View Full Version : Peruvian Collection Highland Wool anyone?

01-10-2006, 02:17 AM
Has anyone tried or at least touched this wool (http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Peruvian+Collection+Highland+ Wool&Season=&Company=&Cat=100%25+Natural+Fibre&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=34) sold at elann? i need something not for felting and reasonably soft, but not a fortune as i need like 4000 yards and was wondering what the hand of this was like. thanks bunches!

01-10-2006, 04:57 AM

I've used this, but not unfelted. What are you making? I wouldn't say it is "soft", but my feet are happy and don't itch - I made Fuzzyfeet (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html). It's not scratchy either. Good value.

What are you making that takes 4000 yds - a blanket? Knitpicks WOTA (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420103) is cheaper, though I can't say if it's softer. I have some, but haven't used it yet. To me they're interchangeable.


01-10-2006, 08:49 AM
I need something not for felting and reasonably soft

Are you saying you need something that wont felt? Because this would not be that yarn....

But, GAWD all those colors are GORGEOUS!!! :inlove: Im gonna have to keep that schtuff in mind for other projects!!

01-10-2006, 11:10 AM
That wasn't very clear, sorry. It is for a garment that won't be felted ever. I'm teaching a friend to knit this weekend (SO EXCITED!) and after her first project is complete, we are going to make Revolution from Knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTrevolution.html) as a knit-along. It's actually not quite 4000 yards and if this Okinawa Diet works it will be WAY shyer. ;) I think I've decided to splurge and go with Andean Silk for this this project, though. I do love the pallete of this Peruvian stuff, as well, and for the price, it's a nice alternative to WOTA anyway! Seems they have lots!

01-10-2006, 11:39 AM
I have used Peruvian. It is a pretty soft yarn - it is suggested for that Ribby Cardigan. The colors are absolutely luscious. A bit more expensive than WOTA, but a different color palette.

01-10-2006, 03:11 PM
Ohhh... this if OT but I had to say it... I love Peruvian Yarn, same as Peruvian Cotton... I am Peruvian!!! ;) I have to admit that I havent gone to many yarn stores while I was living there though. I will have to make a full day trip to them on July when I go visit so I come back "loaded".

Boyforpele13, I hope your teaching class goes great!!! :XX:

01-10-2006, 03:16 PM
Well, both the Peruvian wool and the Andean Silk will have to be hand-washed....they WILL felt if given the right conditions!

01-10-2006, 03:20 PM
Right, handwash cool water, flat to dry, minimal agitation. I should have said it won't be deliberately felted. ;) I better not ever be a victim of one of those spouse/friend/mom did the laundry horror stories. :shock:

01-10-2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks Melissa!!! We're both pretty excited! I knew if I babbled to her about knitting for long enough, she'd come around and she finally did! We've always inspired craftiness in one another, so it was meant to be. :-)