All Reviews Written by "Carol LaBelle"

Knitter's Pride - Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles
Superior needle. 5 out of 5 stars
Use the 40 primarily for knitting in the round Magic Loop method. Especially on socks, booties, anything tubular including whole sweaters. These knitter's Pride Dreamz Fixes Cicular needles are smooth yarn flows easily over the cords and over the joint where the needle points attach. The cord Is often brightly colored and visible so I see the individual stitches clearly. The cord retains a straighter shape and does not coil up very much if at all. I do carefully steam the cord before its usage using the spout of a teapot and holding short sections of the cording taut....carefully keeping hands away from the stream of steam.
By Carol LaBelle on Jan 23, 2018 1 found this review helpful
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Blue Sky Fibers - Brushed Suri
Always a Favorite 5 out of 5 stars
I have made a huge number of scarves from this yarn over a period of more than ten years. I love them myself for their beauty, graceful draping, ease of styling the way they are worn, and always love their utter warmth, and soft tenderness. Naturally, they are my first go-to for every gifting opportunity. Everyone loves them! Lastly, the Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri is wonderful to have in your hands and on your needles. A joy to knit, wear, gift.
By Carol LaBelle on Jan 23, 2018 2 found this review helpful
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Blue Sky Fibers - Blue Sky Bulky
Manly circular neck warmer. 5 out of 5 stars
Truthfully, I never prefer bulky yarns. However, this was soft, worked up very fast,easy to knit. The man who wanted this item loves his finished neck warmer. He reports that it keeps the cold air and wind from blowing down his back and over his chest. It does not itch or scratch... just warmth and softness right up to his ears if he wishes to pull it up a bit. Can scrunch down if that is desired.
By Carol LaBelle on Jan 23, 2018 2 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Cascade 220
Fabulous Yarn 5 out of 5 stars
Soft yarn in beautiful colors. The Grandma blanket was thick, warm and soft using the Churchmouse Big Garter Blocks Throw & Afgan and several matching caps.
By Carol LaBelle on Sep 26, 2012 1 found this review helpful
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Berroco - Comfort Sock
Great Sock Yarn 5 out of 5 stars
The washing and drying ease makes this yarn the perfect gift for everyone you love. The muted mixed colors are elegant and the solids are extremely rich. I made 12 pairs of very low footsie style socks for my two best buddies who will be touring Italy soon. They were wildly delighted with the soft comfort, beautiful colors and the knowledge that the socks will be such easy care even while traveling and a new hotel every few days. Fantastic value and ease in use.
By Carol LaBelle on Jun 28, 2010 2 found this review helpful
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Sock
Fabulous Socks 5 out of 5 stars
I have probably made two dozen pairs of socks using this yarn, number 0 needle, Magic Loop technique, and the 'Knitting Pure & Simple' instructions. They go so quickly and I have gifted them to everyone ʎspecially myself). They wash wonderfully in my small mesh lingerie bag in the washing machine for just a few minutes and air dry atop my table quickly. My oldest pairs look identical to my newly knitted pairs. I have a long but narrow foot and like the small needles and denser thicker sock!
By Carol LaBelle on Apr 08, 2010 3 found this review helpful
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Sock
Impossible to Surpass 5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful yarn and the array of colors is truly a wonder. I have made many pairs of socks for myself, friends, and family. They wear well, hold their shape, and are just perfect.
By Carol LaBelle on Dec 13, 2009 2 found this review helpful
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Knit One, Crochet Too - Ty-Dy Socks
Wonderful for Socks 5 out of 5 stars
Delightful to knit. My socks are lovely, soft, and thick while comfortable in shoes and slippers. They are as nicely shaped in the evening when I take them off as when I first slid them over my feet. I am now making gloves in the same wool and expect the same pleasure with the final result.
By Carol LaBelle on Dec 13, 2009 3 found this review helpful
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Rowan - Pure Wool 4 ply
Smooth, Soft, yet Sturdy 5 out of 5 stars
Good value and nice in hand. Very sturdy while still soft and flexible and shows the stitches and pattern well.
By Carol LaBelle on Dec 13, 2009 7 found this review helpful
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Fiber Trends - Magic Loop
Fantastic Technique 5 out of 5 stars
The Magic Loop technique is simple and almost immediately mastered. The hardest part is the decision to give it a try and then it is off to the races. I cannot say enough about how this technique has increased my desire to knit and even finally love making socks for myself, gloves, booties and just any or items. Any yarn weight knits up so evenly and easily. All of the little needles are replaced by just one simple long flexible needle and stitches are never falling off, no ladders, no tangles. It is a miracle!
By Carol LaBelle on Dec 11, 2009 32 found this review helpful
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