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SweetGeorgia - Tough Love Sock Party of Five Mini-Skein Set
A Great Yarn Set 5 out of 5 stars
I love Tough Love Sock yarn. It's about the only yarn I use for socks because I put holes into socks made with other yarns so quickly, and socks I make using this yarn lasts so much longer. Party of Five mini skeins are a lot of fun. It's a great way to get several matching colors for a colorwork project. I love how we get to use our own creativity to add color to a project deliberately, rather than let the skein dictate the color like when knitting with variegated yarns - which certainly have their place. The sky's the limit here - I took a single-colored cowl project and combined color blocking and stripe techniques to get something I love to look at and love to wear.
By marybeshaw on Dec 04, 2018 No comments on this review yet.
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Madelinetosh - Twist Light
A good workhorse yarn 4 out of 5 stars
This yarn is really nice. It is worsted spun and plied, which is different than a lot of other madelinetosh yarns other yarns are woolen-spun. Also, there is nylon in this yarn which extends the life of my projects. My finished project turned out a little more... formal than a woolen-spun yarn would have. In a good way. I love its stitch definition for cables and lace. I got tanzanite - a limited edition colorway - and I liked it.
By marybeshaw on Dec 04, 2018 No comments on this review yet.
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Jimmy Beans Wool - Micro-Brewed Stash Club
Unique and interesting yarns 4 out of 5 stars
I am always excited to get my micro-brew shipment. In 2017 they came with project bags. In 2018 they came in nicer boxes with coasters. One time some soap came with it, that was cool. And sometimes there is a free or discounted pattern supplied by the dyer. The extras don’t mean so much to me. The yarns, they are always interesting. I have made a lot of different things with them: socks, cowls, shawls, hats, and gloves/mitts. I am almost always able to make something fun from the yarns. It is truly a variety... sometimes semisolid, other times speckled, or highly variegated, or slightly variegated. I enjoy the surprise and the challenge of using so many different yarns. I have never gotten something I absolutely hated. More often than not, I love it. There is also a Ravelry thread where people post things they are making, photos of the yarn, swap offers, etc. I kind of wish the things included had more value than just coasters.. next year,. stitch markers and other notions would be awesome. All in all, it is a pretty good program.
By marybeshaw on Nov 09, 2018 13 found this review helpful
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Lorna's Laces - Shepherd Worsted
Pretty, I made a pattern for it. 4 out of 5 stars
I made a pattern using this yarn. It was nice to knit with it, except that at a few points it seemed a bit under-spun and split easily. https://www.instructables.com/id/Cute-Knitted-Hat-in-Diagonal-Half-Linen-Stitch/
By marybeshaw on Dec 12, 2017 9 found this review helpful
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Plymouth Yarn - Worsted Merino Superwash
5 out of 5 stars
By marybeshaw on Dec 16, 2015 56 found this review helpful
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Plymouth Yarn - Worsted Merino Superwash
Makes my knitting look better! 5 out of 5 stars
I love this yarn. I used it in my TKGA master knitter submission swatches. It made my stitches look more even than other yarns I tried, and felt really good in my hands. Stockinette edges have a tendency to curl, but most yarns do that which is why we usually use ribbing or garter stitch in our edgings. I also made some hats with this yarn. They turned out very nice and quite warm. The resulting fabric is beautiful and holds a shape well no slouching, like alpaca. It also has incredible stitch definition and is perfect for cables or gansey patterns.
By marybeshaw on Dec 14, 2015 50 found this review helpful
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