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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 09/14/2011 :  6:12:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This week I received some new sample yarns from Westminster Fibers. The box included several yarns from the SMC label, and I confess I had no idea what that was. Innately suspicious, I went online to try and figure out who this interloper was. Well, turns out it's actually the fancypants name for the Schachenmayr folks - and they actually have a much longer, richer history than even I imagined. Which just goes to show...don't judge a skein by its label.

Anyway, one skein in particular jumped out at me. It was a rich brown but with a silky sparkle to it, nice and round like fresh spaghetti, made from a knitted tube. I've seen lots of knitted tube yarns, some with cashmere and angora, others with alpaca, but I don't recall many with silk.

Thus, I embarked this week on a review of this intriguing yarn. Enjoy!

Clara
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romidesigns
Warming Up

USA
93 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2011 :  12:06:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit romidesigns's Homepage Send romidesigns a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just love your reviews, Clara. Thank you! :)
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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 09/15/2011 :  12:30:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote


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Susan Ferguson
New Pal

Canada
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Posted - 09/16/2011 :  05:49:55 AM  Show Profile Send Susan Ferguson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really wish when contributors talk about needle size they would use metric/english/US sizes since there is an international following here & I am frustrated to have to find my conversion chart to translate waht was used.
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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 09/16/2011 :  10:00:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh Susan I am so sorry. The last thing I want is for you to have to rifle through your conversion chart every time you read a review. I'll make sure to be more mindful of this moving forward.

Clara
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katiebird
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 10/06/2011 :  06:51:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit katiebird's Homepage Send katiebird a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That mythical cardigan you mention today .... you don't happen to have a pattern in mind, do you? (dreaming of the exact same thing)
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