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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 02/16/2011 :  8:10:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We haven't talked a lot about Prism, the Florida-based hand-dyer that is mostly known for bright novelty yarns. The thing is, the colors (hand-dyed by Laura Militzer Bryant, who has a fine-arts background) really do have depth and nuance to them. Some err on the side of bright and tropical, but hey, she's in Florida. I wish I could be in the sunshine right now too.

Anyway, not only do they offer textured stuff, but they also have a very good line of more classically spun yarns. And that's what I review this week, a super poofy S-on-S cabled Merino called Merino 12--I assume because it's made of 12 strands of two-ply yarn that are all plied together.

Has anyone else tried this one yet? What's your take on the poofy S-on-S cabled yarns in general? Too big? Just right?

Clara
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Milinda
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USA
3817 Posts

Posted - 02/16/2011 :  8:47:28 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't tried this yarn yet but I would give my entire stash for some warm weather. Seriously, I do love merino yarns so this looks interesting to me.

M L
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BlueStocking
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USA
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Posted - 02/17/2011 :  05:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueStocking's Homepage Send BlueStocking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I haven't tried it, but the photo of your swatch had me imagining a quick knit, top-down raglan sweater that would become a favorite, much like a comfy sweatshirt. Only prettier and better.

Jennifer

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kewpiedoll99@yahoo.com
New Pal

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Posted - 02/17/2011 :  08:04:26 AM  Show Profile Send kewpiedoll99@yahoo.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This yarn is beautiful and I want some! As to patterns: May I recommend the cowl I recently designed, available for free on Ravelry? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-wildflowers-cowl

Barclay A. Dunn
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carol@cfmdesigns.net
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 02/17/2011 :  09:25:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit carol@cfmdesigns.net's Homepage Send carol@cfmdesigns.net a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like a good candidate for a brioche stitch watch cap to me.

CFM Designs
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churchlady
Warming Up

Canada
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Posted - 02/17/2011 :  09:31:06 AM  Show Profile Send churchlady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love the way the swatch looks, and the colours are great, but there isn't one named for Marge Simpson's famous bouffant! Looking at my action figures, the Simpsons' colour palette is a bit different from Laura Militzer Bryant's, but just as super-colouriffic as Merino-12's more tropical brights.

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