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Old 02-10-2005, 11:15 PM   #1
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Woah! affordable, nice yarns...a wool sweater for $20!
I just got an email about this new yarn company, Knit Picks. Their simple, natural fiber yarns look very promising, and their prices are amazing!

I'm planning a few sweaters, so here are the ones I'm looking at....

$1.79 --110yard skein of bright colored Peruvian Highland wool.
My size sweater costs $19.69 to make! This wool sounds like a medium-soft kind of wool. It costs even less if you buy it in simple white. ($15 for a worsted-weight aran sweater!)

$2.29 --123 yard skein of Merino!

My size sweater costs $30 to make. In MERINO! It knits up at a smaller gauge than I like to work, but I'm considering it....

Knitter's Review has a great review of these yarns that's worth checking out. This company has lots of nice looking sock yarns, and alpaca, silk, and I think cotton as well. The only thing I'd be warry of is knitting socks out of their 100% merino sock yarn. I'm sure they'd feel luxurious and great, but I think they'd wear through very fast! They also offer sock yarns with nylon, sounds like a safer bet.

Happy shopping!!!


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Old 02-10-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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I haven't gotten my order but I've ordered from them too. I ordered "blank" merino wool b/c I want to try dying it.

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Old 02-11-2005, 12:08 AM   #3
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I placed an order with this company and am very pleased. Everything came quickly and the yarn is lovely. One of the items that I ordered was the little sheep tape measure & it didn't work. When I called, the woman in customer service was SO nice and had them send out another one to me right away. I didn't have to send the broken one back or anything. It was nice to be treated with trust and respect. I will be a loyal customer now and singing their praises.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:24 AM   #4
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Oooh, they have the sheepie tape measure? I saw that on FaeryCrafty's blog....might have to get one!

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Old 02-11-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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I like the sheep too...LOL.

I noticed they have one of those yarn winders. I saw one on the Joanne's website too. Does anyone use this? Does it work? I haven't even rolled any of my skeins into balls yet! LOL Although...I did try making a center pull ball using the video on here, but I did something wrong...or maybe I had too much yarn at one time..LOL.
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I'll never buy a wool-winder, because I just LOVE winding balls for some reason. It brings back fond childhood memories.

One video I haven't shot (and never will!), is how I hold the skein: with my knees, sprawled open to keep the tension! It's quite unlady-like, but it sure is convenient! LOL.

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Old 02-11-2005, 03:35 AM   #7
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Ooh, so Amy can I mail you all my skeins and you can roll 'em into balls for me?
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I had a feeling that was coming..... LOL

If I didn't have so much knitting I want to do, I'd say YES!
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I just ordered some yarn from knitpicks too! I can't wait for it to arrive. I ordered some of the peruvian worsted wool and some of the merino too. I had to stop myself from getting some of the silks. That'll be next time. Does anyone know about this companies practices? Earth friendly, fare trade and alla that stuff?
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yes I saw them too!
and I left drool all over my keyboard - ladies, this may be the incentive I need to start a sock project! Affordable yarn that's also good QUALITY!

I nearly go into "panic attack" when I calculate the cost of a sweater using yarn recommended by the local-yarn-shop owner. sorry,but I won't pay $130 for a silk-blend Tank Top only to have it not fit!!! If I'm going to spend that much money on a garment, I will go to Dillards, go straight to the Ralph Lauren collection and try it on first!

Thank the Good Lord for folks like those who started Knit Pick - and for Amy at Knittinghelp.com.

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