All reviews written by: Henriette2013

     
 Smooshy and squishy 1 of 3 
 Review by: Henriette2013 Feb 05, 2013 
 Rating: 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Malabrigo - Twist
I very much enjoyed knitting with this yarn. It is very squooshy and the Applewood colourway is divine: pink and brown and even what seems to be almost lavender hints here and there. So, almost neutral without being a neutral. I made a hat with it bc I was warned it would pill with friction. I've been wearing the hat several times/ week for months and it still looks like new.
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 Softy McSofterson 2 of 3 
 Review by: Henriette2013 Feb 05, 2013 
 Rating: 4 out of 5 (4 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Cascade - Baby Alpaca Chunky
This yarn is like knitting with a soft, fluffy, clawless kitten. I made a cowl with it and it's great because it's both warm and not in the least bit itchy against my sensitive neck. Granted, it does leave fluff on my black coat but its a small price to pay for such softness. I'm a relatively new knitter and was a bit surprised by the lack of springiness to this yarn. But, I enjoyed knitting with it.
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 Gorgeous but slight pill & halo 3 of 3 
 Review by: Henriette2013 Dec 19, 2012 
 Rating: 4 out of 5 (4 out of 5)
 Product reviewed: Malabrigo - Rios
The softness of this yarn is heavenly it definitely feels better than what you'd imagine of superwash. Even better, in my opinion, are the variety of exquisit colours! I used Pearl Ten for my last project and in some lights it looks blue-ish purple, in other lights it looks black and it often looks gray... perfect colourway for my boyfriend who's pretty conservative in the colours he likes to wear. The only downside that I've discovered thus far is that there's a slight pilling and fuzzing effect. I've read that the softer the yarn, the more quickly it'll pill so I guess that's just part & package of having such a squishy, soft yarn. I'd use it more for items that don't see a lot of friction like hats & scarves or where you mightn't mind some fuzzing or pilling like mittens rather than something like a sweater.
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