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Old 03-15-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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What is your favorite yarn, and why?
MMMMMMMMMmmalabrigo? mmmmmmmmmanos?

What is your favorite yarn, and why?
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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Lorna's Laces shepherd Sport- As I love Socks and it has been the best wearing and prettiest colored so far in my quest. (not to mention low care maintenance .
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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you know that people are going to have a hard time answering that one...lol.

If you put a gun to my head I would probably go with Malabrigo. I love the colors, the cost is pretty good for the yardage, and it is delightfully soft (even better knit up!) and i found it felts great!

I love koigu because it has an outstanding color palette!

BUT! If Misti Alpaca had more colors or more vibrant colors that i absolutely loved, it would be that yarn every single time. It seriously makes me hate my malabrigo for a bit after I use it because it is soooooo soft. it is more expensive than i will usually spend but i do love splurging on this stuff...they just need more bright colors!
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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Schaefer Elaine, I love the feel and the colors and the way it knits!!

Although I have never used malabrigo, all the talk is tempting me to try it.
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I'm really new to all this, but just wanted to say that all of the yarn porn makes me drooooool I can't wait to try out some of the yarns I hear ya'll talk about!

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
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I'm thinking of trying Cat Bordhi's mobius scarft from Knitty Gritty using Malabrigo chunky -- is that as soft as the Malabrigo everyone talks about?

I know this is ridiculous, but one thing stopping me is that it comes in a hank, and I don't have a ball winder (yet!)
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This is a seriously difficult question!!!

I find how I feel about the yarn is dependant on what I am working on.
But...my favorites include:

Wool: Malabrigo (by farrrrrr)
Sock: Cherry Blossom Fibers (Cindy H) or Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock
Cotton: Island Cotton
Alpaca:Misti Alpaca and Blue Sky Alpaca

I also LOVE to work with linen and my favorite is Euroflax Originals Wet Spun Linen.
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Originally Posted by Holly
I'm thinking of trying Cat Bordhi's mobius scarft from Knitty Gritty using Malabrigo chunky -- is that as soft as the Malabrigo everyone talks about?

I know this is ridiculous, but one thing stopping me is that it comes in a hank, and I don't have a ball winder (yet!)
i think it feels just like the worsted ...it is basically the same yarn just thicker. but the thing that would stop me would be the cost. the chunky is only like 65 (or 85?) yards for the same cost (or is it more?... it bothers me enough that i have blocked it out! ) as the worsted. I almost feel like i could get better bang for the buck getting two hanks of worsted and doubling it!
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:30 PM   #10
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Since I'm in a sock kick lately, I'd have to say that Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock is my favorite. But it's so hard for me to limit it to just one. I have an appreciation for any handpainted yarn. For other projects, I'm in love with Malabrigo. It's the one merino that I think shows off cabling really well. But I know there are more out there that I just haven't discovered yet!
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