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 Review by: AddieElizabeth     (read AddieElizabeth's other reviews) May 14, 2012 
 Rating: 4 out of 5 (4 out of 5)
I really enjoyed working with this yarn. As some reviewers have said, it has its quirks, but I have learned to appreciate some of them. A few commented on the texture- while I admit it's different, I like that it is soft and don't mind the slight waxiness. In fact, if you use a loose enough gauge, it works exceedingly well. Another complaint is that the colors are not consistent within the skein. I have purchased several colors, and while in the paler yarns the variation is not as noticeable (in fact I think it adds a little depth), in the deeper colors (like raspberry) it definitely gives it a faded, worn look. Again, this is not necessarily a bad thing; I've had people who absolutely LOVED the effect. Finally, the last point of contention is the weight of the yarn; although this is not advertised as a thick-and-thin yarn, the width of the ply can alter drastically. In some areas it can be almost lace weight, and in some it nearly reaches worsted; however these areas are brief and not terribly frequent (occurring only a few times per skein). This was the biggest negative for me, but overall it isn't a huge problem. If you're unsure of whether you'd like working with it, I'd suggest buying one skein in a medium color (so you get the variation, but not too much), and making a small project to start. You might hate it, or it might become your new favorite yarn. As I said; it takes the right kind of person to love its quirks!
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