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Old 12-10-2007, 12:24 PM   #11
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There's two kinds of Simply Soft and I think there's a bit of difference between them. The regular weight has never given me any problems and I think it's lovely. I've used the super bulky Quick version too, and I found that split quite a bit and wasn't very fun. It knits up super fast hats, but I don't know that I'd mess with it again.

The only thing that'd make me love Simply Soft more is if it was just a tad bulkier. I'm a big fan of bulky yarns and it always seems a little thin to me. Totally a matter of personal preference, though.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:37 PM   #12
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I use Simply Soft for my Baby blankets that I give at baby showers. I have given them to my Nephews when they were born and it washes well and doesn't look worn after several washes. It is my "go to" yarn for many projects just because it is so soft and affordable. I can crochet a baby blanket for $10 -$15 even less if I am knitting. The Simply Soft Quick is an okay yarn but I only use it once in a great yarn because it seems to be fussy. Again if your careful with it, you can knit up some really cute hats and scarfs really quick.
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I love it! I have made all kinds of things for my extremely itch-sensitive children out of SS, and they love wearing it. And, it's washable! I've never had problems with it splitting.
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The Simply Soft Shadows and I think tweed are a bit heavier than the regular. Not a bulky, but not a thin worsted either.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:28 PM   #15
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The Simply Soft Shadows and I think tweed are a bit heavier than the regular. Not a bulky, but not a thin worsted either.
And the Shadows just looks so cool.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #17
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The Simply Soft Shadows and I think tweed are a bit heavier than the regular. Not a bulky, but not a thin worsted either.
Ooh, good to know!! I've been searching and searching for a yarn to use on an Irish Hiking Scarf that a) has a nice drape and sheen; b) is totally washable and c) has at least a worsted or heavy worsted weight. I'm having a hard time finding one that meets all the criterion, so I'm going to give those ones a second look.
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I used the CSS Shadows for an Irish Hiking Scarf and I think it turned out ok.

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I used the CSS Shadows for an Irish Hiking Scarf and I think it turned out ok.

Oh, wow, I love that! I love how subtle the striping is - it doesn't take away from the cables of the scarf at all. Guess who's going to the store after work?
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I used the CSS Shadows for an Irish Hiking Scarf and I think it turned out ok.
Oh my, that is beautiful! I want one!!!!

Ah, too many projects, too little time!

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