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« on: December 05, 2005 12:08:09 AM »

If you have, how does it wear?  Does it shed or pill much?  I'm thinking of getting a friend to purchase some for me for another lace leaf pullover because the Polar I used is pilling horrendously...
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005 07:33:40 AM »

I have a friend who has some. If I remember correctly it was really soft and she made some mittens for her bf out of it. I will ask her when I talk to her (today or tomorrow) and re-post f she found it pilly, but I remember  the mittens not being pilly at all.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005 07:52:19 AM »

I bought a skein for the purposes of swatching. The yarn is generally soft, but the longer alpaca hairs stick out and can cause irritation. The yarn is well spun, springy without that annoying "coiling" that sometims happens, I got gauge, and the price is right. Blocking did soften the yarn up some. I would definitely buy this to make a garment, but not a scarf because I like my scarves extra soft.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005 09:55:48 AM »

I'm using it right now to make Simply Marilyn from Interweave. I got guage on the suggested needle sizes but did not like how loose the knit was. It is very soft as someone said but the longer fibers poking out are sort of annoying. For the price and nice color I say go for it. If you haven't purchased it by the time I'm done I post what I think of the whole garment after blocking.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2005 11:06:52 AM »

I knit a longish horizontal rib cardigan out of it, and it was fabulous.
Granted, my sweater is a cardigan, so I wear it with a t-shirt, but it's not itchy, the yarn was cheap, and the colours are not nasty-looking, but rather quite soft and pretty.
I say, for the money, you can't go wrong.
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2005 11:18:39 AM »

Cool - thanks all of you.  I think the results you have had coupled with good pricing make it worth investing in and getting shipped to the UK!

Lace leaf number 2, here I come...

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