I agree with you Debbie. The FW is scratchy, but I'm knitting this scarf set for "heavy duty" use when it's needed for sub-zero/blizzard conditions...when there's alot of snow to be shoveled etc. Thought it would be great too for mittens since they seem to get soaked so quickly when kids are out making snowmen and having snowball fights.
Hope this yarn will be more water resistant. I much prefer using softer yarns to like Paton's Marino too. Hey, yet another "kool" idea...kool aid for dying! The pattern I'm using is called, "Shale Pleated (scarf).It's a sort of modified rib look. Very rugged looking and I think it will be toasty warm...scratchy, but warm! I'm getting lots of great tips today. Thanks everyone!