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Old 09-10-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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which brands of yarns are best??
which yarns do you like the most and why?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:21 AM   #2
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Oh boy. I'm not sure that's even answerable. There are so many different yarns and they all have their value for different things.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:58 AM   #3
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what about your favorite ones?
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What project do you have in mind? Different projects will give widely different answers.
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I was just thinking like Mirl56, depends on what I am making....
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As the others have said it does depend on what you are going to make. As a general rule i buy french (i live in france) acrylic yarn thats cheap and chearful.

it really does depend
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I definately have fav's!!

Schaefer Yarn-the colorways are out of this world the yarn is high quality and they make ver unique items. Sadly it is also very expensive.

Debbie Bliss- High quality, wonderfu feel, nice colors, moderately expensive.

Rowan- Lots of different "kinds" of your. Currently I am coveting the Pure LIfe Breeds of Sheep. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make a cabled sweater of it.
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I've been knitting quite a bit with KnitpPicks wool and cotton blend yarns and have been quite happy with them.
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I agree it's a very wide open question so hard to answer. My stash contains everything from the cheapest acrylic to very expensive silk and cashmere -- and I love all of it. Sorta like asking which is your favorite child.

But right now I'm working with some Malabrigo (merino wool) I've had stashed away for awhile, and it's wonderful; unbelievably soft, with absolutely gorgeous colors. So, I guess I'd say that today it's my favorite yarn.

Tomorrow it will be one of the others . . .
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It's actually a great question-- because it's unanswerable! What I mean, is that within yarn companies, things are often inconsistent. There are some Lionbrand things I think are great, and some I don't like at all, but other people disagree. For example, I find Microspun and Homespun wonderful, and some people hate them because they find them to be too splitty. Also, even within a yarn, there can be differences. There was a yarn Lionbrand used to make-- I forget the name, but it was on the bulky side, acrylic, and the colors all had Americana-type names. Some of the shades were wonderful, and some were stiff as a board. All in the dye, I guess.

I would say this, though-- there are no companies I would stay away from, but there are yarns within those companies I do.
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