View Poll Results: What is your fave yarn to work with?
Wool 50 52.63%
Acrylic/Synthetics 11 11.58%
Cotton 3 3.16%
Alpaca 12 12.63%
Other 19 20.00%
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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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.

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!

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Old 02-10-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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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.
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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!
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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I absolutley love wool!

I do however, want to try cashmere or alpaca to see what all the fuss is about
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Knit4Fun View Post
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!
This was my exact thinking as well. I enjoy cotton for its durability and all, but as far as working with it... ugh, it splits too easily. I use a lot of synthetics/acrylic for stuff that will get abused and needs to be washed often or for amigurumi toys when I crochet, but I love knitting with wool. Mmmmm, wool.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #8
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Well, I've personally only worked with cotton, acrylic and wool and of those wool is my definite front runner.

I'm hoping to expand my horizons as I get more confident with my knitting skills. I'm planning on trying out alpaca, silk, and cashmere all within the next few months. I'd really love to make myself a cashmere sweater someday (soon), but I want to improve my garment skills (and drop a few pounds) before I spend that kind of cash.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #9
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for me its acrylic all the way as its all i can afford right now.

i so want to try alpaca, esp as my parents have offered to buy me 2 aplaca's (male and female hehe), so i need to know if i like the yarn really first lol

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #10
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just realised, i think i am possibly one of the few people that hate wool. i did buy some ages ago. started knitting with it and ripped it out as the yarn was just nasty.

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