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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  06:49:00 AM  Show Profile Send peggy35 a Private Message
Can anyone give me fedback about the performance of this yarn? I just purchased some from Elann, but have since come across some posts that indicate it felts easily. I would like to do a cable pattern with it. It is soft, but is it too delicate? Thanks!

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Posted - 05/14/2005 :  07:34:41 AM  Show Profile Send RachelKnitter a Private Message
I think it would cable nicely. It does, however, break easily when seaming. I highly recommend using another yarn for seaming the project.

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Posted - 05/16/2005 :  8:56:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message
I'm using the Aran weight for cables at the moment; no problem with it.

ALL wool will felt if it is not treated to make it machine washable. Jo Sharp does not treat any of her wool so it will felt. That just means always hand wash gently, never put it in the washing machine.


2005 stats: 7 FO, 9 WIP, 1 frogpond.
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Posted - 05/22/2005 :  01:02:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit tipper's Homepage Send tipper a Private Message
I just seamed a cardigan using the yarn and didn't have any problems with breakage, so your mileage may vary there.

My cardigan also contained cables, which, unfortuanately, don't really pop. They're small cables, so that might be a part of it, but the tweediness and the softness of then yarn mean that they're not as crisp as they could be. - finished pic of my cardigan - Daily Fiber Therapy - Scarf Style Knit-Along
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