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« on: April 26, 2007 02:51:07 AM »

I love garnstudio patterns, but have yet to purchase any of their yarn. I seem to have super sensitive skin when it comes to wool, so I'm wondering if any of their wool-based yarns would be okay for me.

I sort of feel guilty raiding their patterns without giving them anything back and they have a wonderful deal on o/s shipping now, but I don't want to purchase something I will only regret.

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007 04:57:21 PM »

I'm thinking if the wool you get now is irritating, it won't be much different (a lot of places source wool from the same places).
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007 05:37:09 PM »

At the moment I use aurora 8 in pure wool and DB cashmerino. They do have angora-wool mix and silk-wool mix available but it is hard to find out what they are like. I was recently pleasantly surprised by Harrisville's wool-silk 50-50 yarn - it had a nice coarseness to it, but not prickly or itchy.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007 09:41:54 AM »

I've used tons of Garnstudio's yarns (I lived for a while in Norway).

I have a sensity skin, and I've used they stuff mainly for hats, and I've had no problems (I've been known to get a rash on my forehead when wearing hats).
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007 03:37:48 PM »

I haven't used their Angora-Tweed, but I've been dying to for months! I've only heard good things about this yarn - I'll bet it's supersoft.
Their alpaca is also very, very nice. It sheds, but it's incredibly soft. I've used it for several projects.

For some reason, though, they don't sell Karisma (their 100% wool yarn) in any of my LYS's, but I think it's of reasonable quality. I'm anxious to try that one out, too.

I'm a native Scandinavian, so I always love when people outside Scandinavia want to use Garnstudio's yarns. Roll Eyes I just love that their yarns are great quality, and so reasonably priced, too!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2007 05:30:07 PM »

You are right, they are certainly well-priced. If you have used their cottons do you recommend particular ones?
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