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Old 07-08-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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My mom got me a $50 knitpicks gift certificate from my birthday, and i have no idea what to do with it. i think i want to do a sweater for myself but i'm overwhelmed by the sheer amout of ideas...anyone have any fave yarns by them?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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I just finished a project with Wool of the Andes worsted and bulky. I really enjoyed working with this yarn. I enjoyed it so much I ordered more. It came today.YA!!YA!!YA!!!

Also if you haven't tried the interchangable nickel plated options, think about getting a few sets. They are awesome!!! I have the entire set and keep adding to it.
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They are having a 40% off book sale just now.

I like the cotlin yarn. Great for towels and dish cloths. I haven't used it for garments, some people have though. It does shrink though so you would need to knit what ever you make quite a few inches longer than you would want. And wash your swatch first.
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Sock yarn - I am addicted to sock yarn !!! I haven't actually knit with their sock yarn, but one of the ladies in my knit night group smuggled some in to show me and it felt lovely and the colors were gorgeous.
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i think i have at least one idea. i like the gloss lace yarn, it's a silk mix. i found a cardigan from the spring interweve knits that i think might be perfect, i ordered the mag today so hopefully i'll get it soon. i was looking at the sock yarn too but socks get tricky for me since i have little feet.
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Any of their yarns I've tried I like. So far I've tried CotLin, Crayon, Shine Sport, and Wool of the Andes worsted. I've only felted with the wool but it made a nice purse. The Gloss Lace yarn looks nice too. You're getting a lot of yardage for the money.
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Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
Sock yarn - I am addicted to sock yarn !!! I haven't actually knit with their sock yarn, but one of the ladies in my knit night group smuggled some in to show me and it felt lovely and the colors were gorgeous.
ME TOO! I am totally addicted to sock yarn!

Right now I am semi addicted to dying my own yarn too...so I would be all over the bare stuff!
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I have used the Gloss lace to make a shawl and it is great. I have also made a camisole using Cotlin and machine washed and dried it and found no shrinkage. I have also purchased Elegance which is DK weight and it is incredibly soft. I also have used Shine to make a camisole, it's sport weight cotton and modal and am happy with it as well. I like their sock yarns also. I also have their ball winder and like it as well.
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