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knittingymnast 02-10-2008 07:29 PM

What is your fave type of yarn to use?
 
Sorry, here's the REAL thing. I was trying to figure out how to create a poll, and the 1st one, well, I messed it up BAD. :oops:

I like to try out new things with acrylic, so that I don't waste the good stuff if I mess it up. Especially if it was expensive! :heart:

Newbie2Knitting 02-10-2008 07:40 PM

I haven't knitted with cotton yet. I love the feel of Alpca, but I find it uncomfortable to wear (feels prickly around my neck). I'll use synthetics to do the stuff that I know will be used (& abused) by younger children but I like the feel of wool *much* better.:)

Knit4Fun 02-10-2008 08:12 PM

I am not a fan of cotton so far because it splits easily. I like alpaca but mainly when mixed with another fiber like wool to thicken it up. Wool's my favorite!

angel4ever 02-10-2008 08:27 PM

I absolutley love wool!

I do however, want to try cashmere or alpaca to see what all the fuss is about ;)

lostchyld 02-10-2008 08:44 PM

I'm a 100% wool kind of gal, myself. That's especially for garments. Even itchy wool is more comfortable than any other fiber. I don't like plant or man made fibers because they hurt my hands to work with.

babsnelson 02-10-2008 09:15 PM

It all depends on what I'm making. Overall, I tend to prefer wool. For a more comfortable garment though, a silk/wool blend is really nice and knits beautifully!

If I'm making something for a baby or small child, I won't consider anything other than acrylic. That's all I use for my kids until they are able to drink/eat without making a mess on their shirts. :doh:

texas1107` 02-10-2008 09:18 PM

So far, I love the softness and easy working of Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic

Mike 02-10-2008 09:46 PM

Acrylic because I can afford enough to always have plenty on hand.

I do love wool but I haven't had any that stood up well to much practice.

I haven't used anything else. (Cotton by choice, I've never seen any that tripped my trigger.)

Quote:

Originally Posted by babsnelson (Post 1060860)
That's all I use for my kids until they are able to drink/eat without making a mess on their shirts. :doh:

I still haven't acquired that ability after 45 years. :roflhard:

babsnelson 02-11-2008 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike (Post 1060898)
I still haven't acquired that ability after 45 years. :roflhard:

Dang - does that mean there will never be any hope for my kids??? :doh:

Sanibelle 02-11-2008 10:31 AM

I love wool or wool blends - wool/silk is my favorite. I love alpaca too but wool is more versatile.


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