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« on: January 02, 2008 09:27:06 PM »

I took it to my LYS and she doesn't know, so I'm begging you - WHAT IS THIS?

It's incredibly soft, and though it's fuzzy the stitch definition is ridiculously awesomely amazing and nifty.  We were thinking it might be some kind of alpaca/acrylic (weird, huh?) blend, but really have no clue.

This is the best picture of the yarn, with a preemie hat I whipped up with it:


And here's another picture that's a little fuzzy but shows the thickness pretty well:


Can you help me?

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 01:40:30 AM »

Reminds me a bit of this (though yours looks more shiny), which I've used once or twice:

http://www.abakhan-onlineshop.co.uk/acatalog/James_C_Brett_Pure_Merino_DK.html
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008 02:51:41 AM »

Um I went to Commuknity and bought yarn similar to that. Sadly it came with no tag or anything like that. Even if I did.. it's thrown out haha.

I looked up on the site.. and i think it could be

Noro or South West Trading Company. Similar texture I think.

here's mine.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008 06:38:10 AM »

Could it be a soy wool combination? its fuzzy has wonderful stitch definition and takes color like yours seems to have done, it would also account for the sheen..
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 10:52:26 AM »

I've looked at some soy and it's got the right sheen, but the soy/wool combo that I already have has a totally different feel.  Granted, it's not all that similar in looks either, so it could still be soy/wool.

I'm awfully frustrated because I want to buy a ton more of this yarn, it's so soft and friendly.  The gal that gave it to me may have bought it herself, but it may also be really old as some of her yarn was given to her by her mother  before she passed on.

RyuuDolly, that does look awfully similar.  I was wondering if it might be something like Patons SWS...
http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=sws

I think I'll try to buy some soon just to see.  Cause, you know, you can never have too much yarn to play with.  If it's not right, I'll just have to play with it anyhow.  Darn.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 12:19:25 PM »

the blue in particular makes me think of patons sws,  its incredibly soft to work with and has good stitch definition, and patons sws does come in solid colors now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008 12:43:06 PM »

It could still be a soy/wool but the wool could be a different type. There are many different kinds of sheep and they all feel different.
If it's soft there's several possibilities:
Alpaca
Merino
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angora
Are the more common "wool" or fibers used in that sort of mix. There are tons more though check out the spinning area of the Fiber arts section.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008 12:50:59 PM »

I agree that it looks a lot like Patons SWS - soy/wool
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008 04:48:11 PM »

I'm going to order some SWS (in different colors, but that shouldn't change the texture) to see if it's the same.  I'll let you all know!!!

I wish we all had computers that would let us feel the texture of things.  Like Emeril's smell-o-vision.

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