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Old 07-14-2007, 02:31 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by redheadrachel View Post
Hey everyone. I'm thinking about which yarns to use for my first sweater. I had been leaning toward Cascade 220 but I'm curious about Plymouth Encore. I hear good things about it, but I see that it's mostly acrylic. Is it better than Lionbrand Woolease (which I do not like very much at all, and certainly will not make a sweater out of). What do you think of Encore for a sweater?

I am almost 100% a natural fiber knitter, however, I think Plymouth Encore is a GREAT YARN! I especially like the Colorspun series, the variegated colors! I use Encore to knit for my little grandchildren so their mom's don't have to handwash and fuss around with drying flat, etc.

I made myself a pullover one time. Very nice to wear. It did pill eventually, but I suppose even the natural fibers can pill, too!

Go for it!
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