A couple people asked me my opinion of Telemark
after I posted that I'm making the Lusekofte sweater kit
out of it...
I've only knitted a little bit so far, but I really like it. It isn't very soft in the skein but it is nice to knit with and the fabric is looking good. It isn't splitty (and I found Cascade 220 to be a little splitty). The gauge didn't change after washing and blocking. Overall it is a nice wool if you like wool. If you are super worried about itchiness I'd test out one skein before getting a bunch of it.
My plan is to eventually knit Sapporo
, and based on how I like the Telemark so far, I think I've decided to give Knitpicks' Palette a try instead of the Daletta called for in the pattern. Daletta is a little hard to find, over twice as expensive, and doesn't come in nearly as many colors.