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Topic: Cashmerino Super Chunky review?  (Read 452 times)
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« on: May 30, 2007 09:47:41 AM »

Am considering buying this for Simply Marilyn but have read a couple of not-so-glowing reviews (ie that it pills terribly and looks dirty) and a couple of great ones. Not so sure what to do! Alternately, anyone know of good subs? thank you!
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 09:49:38 AM »

I love it for the things I've made, but I've only made small stuff like scarves and iPod cases.

It's definitely a fuzzy, fluffy yarn so I could see that it might start pilling on you if you had a garment made from it, but it's so lovely and easy to work with that I can't really discourage you from trying it.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007 09:59:29 AM »

Oh, and the "dirty" thing may be that because it casts some interesting shadows on itself, which makes people think it's dirty.

Here's a picture of my husband wearing his Connemara scarf in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky Indigo if you want to see what I mean about the shadows:

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007 10:05:03 AM »

I made my hubby a simple scarf from this yarn, and it pills terribly.  However, I think the pilling has a lot to do with rubbing against his scratchy face.  It's a dream to knit with and would probably not pill as much if the garment was washed more frequently.  I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that a good wash can help with pilling problems, but I don't know first hand.

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