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« on: June 06, 2006 03:15:49 PM »

Has anyone here used or heard things about Knitpicks Main Line? I'm considering using it for a sweater, since I'm afraid that an all-wool yarn might be too warm for me (I overheat easily). Any opinions you have about the yarn would be most welcome to hear. Smiley

« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006 07:44:57 PM »

I just used that yarn for SnB HH fat bottomed bag.  I love it as a cotton/merino mix and it would be gorgeous for a sweater!  It's very and nice to work with.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006 04:25:39 AM »

I'm making Knitty's "T Twist Tee" with this yarn right now and I like it. I googled the yarn before I bought it and read other positive reviews of it which I'm having trouble finding to share here. I don't have that much experience knitting with cotton to compare it to, but so far this yarn looks and feels great. The color I picked is the reddish "cake" one, which is pretty much burgandy in person. Basically what I expected.
Pattern: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTttwist.html
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006 01:26:37 PM »

Thanks, you two. I'll try doing a Google search for the yarn, too. I'll eventually have a finished object post to share. Smiley

« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006 02:28:37 PM »

an alternative to main line would be brown sheep cotton fleece, which is 80% cotton 20% wool and is wonderful - and cheaper.  Cotton fleece is 8.00 for 200 yards on yarn.com (and on ebay you can actually get it for less) and main line is 3.29 for only 82 yards.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006 02:45:15 PM »

Ah yes, but I believe brown sheep cotton fleece is a smaller gauge...
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006 03:24:41 PM »

Actually, if you compare the Cotton Fleece with Main Line in a dollars per yard sort of way, you find that Cotton Fleece is 4 cents per yard, even, and Main Line is only more expensive by one ten thousandth of a dollar. So they're approximately the same price.

It's nice to know a decent and cheap cotton/wool blend exists in a double knit weight, though. Thanks, MedNewbie!

Aunt Suzi
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2006 09:23:18 AM »

I bought some in the lavender color but haven't used it yet.  It feels like it will be really nice to knit with--lighter weight (I mean in terms of weight in the hands, rather than warmth) than 100% cotton, very soft.

However, I bought it for a sweater for my sister that we wanted to be a little dressy--and the description for main line says it's "dressier."  Not really.  I would say it's great for a casual sweater,  but not dressy.  So we bought something else.

So now I have a wonderful pile of lavender main line and wondering what to make with it.....

« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2006 05:54:54 PM »

I'm using it right now, in the Red Velvet Cake color (mentioned by MaidelMaid above).  I like the feel of it, and it's easy to work with, but it fuzzes up and pills a lot.  I was wearing a black t-shirt while I was knitting it, and I came away with tons of red fuzz on it.  Just FYI. 

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