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Old 12-28-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
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Super Soft Yarn?
What would be a super soft yarn for a scarf? Not sure what pattern I'm going to use, definitely something with cable(s) - but I know it will need to be super, super soft. Any recommendations?
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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What would be a super soft yarn for a scarf? Not sure what pattern I'm going to use, definitely something with cable(s) - but I know it will need to be super, super soft. Any recommendations?
If you're looking for easy care (throw in the washer and dryer), I'd go with Caron Simply Soft. It's soft when you're knitting and gets a bit softer with washing. Contrary to what a lot of people have said, I've also had good luck with Red Heart Super Saver. It's a bit harsh to knit with, but after laundering, it doesn't feel like the same stuff....not as soft as Caron's SS, but (IMHO) a bit bulkier and warmer, and soft enough.
I don't use animal fibers, so can't advise on those - sorry.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:43 AM   #3
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I love malabrigo for scarves! It feels so nice next to the skin. And it is so nice to knit with. You can definitely get good deals on it if you look online.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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I concur with Malabrigo. It absolutely has no 'prickles' when worn on bare neck skin. And, beyond the finished product, knitting with it makes you sigh.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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Another very soft yarn is anything with alpaca in the mix.

You also can't go wrong with cashmere.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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I think all the suggestions are good ones... I love Malabrigo!
I just wanted to toss out there another idea. I just used some Moda Dea Washable Wool for the first time for some slipper socks (both AC Moore and Michael's carries it in my area) and was pleasantly surprised at how soft and squishy it was.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:45 PM   #7
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I have made a lot of scarves.. the softest one I have is made with the plymouth alpaca baby grande , it is also very thick , so I knit a scarf that is mistake rib on 11's.. it is sooo fluffy.., it is for warm weather, not decoration, but when I had it on the other day in the yarn store everyone was loving the yarn.. yes alpaca is incredible, just expensive..There is another cheaper yarn at michaels called "Rumors" it makes up a nice thick soft scarf too.I think there is some alpaca in it....Caron simply soft is wonderful you can always double it to make it heftier if you need too..The malabrigo is woderful too, so many choices, but I think Alpaca is the softest.. Have fun deciding!!
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I've knitted a few scarves using Plymouth Yukon yarn, it is very soft, too. It is 35% mohair.
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Malabrigo is great. I also really like the Misty alpaca.
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i'm semi-sensitive to some animal fibers and while i do agree that alpaca is very soft to the touch, in my experience it is soooo prickly feeling when i put it up to my neck. with anything you end up choosing, i would recommend swatching it first, washing it, and seeing how it feels against your skin.

i have had very good luck with merino (malabrigo especially is soooo soft) and caron simply soft if you like acrylic. i also really like the debbie bliss cashmerino line. can't go wrong with cashmere and merino blends!
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