All Reviews Written by "Ridley"

Berroco - Blackstone Tweed Chunky
love this yarn 5 out of 5 stars
I just received my order of 16 skeins of this yarn (Steamers color) it is so soft doesn't feel like what I think of tweed type yarns. I bought this for Harwood Coat in Fresh Fashion Knits and it is working up beautifully and is so soft I can see it in a next to the skin garment! I hope all the skeins that have recently been on Woolwatchers (where I got mine) is just to get rid of current stock and doesn't mean JB is no longer going to be carrying this great yarn!
By Ridley on Jul 14, 2011 3 out of 5 found this review helpful
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Malabrigo - Malabrigo Book Series
Good Variety 3 out of 5 stars
I went to the Malabrigo website and looked at the various projects. I only gave it 3 stars because of my taste in knitting. However there is probably something for everyone in this book. There was one particularly beautiful shawl that almost makes me want to knit shawls and buy the book. (If you love shawls and cowls this is probably a worth while buy.) Several pullover sweaters, hats & a darling baby hooded sweater. (makes me wish I had a small one to knit for!ʝisappointed only one cardigan because I seem to be into knitting those more than anything else. I love Malabrigo yarn. I went back and looked again and see a pullover I might like and I could make the shawl for a friend,and the cowl for another friend. can you tell I am talking myself into buying this book!!!
By Ridley on Jun 21, 2011 11 out of 19 found this review helpful
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HiKoo - Simplicity
Nice Yarn especially for the price 5 out of 5 stars
Update to my original review I only have one skein so couldn't do a lot but did swatch and worked some cables.Great definition. I was definitely impressed. Since I only had the one skein I made a scarf for a friends son and both of them loved it. It knits up nicely and is buttery soft next to the skin. I would definitely use this again! I am still hoping they come out with the worsted weight which is better for the sweaters I would knit with it. This yarn proves that you don't necessarily have to spend big money to get quality.
By Ridley on Jun 15, 2011 14 out of 31 found this review helpful
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Cascade - Eco Cloud
Feels luscious 4 out of 5 stars
I ordered a skein of this to see what it was like. I bought a skein of #1804 based on the way it appeared in the Patterns for it on Cascade website, and NOT what it looks like on either JB or Cascade's website showing the yarn. It is a nice neutral light brown like it appears in the patterns and I love it! It feels luscious. I haven't knitted with it yet but as soon as I do I will post more. Some one on Ravelry said it was like Lima but I disagree, I don't like lima, it doesn't show the stitches and it is fuzzy this is not. If it works gauge wise etc I am thinking of it for the Starsky cardigan. Will report back later.
By Ridley on Jun 13, 2011 31 out of 58 found this review helpful
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Interweave Press - Interweave Knits Magazine
Bought this for one pattern 3 out of 5 stars
Ordered this older magazine for the Window Pane coat, but found there are several other patterns I might consider. I now have a subscription for magazine but didn't have this issue. I find that even if there is only one pattern I like all the other info is very helpful.
By Ridley on May 31, 2011 94 out of 120 found this review helpful
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Addi - Addi Lace Needles
Love my addi lace! 5 out of 5 stars
Everytime I buy a set I get an email to review them. They are still my favorite knitting needles. I have a pair of Lana Grossa that I like to use when the Addi are too slippery but still usually reach for these. I like the narrower points and find they work well with whatever I am knitting!
By Ridley on May 31, 2011 0 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Manos Del Uruguay - Maxima Multi
Yardage is 218 5 out of 5 stars
According to the Fairmount Fibers the distributor of Manos yarn Maxima has 218 yards. Are you sure you are talking about the same yarn??
By Ridley on May 26, 2011 31 out of 64 found this review helpful
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Debbie Bliss - Fez
Knits up beautifully 5 out of 5 stars
I am sorry that Debbie Bliss has discontinued this yarn. It knits up beautifully and after blocking it just gets softer to the touch! It makes a wonderful soft and warm sweater. Again too bad it is being discontinued. IMHO too many yarn companies discontinue really nice yarns!
By Ridley on Apr 11, 2011 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Malabrigo - Worsted Merino
My all time favorite 5 out of 5 stars
I have already written one review but now that my coat is almost finished I decided to once again say this is my all time favorite merino worsted yarn! The cables pop, it is such a soft yarn to knit (I have a thing I have to enjoy the feel of the yarn as I knit) it is easy to wind into a ball,& it frogs beautifully! It is a yarn that I can't find a negative thing about. Everytime I go into my LYS people oh&ah over the feel and look of the piece. I am using the color Mineral Red which doesn't look anything like it appears on the monitor it is not red nor pink, leans more to salmon in my estimation. (the girls could probably describe it better) I hope to try the Malabrigo twist soon and I am lusting over the color #436 (if it looks like my monitor) in the Silky Tweed! No I don't work for Malabrigo just haven't found a yarn of theirs that I don't like.
By Ridley on Mar 27, 2011 3 out of 3 found this review helpful
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HiKoo - Simplicity
Feels like butter 4 out of 5 stars
I have to admit I haven't knitted anything with this yarn yet, I bought a skein to try and it feels wonderful. According to Skacel who distributes this yarn they will soon be coming out with a worsted weight which is what I knit with mostly, so when they do & if JBW carries it I will definitely buy some. I have seen some garments made from it on Ravelry and all the comments on the yarn were good. Sure doesn't feel like it has any acrylic in it. I guess I'll have to go make a swatch and than order some. The price is great!
By Ridley on Mar 22, 2011 9 out of 29 found this review helpful
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