View Poll Results: What is your fave yarn to work with?
Wool 50 52.63%
Acrylic/Synthetics 11 11.58%
Cotton 3 3.16%
Alpaca 12 12.63%
Other 19 20.00%
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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I love wool, but I voted for alpaca because it's just the most wonderful thing to work with- ever!
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:09 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by texas1107` View Post
So far, I love the softness and easy working of Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic
I have to agree with this! For a yarn that is washable and dryer friendly you can't get any better than this. Perfect for socks and sweaters. It's warm and sooooo soft. Working with it is a dream. I definitely have plans for more of this yarn. Currently making socks with it.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #13
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Am I the only one who can't decide?

I love wool, but living in Texas makes wool somewhat impractical for much of the year. I really like cotton, too, but it isn't as forgiving as wool. I like blends, as well, synthetics with wool for instance (but would still probably prefer wool if it weren't for the other factor, of Texas heat!); and also I love synthetics for their easy care-plus if my kids (3 boys and a girl) ruin them I won't be so upset at all the $$ invested

And I have some Alpaca in the stash thats blended with wool but I haven't worked with it yet. It sure feels nice in the skein though!

I would love to try some silk and wool blends-I have some in my stash also but again, haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Well, I've personally only worked with cotton, acrylic and wool and of those wool is my definite front runner.

I'm hoping to expand my horizons as I get more confident with my knitting skills. I'm planning on trying out alpaca, silk, and cashmere all within the next few months. I'd really love to make myself a cashmere sweater someday (soon), but I want to improve my garment skills (and drop a few pounds) before I spend that kind of cash.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #15
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for me its acrylic all the way as its all i can afford right now.

i so want to try alpaca, esp as my parents have offered to buy me 2 aplaca's (male and female hehe), so i need to know if i like the yarn really first lol

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Old 02-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #16
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just realised, i think i am possibly one of the few people that hate wool. i did buy some ages ago. started knitting with it and ripped it out as the yarn was just nasty.

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Old 02-11-2008, 06:25 PM   #17
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you HATE wool? why? i love love LOVE wool!
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:30 PM   #18
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most of what i buy is acrylic because thats what i can afford but i prefer wool when i can get my hands on some without breaking the bank!
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by knittingymnast View Post
you HATE wool? why? i love love LOVE wool!
i just never got on with it. i found it hard to work with, itchy and irretated my skin as i worked it. the cats love playing with the 100% wool i have (sorry ). i bought 1000g that the cats are having great fun with. i ball it up really tight and sew the end so its really tight; they play for hours with it. prehaps i should have just offered it to people on here, oops sorry. i hadn't realised that people actually liked knitting with it so much.

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oh, thats ok. now i understand. hope your cats have fun with the yarn!
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