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Old 10-11-2007, 11:47 AM   #11
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patons is not soft like a merino should feel... not my choice for sure...why cause i got some and it sitting there at the corner never been use...cos the texture is abit coarse to me...hope this helps
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:20 PM   #12
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I've never used Paton's either. I have looked at it. The last I looked - and touched, most of it felt pretty scratchy to me. but one color - not the color I was looking for - was really soft. One of those things that make you go 'Hmmmm . . . ?'
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:36 PM   #13
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I love Patons Classic, but I could never knit a sweater with it. I've heard that since it does felt extremely well the slightest bit of heat+moisture+aggitation will felt it. In other words, if your underarms get sweaty you're going to have felted pits which is a bummer when you've spent hours knitting a sweater. I only use sythetic wool blends or superwash wool for garments, but Patons is excellent for other projects - especially ones that require felting. IMHO it felts so much better than Lion Wool.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:01 PM   #14
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I made my first sweater out of Patons Classic Wool, and it was nice and soft. (Haven't worn the sweater yet, though.)

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Old 10-12-2007, 08:55 AM   #15
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I knitted my Fetchings from Patons Classic and while it didn't feel like the softest yarn as a skein, it's not the least bit itchy on my hands. I'm wearing them now
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