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Schachenmayr original - Lumio Cotton
1 out of 5
By Leosmom on Mar 29, 2015 No comments on this review yet.
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Swans Island - EcoWash Aran
NOT Aran Weight 3 out of 5
I bought 10 skeins for a project and in person, could immediately see it was thinner than aran. Sure enough, when I knitted a swatch, it knits up like worsted weight at best. and I virtually always knit at gauge So I cannot use them for my project, a really big waste of money. The color I ordered was aubergine, which really had more red undertones than expected, not a true aubergine color. I was looking for a special yarn to make this blanket for my daughter, this just doesn't feel like anything special.
By Leosmom on Mar 25, 2015 No comments on this review yet.
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Schachenmayr original - Lumio Cotton
NOT Aran Weight 1 out of 5
I bought 10 skeins for a project and in person, could immediately see it was thinner than aran. Sure enough, when I knitted a swatch, it knits up like worsted weight at best. and I virtually always knit at gauge So I cannot use them for my project, a really big waste of money. The color I ordered was aubergine, which really had more red undertones than expected, not a true aubergine color. I was looking for a special yarn to make this blanket for my daughter, this just doesn't feel like anything special.
By Leosmom on Mar 25, 2015 No comments on this review yet.
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Schachenmayr original - Lumio Cotton
Frustrating 2 out of 5
I'm having bad yarn luck lately. I'm using the graphite and light gray to knit a bath rug. First skein had a huge knot and several inches of frayed, torn fibre. But more frustrating is that it keeps twisting up on itself. It does it if I knit straight off it as I got it, or when I rewound it into a regular ball. I have to stop constantly and untwist it, not easy with a big ball of bulky. If I let it spin enough to untwist, it becomes a bunch of cotton strands that aren't plied if that's the right word at all. Hard to knit without splitting the strands. The graphite is a nice gray. The 90 gray is light and less blue than appears online. They go together well. The rug will turn out nicely I think, but not fun to do.
By Leosmom on Mar 10, 2015 No comments on this review yet.
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Swans Island - EcoWash Aran
Won't be using it 3 out of 5
So disappointing to get this and see it doesn't look like Aran weight. Sure enough it knits at more like 4=22st on US9s. I have to have the right weight yarn for this big project. It seems like nice yarn, but in my swatch I found the plies can separate a bit. Overall, I'm not impressed. The Aubergine has a slightly less plum color in person, it's a bit more to the red/pink side of purple. A nice enough color, but noticeably different than the photo. I took my own photo for Ravelry and my photo was the exact same color as the one here, so it's odd.
By Leosmom on Mar 04, 2015 5 out of 9 found this review helpful
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Rowan - Silk Twist
So pretty 5 out of 5
I made my husband a beautiful scarf in Ruby. People have complimented him on it and he wears it almost to the exclusion of any other scarf. It does have a little sheen which makes it slightly dressy to me. Very pretty yarn.
By Leosmom on Feb 23, 2014 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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Loop-d-Loop - Fern
Great looking fabric 4 out of 5
I've never used novelty or ribbon yarn, and this is really neat. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, but probably a short sleeved pullover of some kind. A simple garter stitch turned out a nice plushy fabric swatch.
By Leosmom on Mar 15, 2013 6 out of 10 found this review helpful
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Manos Del Uruguay - Silk Blend Multis
Color issues 3 out of 5
I know this is hand-dyed yarn, but I had extreme color variations in a single skein, and it got worse with the second skein. As always, JBW was incredible and offered me new skeins. But I would just warn people to be careful ordering this yarn online if you are using more than one skein. That said, it's beautiful and nice to work with.
By Leosmom on Mar 14, 2013 6 out of 11 found this review helpful
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Knitter's Pride - Knitter's Pride Cords
Great to have 4 out of 5
Great to have these short cables for small projects, avoiding magic loop when possible! I love my Dreamz interchangeables.
By Leosmom on Mar 14, 2013 2 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Stitch Nation - Bamboo Ewe
Stick with the good stuff 3 out of 5
I wanted to try yarn with bamboo fibre, but I should know to stay away from cheaper yarn. The plies split quite a bit and EACH skein was 3.5gr short of 100gr. Annoying! That said, it looks nice knit up into Cream of Spinach scarf and is quite soft. To me, when knit, it almost has the appearance of cotton.
By Leosmom on Mar 02, 2013 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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