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« on: June 01, 2007 10:32:30 AM »

I've been a good girl lately, using up alot of my stash, and would like to reward myself with some new yarns. What are everyones faves? Both affordable and luxury. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007 11:03:19 AM »

cheap-o yarn: Lion Brand's Wool Ease Worsted

luxury: Malabrigo Kettle Dyed or Variegated,  Araucania Pomaire, Misti Alpaca Suri Silk, Filatura Di Crosa Porto Cervo print.

disappointments: Reynold's Saucy Sport (it's beautiful but the "crimson" red is actually scarlet, and there's loads of knots!)
Plymouth Yarns baby alpaca brush (it wore my hands raw!), Patons SWS (itchy!!!!!!!!!)
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007 12:44:04 PM »

Malabrigo!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007 01:27:24 PM »

Artyarns Regal silk, Classic Elite Miracle, Plymouth Suri Merino and Patons SWS (but only for felting).

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007 02:57:30 PM »

Ohhh, I LOVE Suri Merino.

If you're a sock knitter (I'm a recent convert, I think), Tofutsies is really nice.

I knit a sweater out of Kathmandu Aran, and it might be my favorite yarn.  It's tweedy, 85% wool, 10% silk, and 5% cashmere.  It's $7 for 110 yards, so unless you're planning something huge, it doesn't break the bank terribly either Smiley

(oh and of course malabrigo)
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2007 06:15:27 PM »

All I've tried is Fun Fur, Red Heart, and Simply Soft so far, because I'm on a budget, and so far Simply Soft is the best! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2007 02:03:56 PM »

I don't know if I would consider it my favorite (there are sooo many I absolutely love), but I really like Cleckheaton Country Silk. 

It's very yummy.
http://www.cleckheaton.biz/
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2007 05:57:56 AM »

I've had really good experiences with Knitpicks yarn. I've used both Cotlin (cotton/linen blend) and Wool of the Andes (wool!), and they've held up well. I wash the Cotlin in the washing machine and it holds up fine. Both yarns are really affordable. I believe the WOTA is $1.99/skein and the Cotlin was $2.49/skein.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007 06:18:49 AM »

Ha!  I have a lot of "favorites"!  But here are some standouts:

Cotton:  King Tut.  Soft, lovely sheen, specatacular colors.

Wool:  Noro kureyon (actually ALL noro wool blends too), Zephyr Wool-Silk DK, Patons Merino, Cascade Bollicine (wool/acrylic blend)

Other:  Noro Lily, Noro Cash Iroha, Muench Sir Galli, Valley Yarns Goshen

"Workhorse" yarns:  TLC Cotton Plus, Paton's Shetland Chunky
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2007 06:29:14 AM »

This has to be the toughest question....
Top favs.... Koigu, Manos, Noro.  I also grabbed some great stuff at the Maryland Sheep & Wool festival.
For budget Lion Brand has some wool that actually is pretty good.
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