Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
DK
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks
For those who have ordered and worked with this yarn, what do you think about it?
Is the yarn nice enough for a sweater?
Would it be considered medium or heavy worsted weight?

I am a new knitter, so all the help I can get is appreciated.
Dawn
DK is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-22-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
franna724
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go to www.knittersreview.com. This yarn and others from Knit Picks are reviewed there.

Anna
franna724 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
kimmie
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 560
Thanks: 46
Thanked 37 Times in 33 Posts
I have really enjoyed my yarn from KnitPicks. It is a medium, NOT heavy worsted weight yarn and knits up very nicely, in my opinion. I have only knit an Irish Hiking Scarf with it so far, but have more on order for a sweater. I think it's GREAT.
kimmie
kimmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 05:13 PM   #4
DK
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks
Thanks for the info!!
Dawn
DK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
amy
Administrator
Site Admin
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 3,783
Thanks: 348
Thanked 747 Times in 157 Posts
Welcome DK!

I've been working with that yarn. I'm making a felted bag with it now, and look forward to making a sweater out of it in the future. Not as soft as the luxury yarns of course, but I had a couple of friends "test feel" it, before putting a luxury yarn in their hands, and they said it felt fine and soft enough for a sweater. I wouldn't risk a turtleneck with it, since I like only the softest wool on my neck, but I would do any other type of sweater with it. It's nice yarn, and good to work with.

Amy
__________________
~Amy
KnittingHelp Queen Bee


‎"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
Martha Graham
amy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 12:09 AM   #6
feministmama
Instepping Out
 
feministmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PDX
Posts: 3,674
Thanks: 310
Thanked 262 Times in 186 Posts
For those prices you can't go wrong
feministmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
knit picks wool of the andes bulky yarn? twoxover General Knitting 3 07-07-2008 10:41 AM
Wanted: Knit picks wool of the andes Beginagain Buy/Sell/Swap 3 05-15-2008 12:01 AM
Wool of the Andes Gracielen General Knitting 12 07-14-2007 10:35 AM
Wool of the Andes. brokenblossoms General Knitting 11 05-05-2007 07:58 PM
Wool of the Andes? Orchid22 General Knitting 10 11-10-2006 10:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 PM.