All Reviews Written by "Madeleine Ballard"

Cascade - Pacific Bulky
5 out of 5 stars
A soft, not shiny, super bulky yarn for anything fast. I made the November Cabled Hat Ravelry.
By Madeleine Ballard on Feb 05, 2017 9 out of 14 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Pure Alpaca
Soft and warm 5 out of 5 stars
Nice drape. Love it for cowls and scarves.
By Madeleine Ballard on Dec 08, 2016 9 out of 16 found this review helpful
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James C. Brett - Marble Chunky
5 out of 5 stars
Soft, washable, interesting color changes. I made a cowl and I'm starting a blanket. Good for gifts and people who can't wear wool. It has a unique look not really shiny bur almost luminous.
By Madeleine Ballard on May 09, 2016 9 out of 16 found this review helpful
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Juniper Moon Farm - Moonshine
Very soft 5 out of 5 stars
Moonshine is a very soft yarn. It has a nice drape and a slight halo. Nice for longer cowls, scarves, shawls.
By Madeleine Ballard on Apr 13, 2016 8 out of 15 found this review helpful
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Brown Sheep - Lamb's Pride Worsted
Warm 5 out of 5 stars
This is my favorite yarn for winter hats. I use a smaller needle to get a denser fabric and it holds its shape really well. I thought it might be scratchy the first time I touched it, but it softens up a lot.
By Madeleine Ballard on Mar 11, 2016 15 out of 54 found this review helpful
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Crystal Palace - Mini Mochi
Great for entrelac or mitered pattern 5 out of 5 stars
as well as ripples or striping patterns. Very soft with eeally beautiful color combinations. I've used it for shawls mostly. This yarn really grows when you block it so you might block a swatch or make something a little smaller.
By Madeleine Ballard on Jul 11, 2015 42 out of 82 found this review helpful
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Misti Alpaca - Tonos Pima Silk
Soft 5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful tonal colors with subtle shades and lovely soft drape. I used it for a little lacy shawl and it blocked out beautifully.
By Madeleine Ballard on Mar 15, 2015 18 out of 43 found this review helpful
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Plymouth - Worsted Merino Superwash
5 out of 5 stars
Very soft and smooth. Good stitch definition. I made a shawl with some lace and it blocked beautifully.
By Madeleine Ballard on Oct 06, 2014 33 out of 78 found this review helpful
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Plymouth - Encore Tweed
I love tweed 5 out of 5 stars
I knitted a cardigan with this yarn about a year ago. It is soft, has a nice drape. There is some openwork in the pattern Cusco by Cheryl Oberle and I blocked it. It has held the openwork nicely and is very comfortable.
By Madeleine Ballard on Apr 19, 2014 52 out of 98 found this review helpful
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Rowan - All Seasons Cotton
Nice blend 5 out of 5 stars
Soft, strong, and dries quickly. I've used it for dish cloths and shopping bags.
By Madeleine Ballard on Feb 23, 2014 53 out of 99 found this review helpful
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