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Clara
queen bee

USA
4406 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  2:02:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is a hard one, but I'm interested in your answers. It's the eternal question: What is your favorite yarn, and why?

Every few years I like to come back to this. Believe it or not, the evolution of your answers offers an uncanny snapshot of where the yarn world is - and I'd really love to know.

If you're like me, you may not have an absolute capital-f "favorite." That's ok. Don't think too hard, just share the first yarn that pops into your mind after reading the question.

Thanks!



Clara
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Shelia
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USA
2367 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  2:54:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shelia's Homepage Send Shelia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Whatever handspun I've finished and have cast on with.

Shelia
www.breezyridgestudio.com
ravelry name - sheliaknits
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LJ
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USA
1940 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  3:27:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cascade 220. Has been for many years.

Linda in Va

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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  3:28:36 PM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting Socks right now with String Theory Caper Sock Hand Dyed Yarn, and really liking how it feels and looks in the one finished sock.

Kristina
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jtamsn
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USA
1688 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  5:05:40 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Plymouth Encore....so versatile, easy to care for , and all those luscious colors!!!!!!
judy
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noallatin
Chatty Knitter

287 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  5:06:36 PM  Show Profile Send noallatin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd have to say Cascade Eco+ . I've made one sweater from it and have enough for a second one.
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technikat
Gabber Extraordinaire

596 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  5:28:11 PM  Show Profile Send technikat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cascade 220 - it's just so useful and available. I love Malabrigo, but as such a soft single it has limited use for me.

My FOs
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Luann
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USA
2678 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  5:55:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
First thing to come to mind is Spirit Trail Sunna.

Knit and let knit!
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ClimberKnits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
559 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  6:05:59 PM  Show Profile Send ClimberKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cascade 220. Also 220 Superwash. Sort of the same, but not really.
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Jane
SustaYning Member

USA
4399 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  6:17:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I second Sunna (add Birte, too ) but the yarn I'm enjoying right now is Brooklyn Tweed LOFT. It's such a pleasure to knit with woolen-spun yarn for a change. I also love the colors that are available. I might knit with this one yarn for most of the year, at the rate I'm going!

Jane

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Patshere
Chatty Knitter

176 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  6:28:04 PM  Show Profile Send Patshere a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Blue Faced Leicester
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kbshee
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USA
4170 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  7:28:34 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Rowan Calmer, r.i.p.

kim in oregon
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Shalee
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USA
2051 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  9:34:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Desert island? Not me. Strand me in Alaska with bags and bags of Jamison & Smith sport weight where I could wear what I make.

Sharon in NW PA
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eldergirl
Permanent Resident

USA
1812 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  10:41:32 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
J&S 2 ply Jumper Yarn.

Fell in love at first sight, and feel, and still love it!

Anna

Life is beautiful.
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PamelaB
Warming Up

82 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  04:21:32 AM  Show Profile Send PamelaB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm on board with Jane, who has posted above - I'm currently in love with Brooklyn Tweed's Loft. Even the color names are charming.

Pamela
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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  05:11:23 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Being on the other side of the world my favourite is one I never see mentioned here except in my own posts. It is Patons Zhivago with Patons Inca coming a close second.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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Judyindiana
New Pal

1 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  06:26:08 AM  Show Profile Send Judyindiana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label for heavenly socks and scarves and her Yellow Label for sweaters that knit up quickly and are beautiful.
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birdgirl
New Pal

7 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  07:02:32 AM  Show Profile Send birdgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cascade eco duo! I fell hard for this mostly alpaca and wool blend. I love it because of the coloring, all natural. The softness, buttery and comforting. I also love the single strand. And last but not least for me is the smell, heavenly:-)
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ellenki
New Pal

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  07:10:47 AM  Show Profile Send ellenki a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Madelyn Tosh ANYTHING - I love all her yarn
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emmyc
Chatty Knitter

USA
215 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  08:08:29 AM  Show Profile Send emmyc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cascade eco 100% baby alpaca, at least till I finish my current project. softest yarn I've every handled. But Spirit trail Sunna and Nona are right up there!

emmyc
winchester ma
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DonnaR
New Pal

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  08:18:35 AM  Show Profile Send DonnaR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Plymouth Jeannee worsted and DK. I live in CA so it is perfect for year round wear.

On Ravelry: daffydowndilly
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