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Old 07-25-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Favorite Go To Yarn
I'd love to hear about your favorite go to yarn. Things like size, brand, specific line, even color.

For worsted weight (or WW or size 4) I love all the colors of Red Heart Super Saver (RHSS) and the fact that it is made in the USA, but I dislike working with it. I also dislike that it is almost to the pilling stage by the time the project is finished being made.

I like the way Red Heart With Love feels, again it is made in USA but it doesn't have as many colors available. I haven't worked with it enough to know about the pilling factor.

I also like Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, though it isn't made in USA, not as many colors and I don't know the pilling factor.

Lion Brand Heartland is so soft. Haven't done enough to know what to think of it yet.

For sports weight (baby size 3) I like Paton's Astra.

I like all kinds of colors. I use to enjoy the multi colored ones very well though lately I prefer solid colors.

What about you?
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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Maybe Cascade 220 but I love trying new patterns and new yarn.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:35 PM   #3
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Hi. I'm very new to knitting but I've already used most of the yarns you mentioned!

The Red Heart with Love is very stretchy and I have to be careful of my tension when using it.

I enjoy watching how variegated patterns come out in the project and I like how it masks some of my newby mistakes.

But I can't wait to start a basketweave pattern scarf and hat in a solid color blue from Lion's Brand Heartland.
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My favorite go to yarn is Knit Picks Swish, in either one of the weights in comes in sock, sport. DK, or worsted.
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My fave is Hometown USA from lion brand...its nice and chunky and works up fast and is super soft and squooshy for being acrylic!
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I'm loving hearing about all of your favorites. I recently found I cannot work with wool which is very upsetting. If only it had made me just itch I would have switched type of wool, unfortunately it was bothering my throat so I don't dare to try and continue with it. I hope to find a natural fiber that I like and perhaps even dye finished projects or my own colors. Please keep talking about your favorite yarns. I think it is great.
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