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jewishfarmer
Warming Up

USA
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Posted - 10/03/2005 :  4:25:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit jewishfarmer's Homepage Send jewishfarmer a Private Message
I was an early malabrigo addict, but don't want to pay retail prices for their worsted, so I recently bought some of the bulky merino for the first time, and am very impressed with it. I swatched and tried to pill, and it really held up pretty well for a merino. And the best thing - one $7 skein makes a pair of mittens! Great colors, as usual (a bit more muted and less variegated than the worsted weight, which is a good thing, IMHO), and so very, very, wonderfully soft.

I love this stuff!

Sharon

Jewishfarmer
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The Irish Ewe
Permanent Resident

USA
1052 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2005 :  07:51:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit The Irish Ewe's Homepage Send The Irish Ewe a Private Message
Ooooo, Malabrigo.... merino.... yummy!!

The Irish Ewe
Norway, Maine
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yferre20
New Pal

36 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2005 :  1:50:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit yferre20's Homepage Send yferre20 a Private Message
Im obsessed with the bulky 6ply as well, and find it softer than the worsted merino
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kknitter
Gabber Extraordinaire

407 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2005 :  05:48:32 AM  Show Profile Send kknitter a Private Message
Hm, I think what kmstew2 calls horribly irregular dyeing is what I LIKE about this yarn. The almost solid color yarns have variances of colors that knit up with subtle variegation. Though I admit, I've bought this yarn in person, not online, so I picked up skeins that matched fairly well for my projects. The variegated skein I bought had great colors with little bleed over between the multiple colors in the skein. Turned into gorgeous fingerless mittens.
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