Muench Touch Me Yarn - 3600 - Bold Red (Stitch Red) Reviews

Muench Touch Me Yarn - 3600 - Bold Red (Stitch Red)
3600 - Bold Red (Stitch Red) shown $16.95
A plush, microfiber chenille you won't be able to keep your fingers from feeling, it is no wonder they call it Touch Me! This luxuriously scrumptious yarn is ideal for dressy scarves, classy cowls, stylish slouch hats and so much more!

Muench has agreed to contribute a minimum of 5% of their gross profits from the sale of their Stitch Red product (3600-Bold Red) to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth® and women's heart health education and research.

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Product Information (for 3600 - Bold Red (Stitch Red))

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4.5
Physical Weight:
50g  (view more)
Primary Fiber:
Viscose  (view more)
Specific Fiber:
72% Viscose, 28% New Wool
US Needle:
8
Washing Instructions:
Dry Clean  (view more)
Weight:
Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in)  (view more)
Yardage:
61    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
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Overall Touch Me Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (4.9 based on 13 reviews)
Delicious Yarn 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I've knit with yarns that worm before, and this is the best behaved, following Sally Melville's instructions for her minimal scarf to the letter.  Knit on 8's, I had virtually no worming.  I did tack the ends in with needle and thread after felting, and I did wash and dry the finished scarf as Sally instructs.  The result is absolutely yummy, and because Touch Me colors are so gorgeous, this would make a special gift for anyone and well worth the price of the yarn.
By KarenL on Apr 17, 2006      (read KarenL's 2 other reviews) 4 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Touch Me Punish Me Rip Me Love Me 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I knit the "Minimum Scarf" from Sally Melville's Knit 1 Book.  Initially I thought this would be a quickie easy project--but soon I was calling it the "scarf from hell."  I had an extremely hard time getting and keeping a consistent gauge--much muttering and tinking.  However, once I got my groove on this yarn was a total pleasure to knit with and once it was processed it created an unbelievably luxurious fabric.  A sensual delight.  I machine washed it on warm and dried it on warm--magical! 
By katrog on Sep 11, 2005      (read katrog's 12 other reviews) 3 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Soft and Shiny 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I've made a couple of scarves and 1 hat from this yarn. it's definitely a little tricky to knit with, but once you figure out how to handle it, it becomes worth it! I learned that it's better to use a smaller needles, as opposed to a larger one. Personally, i won't use larger than a US 10.5. I also try really hard not to handle the garment too much while i'm knitting... that seems to reduce the 'worming.' Finally, when i finished, i sewed in the ends but didn't cut them (i did that after felting). Then, i put the scarf (or hat) in the washing machine with towels and on the hot/hot cycle. I DID NOT put it in the DRYER. when i took it out of the washing machine, it looked like a wet dog - and took about 2 days to dry. the sheen returned after it completely dryed - and got silkier with age and handling!
By lauraneitzel on May 04, 2005      (read lauraneitzel's 104 other reviews) 3 out of 4 found this review helpful
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