This yarn tops my list for unique color, dye work and knittability. Madelinetosh gives great stitch definition, works well in the hand and colors never pool harshly. The yarn also behaves well if one has to rip out and re-knit. No pilling after wearing an item and it blocks well. Knit just once with this yarn and you will be hooked!
Extremely soft yarn to work with. Save this for your cuddly, drapy-soft projects that you want warmth from. The yarn has a slight sheen which is very attractive in the finished projects. So far I have made two large cowls from this and it is wearing well. Like all soft yarns it will bloom and throw some fuzzies but it has been tolerable I have had pure alpacas shed worse than this yarn will ever do.
Some of the most delicious yarn I've had the pleasure of knitting with Pashimina makes wonderful shawls and keeps one warm without added weight. Colors offered are another bonus with this yarn. I like this yarn better than cashmere for scarves.
This is some of the best hat yarn I've used. I have loose tension and put it on a size 11 needle to produce a watch cap that is wind-tight and heavy-duty for serious beach-combing on the cold Oregon beaches. One skein makes a watch cap with a golf-ball size bit left over. The yarn is wonderful to watch unfold its colors too. Great super-chunky yarn!
This yarn is one of my favorites for making baby items--it's soft and durable for use with little ones. I have had no problems with washing it following the label instructions and it holds its colors well through repeated washings. It shows stitch patterns very well, too.
Hands down, my favorite sock yarn for color variety and ability to hold colors well after repeated washings. I always turn to this sock yarn for making gift socks because I know the socks will hold up well and be enjoyed for many years with normal care.
Super soft worsted yarn, yet holds up well for knitting patterns like cable. Colors are hard to beat, especially variety. I use one skein of this yarn to make a pair of boot socks for myself. They wash in the machine like a charm and I dry them flat.
I made a pair of watchcaps out of two skeins of this yarn because I wanted a heavy, windproof yarn that would hold in the warmth. Did I ever get it! The yarn is soft, not scratchy on the head and keeps out the sharpest and coldest wind Oregon had to offer on the coast. Knits up VERY fast and on a size smaller needle than the yarn called for, makes a tight, snug fabric. Very good selection of colors, though like any hand-dyed yarn, varies from skein to skein, sometimes quite a bit. But it's a wonderful, super-bulky yarn to work with for winter accessories. I will definitely be buying more of this yarn.