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Old 02-22-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Wool Of The Andes?
I am getting ready to order some yarn for my very first sweater attempt. I am looking at ordering from Knit Picks as they have a clearance sale right now.

I am looking at the Wool of the Andes yarn. At $1.99 per 50g ball I can afford to buy enough for a sweater. But I'm not familiar with this yarn so wanted to find out if anyone has used it and can tell me anything about it?
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:39 PM   #2
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I made my DH a cardigan with it. He really likes the sweater, but it does tend to pile. I liked working with the fiber.
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I am working on a top down raglan cardigan out of the yarn right now and have used it a lot in the past. It has a nice smooth texture with a slight sheen. Ellie
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It pills like crazy. Here's a thread that Amy posted about her sweater made with it.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...highlight=pill
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I've only used it for felting, and I don't think it's soft enough that I would want a sweater made out of it.
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Thanks for the input. I went ahead and ordered it. I figure for that price it should be fine for a first sweater attempt. If it pills it pills, I can always shave it
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For a first sweater, with real wool at a really cheap price, WOTA can't be beat.
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For a first sweater, with real wool at a really cheap price, WOTA can't be beat.
Yeah that's kinda what I am thinking. Thanks.
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I am not sure that I would use that yarn for anything I intended to machine wash, for obvious reasons. But for a first sweater, and at those prices??? gosh go for it! And PLEASE post us pics!
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I think that's a good choice, for the first sweater foray! What color did you order? Do you have a pattern in mind, or are you wingin' it?

good luck! Sweaters are fun!
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