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Old 08-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #11
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It starts felting on the needles for me... really sad, it's such a wonderfully soft yarn...
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:18 AM   #12
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I use to LOVE Malabrigo and still have a lot of it. Now I like Knit Picks Pima Cottons.

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:56 AM   #13
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I don't have a lot of yarn experience, but I started a swatch for a poncho last night with Cascade 220 and thought to myself, "I love this yarn." Every time I have used it, I really enjoy it. I also like any Knit Picks yarn I have tried. Lion Homespun and other boucle, I avoid. I wanted to love it, but alas, I don't like that I can 't see my sts and that it unravels when cut.
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My favorite yarn is Caron Simply Soft, as its name suggest that it is so soft and cozy for sweaters. Rest, I have used Red Heart for socks and hats.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:43 PM   #15
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My current favorite yarn is Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice (acrylic). I love that it is designed for all the colors to coordinate together, so I don't have to worry about what shade or color family I am picking up -- they all go together! It doesn't hurt that I can get it discounted at Michael's (close to home) and Joann's (close to work) and that I can toss it into the washer without having to think twice about it.

I don't have any pictures anything that I have made with it; I've been using it for the oddball pet snuggles (which I've been giving away). I started some leggings (not likely to finish) and an afghan (not very far into) with it and do not have pictures of those either.

I'm working on a scarf with Lion Brand Homespun using a simple 2x2 rib pattern and it's soft, fluffy and warm. It's not my favorite yarn -- I feel like I have to be careful not to tear or tangle it, even though I have no reason to think it will spontaneously rip apart -- but I do enjoy knitting simple patterns with it.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:11 PM   #16
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I think it depends on what I'm making.. I love Caron Simply Soft for Baby Blankets. But for clothing items I like all different types of yarn. I knit a dress using Berroco Zen (bought it a long time ago at a discount) and to my surprise it came out really good. I also like Berroco Foliage because the way it changes color (started a project but put it away, oh no!)

I like rayon yarns mixed with either bamboo, etc. It all depends.. Duh!
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:25 PM   #17
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I love Knit Picks Lace weight yarns that are 70% merino wool and 30 % silk. They are so easy to knit up and have such a nice shine to them thanks to that silk and the colors are so great.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:11 AM   #18
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Wow, I REALLY feel like such a novice! Until I wandered into my LYS while Christmas shopping six weeks ago I never realized there were so many different kinds of yarn! Is there a tutorial somewhere that can help me learn more about yarn? Or find you all just learn through experience?
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:06 PM   #19
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I think I love all yarns, because if I find any yarn for a good price, it becomes part of my stash.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:23 PM   #20
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I am very new to knitting so I don't have a favorite, yet.

I am currently knitting a scarf for my nephew using Lion Brand Homespun and it is turning out BEAUTIFULLY!!!! It is hard to work with, and I'm using all knit stitch it's okay if you don't see the stitches. I have another color in the same yarn that I will use for one of my daughters. You are absolutely right about the warmth of the material!
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