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Brandy_m 10-08-2007 08:12 AM

Patons Classic Wool Merino; Nice, not nice?
 
if you had you choice between that and KP WOTA which would you use.

dakatzmeow 10-08-2007 08:13 AM

i prefer patons. i've heard wota pills pretty badly.

Jax3303 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.

mwhite 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.

rosefields 10-08-2007 09:24 AM

Definately Patons :) It felts great!

lindakh 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.

booskibabe 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!

cookworm 10-11-2007 08:49 AM

I've never used WOTA, but I use Patons a lot. Every SnB newsboy cap that I've made has been with the Patons. I've also made handwarmers and legwarmers, and SnB's "Loopy Velez cowl" 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.

HamaLee 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.


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