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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2006 07:50:18 AM »

I love knit picks!  I'm scared to even think how much of salary they get.  I've used shine and shine worsted and they are both great yarns.  I've got some simple stripes to use but I think they are discontinuing that line.  Andean Silk and Andean Treasure are two my favorites.

I've been ordering a lot of their color cards here recently and they have nice color selections.  The yarn colors seem to be complimentary to the other colors for that yarn, which makes it much easier to design a color scheme.

I'm not crazy about their shipping but for the prices I can suck it up. Wink
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ibunnysavetroy
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2006 09:03:26 AM »

theres this seemingly awesome yarn website called knitpicks.com. i've heard others mention it when making things. so i have a question: how is the quality of knitpicks essential or any of their yarns for that matter? thanks for any help at all.
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« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2006 09:39:53 AM »

Knitpicks is great!

I've used the merino style & right now I'm knitting a sweater using the swish superwash & it is *so* soft - I just hope it doesn't go weird after I wash it. I got some of the Essential sock yarn & the colours are great & it feels super super soft but I haven't knit it yet.

it's cheap enough that you can just order a ball or 2 to test it out.
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« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2006 10:22:07 AM »

I have used knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Andean Silk, and Telemark before.  While I like all three, I have to say the Telemark is really, really amazing.  It is the least itchy wool I've ever touched.
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« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2006 10:30:25 AM »

I've used the Bare Merino fingering weight for socks and all I want now is merino! It's supersoft and not at all itchy. Anyone that says wool is itchy, I make them feel my socks!   Cheesy I have the Essentials and it's not as soft as the merino but still really nice. I also have Wool of the Andes Bulky Hand Dye and that's nice too.
I've had other knitters tell me that Knitpicks yarn pills too much, but I've only had pilling on my socks after I've been wearing them all day.  Usually where my shoe rubs on the sock on my heel. I think it's awesome and really affordable. I really want to try their needles next.
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« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2006 10:39:05 AM »

i've used knitpicks essentials, memories, and simple stripes for socks and i love them all. i've also used their shine, and wool of the andes lines for other projects and they've been great. i loooove knitpicks.
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« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2006 10:52:33 AM »

I've combined this thread with about four others on the same topic.  (Please search before you post a topic, by the way, it helps us mods!)  You might consider reading back through the previous few pages of this new super-thread to see what others have said about Knitpicks in the past several years.
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« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2006 10:57:30 AM »

Can't stand Wool of the Andes.  It pills up and looks ratty very quickly and doesn't take well to unraveling if you have to frog a section or reuse your swatch.  The yarn felts to the shaft and looks very sorry.   For an inexpensive basic worsted weight wool, I much prefer elann's Highland Wool.

Andean Silk in the old put ups (the tubular skeins as opposed to their round balls) was stretched out and limp, the balls are *much* better for the yarn.  It's butter soft and very beautiful, but like some folks, I can't abide alpaca against sensitive skin areas, so no matter how luscious it is to knit with (and it is), I can't wear it around my neck or wrists. 
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ibunnysavetroy
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2006 11:39:54 AM »

I've combined this thread with about four others on the same topic.  (Please search before you post a topic, by the way, it helps us mods!)  You might consider reading back through the previous few pages of this new super-thread to see what others have said about Knitpicks in the past several years.
thanks for combining it, (i didn't search b/c my computer doesn't want me too, i've been have diffculties lately)
So appearently, knitpicks is amazing. thats great. i'm so excited i want to buy more yarn now!
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« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2006 11:50:51 AM »

thanks for combining it, (i didn't search b/c my computer doesn't want me too, i've been have diffculties lately)
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