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« on: February 14, 2009 02:04:25 PM »

i just wanted to know what peoples personal favorite brand of yarn is. i know this is kinda a broad question because of all the different projects that use yarn, but id really just like to hear what others found the best.

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009 06:20:12 PM »

As someone who is new to crochet, I am curious about this as well. I'd really like to expand my yarn collection and learn more about yarn.

My current favorites are:
Lily-Sugar n' Cream
and Lion's (newly re-released) Cotton Ease

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009 06:33:27 PM »

Good ol' red heart acrylic and SUgar & cream cotton yarn are my favorites.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009 04:09:16 PM »

I like Caron Simply Soft and TLC Essentials.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009 06:34:27 PM »

I use a ridiculous amount of Bernat yarn. 

Baby Co-ordinates for baby blankets (double stranded, normally)
Satin for adult blankets and other things
Handicrafter Cotton for dishcloths
Soft Boucle for various things

I used to use a lot of Softee Chunky but it seems I'm allergic to it.  Not that that has stopped me from using it, I just use it less and with gloves on. ^_-


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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009 06:50:30 PM »

I like Lily sugar and cream cotton yarn, especially for dish/wash cloths. 

I have a new found love for Red Heart, I was skeptical the first time I used it, but once I washed and dried it, it was fine.

I'm not a fan of Caron, I find that to use it I have to double strand it to get it to do what I want.  Altho I'm currently using 'pound' yarn by Caron and double stranding it and it's seeming a tad thick.......so I'm see sawing on the love/hate relationship I have with Caron.


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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009 03:47:38 AM »

It depends on what I am making... I do mostly stuffed stuff so it's good ol' Red Heart Super Saver...
Since I design for Caron as well I use a lot of their Simply Soft.  I absolutely love their new Eco line.  I think it works up as a more true worsted... and it isn't as slimy for lack of better words.  I am planning on using some of it to make some stuff for my website.  I have a box of it in the craft room with my site's name on it... I love the colors it comes in!

I don't make sweaters... and for blankets I find that once again good ol Red Heart SS withstands the wash much better than other regular worsteds...


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