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, 07:55 PM   #21
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I LOVE wool! It's so impractical for Florida, but I love working with it. I've tried acrylic and cotton, and they do serve their purpose, but wool and wool blends are the way to go. For me anyways.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:57 PM   #22
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I agree, knitmama.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:12 AM   #23
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I love knitting with wool. My grandkids love the scarves that they get every winter.
I only used cotton once and it was crochet I made a lap gan with it. Let me tell ya that lapgan is darn heavy. I love it. I wouldn't ever knit cotton for anything large other than a dishcloth.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #24
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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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sorry about the irritation. you may have a wool allergy like many people.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #25
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I have not knitted with pure wool a lot because it is expensive. The cheaper wool I have bought isn't real wonderful. I think I would love really nice wool. But....I use acrylic and acrylic and wool blends the most and don't mind them. I'm using a lot of Wool-Ease right now.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:34 PM   #26
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wool ease is real nice. i like to make big fat chunky things out of it like chunky hats and blankets. its chunky or super-chunky weight, right?
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:26 PM   #27
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I think they have a bulky weight, but I never use it. I'm not a fan of heavy yarn. The Wool-Ease I have is worsted weight, and the skein says it works up to 18 stitches=4 inches. This is 20% wool.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:55 AM   #28
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wool ease is found in many different weights. i think that super chunky yarn is too thick. it kinda looks cool though....
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:37 AM   #29
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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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Nope, you're not alone - I hate it too. It just irritates the heck out of me....can't stand to work with it what with the rashes, itching.....Blech!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:17 PM   #30
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I love blends because I can't work with pure wool. I did get a fabulous baby alpaca from Blue Sky Alpaca in the mail just yesterday. But I am enjoying the blends that are out there now. (so I voted other)
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