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 02-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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What is your fave type of yarn to use?
Sorry, here's the REAL thing. I was trying to figure out how to create a poll, and the 1st one, well, I messed it up BAD.

I like to try out new things with acrylic, so that I don't waste the good stuff if I mess it up. Especially if it was expensive!

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Old 02-10-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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I haven't knitted with cotton yet. I love the feel of Alpca, but I find it uncomfortable to wear (feels prickly around my neck). I'll use synthetics to do the stuff that I know will be used (& abused) by younger children but I like the feel of wool *much* better.
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I am not a fan of cotton so far because it splits easily. I like alpaca but mainly when mixed with another fiber like wool to thicken it up. Wool's my favorite!
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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I absolutley love wool!

I do however, want to try cashmere or alpaca to see what all the fuss is about
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I'm a 100% wool kind of gal, myself. That's especially for garments. Even itchy wool is more comfortable than any other fiber. I don't like plant or man made fibers because they hurt my hands to work with.
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It all depends on what I'm making. Overall, I tend to prefer wool. For a more comfortable garment though, a silk/wool blend is really nice and knits beautifully!

If I'm making something for a baby or small child, I won't consider anything other than acrylic. That's all I use for my kids until they are able to drink/eat without making a mess on their shirts.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:18 PM   #7
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So far, I love the softness and easy working of Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic
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Acrylic because I can afford enough to always have plenty on hand.

I do love wool but I haven't had any that stood up well to much practice.

I haven't used anything else. (Cotton by choice, I've never seen any that tripped my trigger.)

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That's all I use for my kids until they are able to drink/eat without making a mess on their shirts.
I still haven't acquired that ability after 45 years.
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I still haven't acquired that ability after 45 years.
Dang - does that mean there will never be any hope for my kids???
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I love wool or wool blends - wool/silk is my favorite. I love alpaca too but wool is more versatile.
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