Yarn Profile: Great Adirondack Fluff
Fluff is hand-dyed with rich, deep colors that flow seamlessly from one to another with no "whoops" spots of undyed yarn or overdyed bloches. The color saturation is full, and the subtleties are truly eye-catching.
The yarn is composed of a silky core with strands of "fluff" protruding at even intervals. The rayon core provides strength and a heavy, relaxed drape, while the strands conceal this core and give the illusion of fluff. The yarn feels soft and cool against skin.
Although the fluff strands look like they're precariously attached to the yarn, I didn't lose a single one during the course of the review. There was no shedding whatsoever.
One caveat: As you may guess from the above photos, it's extremely difficult to track your stitches once you've made them. Keep your work loose, stay at a medium pace, and you'll stand a chance of avoiding dropped stitches and/or figuring out where they went.
Blocking / Washing
When I removed the swatches from the water, they looked like drowned rats. I seriously doubted they'd ever recover.
The swatches took a long time to dry. When they did, they looked surprisingly similar to the unwashed swatches. All I noticed was a subtle loss in sheen.
I guess my recommendation would be to go as long as you possibly can without washing Fluff. When you do, use only the smallest amount of soap, keep agitation to a minimum, and remember the fabric softener.
You can knit up an entire scarf in just a few hours, with exquisite results that conceal the underlying simplicity of the project.Talk about this yarn in our forums
Previous Reader Comments
"Thanks for the recommendation! Since trying Fluff, I have gone back to my local shop for more scarf-type yarns and I've rediscovered my love of knitting." cterrone, 8/3/2001
"I'd like to know exactly the size of the scarf that one skein of Fluff made. It looks like fun yarn but at that price, I'mabit cautious!" acdavis, 7/9/2001
Excellent question! My scarf measured approximately 3 1/2" wide by 50" long. Because the fluff adds even more volume than this, if the scarf were any wider or longer it would almost be too much around your neck. - Clara
"Looking forward to trying this idea with some unusual yarns already in my stash. Could also make an interesting triangle-shaped scarf I would suppose." jfagan, 7/8/2001
"I recently bought some Fluff when I was in Chicago--it is the MOST sensuous yarn I have knitted with. The color I used was Cancun--simply gorgeous in a very long scarf. I can't wait to wear it with my eggplant wool coat this winter." zknits, 7/7/2001
"I bought some fluff when i first got back into knitting. I knit pretty much in a vacuum - at least, I did back when I bought this stuff. No advice, no idea what size needles or how many stitches to begin a scarf with so (who would believe 13 would make a perfect width scarf)I raveled that scarff 2 times before it was finished and it made the lovely long silky hairs look curly instead of lying flat. I actually liked the curly look, though it was not quite as fabulously silky as before the kinks. It's a great winter scarf and has held up well for 2 winters. I haven't washed it yet because it hasn't really gotten dirty." Bess, 7/07/2001
Great Adirondack Yarn Co.
Average retail price
$29.99 / skein
Where to Buy Online
Lamb's Ear Yarn: Roxi Willoughby will include a free scarf pattern with your purchase! Just mention it when you order.
Weight/Yardage per Skein
Country of Origin
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Hand-wash, rinse with fabric softener