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Old 02-09-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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Question about Caron Simply Soft Yarn
I usually buy yarn from KP or other online stores, and I almost never buy acrylic, but today I was in Walmart and saw Simply Soft in a gorgeous brick red. It has a sheen to it and is so soft, I broke down and bought 6 skeins.

I'm thinking about knitting the Wicked sweater in it, but wondered how this yarn holds up and does it pill? and if it does pill, does it pill a lot?

It feels like it will be comfy next to the skin.....and the color I bought is Autumn Red.

Any info you can give me about this yarn is much appreciated!

And if I put it in my stash and wait a few days, does it count as stash knitting???? [/code]
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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I've never had any problems with it pilling, and it is wonderfully soft.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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I was just fondling some of that yarn at Wally World earlier today. It certainly does seem pretty nice. I'm thinking my first attempt at a sweater will be with that yarn.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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Oh I love knitting with SS.

I've made tons of hats with it, and so far it hasn't pilled on me. One thing that I recommend though is when you go to dry it, do not put it in the dryer! A few of my hats that I've made with it shrunk.

I have to say that the Autumn Red color way is one of my favorites, and it goes well with the brown, white, and dark sage.

Hope that helps!
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
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SS is wonderfully soft, I have never had a pilling problem, and it machine washes and drys for me perfectly. I made my son (who is hard on clothes) a sweater out of it, and he loves it. Even better, it's lasting with NO problems.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:52 PM   #6
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I love caron simply.. I made my daughter a shrug and then her Christmas dress out of it.. and then I made my son a matching sweater for Christmas... the colors are really pretty... I also use it to make the slipper socks every gal in our family got a pair for Christmas this year..
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:59 PM   #7
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I made a gray scarf of SS with pearls knitted in it and the person I gave it too seemed to really like it. I also made the same scarf in white with SS and the pearls. Again, I gave it to a different person and they really seemed to love it.

Funny you mention this yarn because I bought myself one skein of white tonight. I'm going to make that white scarf I really love.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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Hi,

I too love the Caron Simply Soft. And recently I made a cabled scarf with it. It is soooo soft and yummy feeling -- and I have made other items too, and they always turn out really nice. Incidentally, that same color is the one I used for the scarf! I think all of their colors are really nice. Have fun knitting with it!

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Old 02-09-2007, 09:23 PM   #10
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Cool - thanks for all the feedback! I'm so glad I bought it and I also bought the pattern for Wicked, guess I will put it in the stash for a week, while I finish a few other projects and then I will start on it!
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