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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 02/24/2010 :  8:40:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, they've done it. At the January TNNA, Malabrigo unveiled its newest yarn called Twist. Picture a longer-wearing, lower-pill, full-bodied worsted-weight made from the same buttery soft and intensely dyed Merino as in the classic Malabrigo Worsted. It's such a thick, plump yarn that I was worried the stitches wouldn't hold together - that they'd behave rather like giant tubes of spaghetti, only with ply shadows.

But it's lovely, lovely stuff. I invite you to check out the full review.

And has anybody tried Twist yet?

Clara
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4399 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  07:15:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't tried it yet, but I think I need to make a nice, warm hat (not a tam, though!) with it. I love your description of the yarn's construction and the knitted fabric.

Jane

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Coolj
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
428 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  10:41:01 AM  Show Profile Send Coolj a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A friend bought a skein of Twist in Indiecita colorway to use in a hooked rug. (A hooked rug? There has to be a sin in there somewhere!) I tried to buy it from the same shop, but they were sold out. I found it online this morning and ordered two skeins in Indiecita and two in Plena. I have no clue what I'll use the Twist in, but I can finally stop obsessing over them.

I should also say the online pictures don't do justice to Indiecita in person. I haven't seen Plena, but I was intrigued by it.
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Pema
New Pal

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  11:00:42 AM  Show Profile Send Pema a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have just begun reading the reviews, and WOW!! I learned so much about yarn with this one!! Hey, why isn't the article signed? Who wrote it? I'd love to see their names and any other articles or books they wrote as part of these reviews.

Wonderfully informative! thanks!
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jmaggiore2004@yahoo.com
New Pal

1 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  11:30:29 AM  Show Profile Send jmaggiore2004@yahoo.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Clara,
I'm wondering if Malabrigo Twist would be a good choice for the Allegan Cardigan in your latest book. Any other yarn ideas for this project?
Thanks,
Judy
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4399 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  12:50:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pema

I have just begun reading the reviews, and WOW!! I learned so much about yarn with this one!! Hey, why isn't the article signed? Who wrote it? I'd love to see their names and any other articles or books they wrote as part of these reviews.

Wonderfully informative! thanks!

Clara Parkes, our own Head Yarn Whisperer, writes almost every Knitter's Review article (it's her website). She's written many, many articles for magazines and online publications, as well as two of the best books about yarn: The Knitter's Book of Yarn and The Knitter's Book of Wool.

Welcome to Clara's living room the KR Forums, Pema!

Jane

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kkehrig
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Posted - 02/25/2010 :  12:54:11 PM  Show Profile Send kkehrig a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made some fingerless gloves with Twist and they pilled a lot.
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GFTC
Permanent Resident

USA
6331 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  1:02:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit GFTC's Homepage Send GFTC a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think Malabrigo translates to pilling in English. Or maybe shrinking. Or maybe it's like one of those double meaning words like Aloha and means both pilling and shrinking. Yeah, that's it. I won't buy anything that says Malabrigo. Why not? Don't get me started.........

Maybe the Malabrigo Twist is the answer but I'll never know.

I apologize for being negative on the yarn review two weeks in a row. I really do refer back to these reviews quite often and have made good decisions based on the info given.

GFTC of NYC
my knitting photos on Flickr or Ravelry
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rosir
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
442 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  2:20:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit rosir's Homepage Send rosir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well THANK YOU Jane & Clara. I have been so good for almost three months. No new yarn purchases until today. First Jane and her Sundara post on FB, now Clara with yarn I loved, but stopped buying because of limited usefulness. Oh sure, I have Foxfire Sheep Shares and Spirit Trail subscription, and the tail end of Embrace the Lace from Wool Girl, who is closing up her online shop.....boohooo, but still, you know me and yarn. Imagine, I almost made it an entire 3 months. I'm just a weak willed spend thrift, but at least the diet is going well.

Rosi,
who really loves Clara and Jane lots, even though they are evil sirens
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Luann
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USA
2678 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  2:34:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Rosi, that sound you hear is the collective cheering of all yarn sellers around the globe.

And those of us who frequent the stash lounge at the KR Retreat...

Luann

Knit and let knit!
http://www.luannocracy.blogspot.com
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4399 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  3:01:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Atta girl, Rosi!



Jane

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Martheme
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USA
1565 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  4:16:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martheme's Homepage  Send Martheme a Yahoo! Message Send Martheme a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lol! Hanging out at KR and being on a yarn diet is rather like being on a regular diet and deciding to work next door to an Italian bakery. Disaster written all over it.

;) Love you guys!

Margaret

Blog: http://www.afewsheepshyofafarm.com/
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NutmegOwl
Gabber Extraordinaire

582 Posts

Posted - 02/26/2010 :  08:27:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jane, you know where to send all unwanted tams!
And Rosi, you know where all that unloved yarn that's begging for attention belongs ...

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Nutmeg Owl
Quaecumque sunt vera
http://www.owlwaysknitting.wordpress.com
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Clara
queen bee

USA
4406 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2010 :  09:14:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Rosi, I am here to serve.

Clara
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marfa
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USA
2085 Posts

Posted - 02/27/2010 :  4:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

All this talk of the Stash Lounge is making me miss you all!

Martha

http://marfasmewsings.blogspot.com
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