingrid
10-15-2007, 11:34 PM
I will absolutely post on how it is. Some yarns do break more easily than others, but in my experience, you really have to tug on them. :shrug:

jeanius80
10-15-2007, 11:51 PM
i've knit with the olive green colorway

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1107/1032424744_0fac3005c2.jpg


i found it much softer feeling compared to noro kureyon. it isn't a plied yarn, so in that sense, it could break easier. i did have it break while i was knitting. i thought i had made an accidental YO, and ripped back like 40 rows to discover it had broke. good thing it was destined to be felted ;)
also, the colors are more harmonious as opposed to rainbowish like most kureyon colorways HTH

jodstr2
10-16-2007, 04:19 PM
it's a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit more susceptible to breakage than Kureyon is.

it also stripes itself a little more abruptly than Kureyon and Silk Garden. I was expecting a bit more blended color change.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1306/1399142614_ea4e3f1d71.jpg

I used 2 colorways in that scarf. the join is where the marker is.

but all in all it's fine. I :heart: the $6 per skein.

MamaMer
10-16-2007, 04:25 PM
A friend of mine did a whole sweater in this stuff and raved about it the whole way through. She has also done one in the similar Noro, and for the price liked it much better.

I will have to add this to my list of wants for my stash...:teehee:

holamiis
10-16-2007, 07:22 PM
where can i find this? it looks pretty fabulous!

jodstr2
10-17-2007, 01:41 PM
I got mine from my LYS (Purlescence Yarns) (http://www.purlescenceyarns.com). I see that WEBS (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/3360/) has it.