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« on: March 24, 2007 01:51:02 AM »

i was thinking of buying some in that big sale that's on, for a particular project.

but i've never seen it in real life and am leery over how soft/ not soft it is.

can anyone tell me?

« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007 08:23:14 AM »

it is pretty soft, and very fuzzy (mohair content).  we have it at the lys i work at, and people seem tio like it!

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007 08:11:07 PM »

i have used this for a hat and a pair of mittens.  i seem to have an extremely sensitive forehead (it itches easily), and this yarn doesn't itch.  it gets more fuzzy and softer with use.  as far as softness, not the softest yarn EVER, but it is soft enough for me. just bought some of this for a new sweater. definitely a yarn i would use again, imo.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007 09:05:17 PM »

i just bought a bunch of it at the yarn sale you alluded too, i've never seen it in person so this was a good thread to find. I'm hoping its not too terribly fuzzy, i prefer smoother yarns, but at that price i'm sure i'll find plenty to do with it

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007 01:26:18 PM »

I bought some of this from the knithappens sale too. I'm bit a worried though since people are saying that its a bit fuzzy and I was planning to make the cable down raglan. Does this yarn have enough stitch defination for cables or is it better suited for something else?

« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007 01:55:21 PM »

I was wondering how it would work for cables too, irishelf.  I haven't used it, but I think it's a single ply yarn.  Things I've read have suggested plyed yarns for good cable definition, but I'm not sure why.  I'm sure it would work fine, but the cables might not pop as much as they would with a different yarn.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007 07:37:53 PM »

I just got mine, and it is a single ply yarn, adriennec.  Its also pretty soft.  I suppose I should just make a swatch to see how it knits up, but that would require effort  Tongue

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