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SandyHarsh
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27 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2007 :  10:32:24 AM  Show Profile Send SandyHarsh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I want to make a really nice, warm, soft scarf for my best friend for Christmas. Does anyone have particular favorites for this kind of scarf. I want to use a pattern I found in The Natural Knitter that is knit in k1p1 rib and has a ruffle on each end. The pattern calls for aran weight yarn.

Thanks!

likestoknittoo
Warming Up

86 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2007 :  7:34:34 PM  Show Profile Send likestoknittoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, my all time favorite yarn is Filatura Di Crosa-Zara for sweaters and scarves, however this is a DK weight yarn. It is however extremely soft and a dream to work with and would make a beautiful scarf. You might want to try Debbie Bliss Cashmerino yarn in the aran weight, her yarns are also very beautiful. I have also been told by a super nice fellow forum member that Berroco merino is really a wonderful yarn for a scarf. (I plan on making a scarf from the Berroco myself.) Keep us posted on what yarn you pick and Happy Knitting!
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MindyO
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USA
2493 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2007 :  9:09:34 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love anything alpaca! Blue Sky is one of favorites. I am currently using an awesome wool yarn! It is seriously one of the softest yarns I've felt. It's about a worsted weight, good stitch definition and so soft! But it will felt, she will have to hand wash.I got it from Stonhedge Fiber Mill http://www.stonehedgefibermill.com/yarn.html

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SandyHarsh
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27 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2007 :  08:38:12 AM  Show Profile Send SandyHarsh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the suggestions! I've been contemplating the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, too. I've bookmarked the Stonehedge Fiber Mill site, the yarns are so beautiful!

Sandy
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SandyHarsh
New Pal

27 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2007 :  08:41:22 AM  Show Profile Send SandyHarsh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Has anyone had any experience with the Rowan Cashsoft? I see that it's on sale Jimmy Beans Wool.

Sandy
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elizf
Chatty Knitter

118 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2007 :  10:01:11 AM  Show Profile Send elizf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've bought some Rowan Cashsoft for a scarf/mitten set, but haven't gotten around to knitting it yet (and winter is almost here - yikes!). It certainly feels lovely in the skein...

Liz
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likestoknittoo
Warming Up

86 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2007 :  10:30:12 AM  Show Profile Send likestoknittoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, I purchased for my stash some Rowan Cashsoft DK on ebay quite some time ago in the cream/off-white color. I plan on making the Gatsby Girl Pullover from Interweave Knits with it. It is looks and feels like beautiful yarn, so soft and plush. I like working with fine merino wools, so I am looking forward to working with this yarn.
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hillstreetmama
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USA
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Posted - 11/17/2007 :  07:01:45 AM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've made scarves from the Cashmerino and love it! Now that I think about it, I bought some of the Rowan, too, but need to go hunting for it in my stash.... I'm making a scarf right now with a multi-colored Malabrigo in a cable and lace pattern. It is soooo soft. I need to get it done soon as the first light snow is forecasted next week!

Jan
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CathyAnn
Warming Up

USA
96 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2007 :  10:04:02 PM  Show Profile  Send CathyAnn a Yahoo! Message Send CathyAnn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't know how it compares to the others mentioned here, but I just did one for the Red Scarf Project in Berroco "Ultra Alpaca" (50/50 alpaca & merino)s, and I was "this close" to keeping it for myself. I'll have to make another. I also made a log cabin wrap from "Sol" 100% merino worsted (The Purled Llama Yarn Company), and had enough left over to make a really soft and wonderful scarf for a gift. However, Sol comes in very large hanks (555 yards)--way more than you need for one scarf.

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Kath
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25 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2007 :  08:30:27 AM  Show Profile Send Kath a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm making that scarf with malabrigo worsted weight in olive. I'm just ready to start with the second hank and I think it will be enough. My gauge is always way to big so I'm using size 5 needles. It's looking really pretty and it's super soft. This is my first time using Malabrigo.

Kath
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Lynne_L
Warming Up

82 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2007 :  5:48:07 PM  Show Profile Send Lynne_L a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really like the softness of Malabrigo too. - Lynne

Lynne
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Mocha
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Singapore
2903 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2007 :  11:03:13 PM  Show Profile Send Mocha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sirdar Sublime..
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marjotse
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Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  01:43:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I recently made a scarf with Malabrigo for my husband (there is a picture amongst my photos) and I can not praise this yarn enough for scarves. It's soft and warm and really nice colors. I liked it so much I bought some more for another scarf.

Marjolein

my photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299499@N00/
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Emm
Chatty Knitter

109 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  07:40:24 AM  Show Profile Send Emm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by marjotse

I recently made a scarf with Malabrigo for my husband (there is a picture amongst my photos) and I can not praise this yarn enough for scarves. It's soft and warm and really nice colors. I liked it so much I bought some more for another scarf.

Marjolein


Marjolein,

What was the yarn you made the shifting sands scarf out of? It is gorgeous?
Thanks

Emm
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SandyHarsh
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27 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  09:07:39 AM  Show Profile Send SandyHarsh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm going to definitely check out the Malabrigo!! I love the Sublime as well, it's amazingly soft. Thanks for the recommendations!

Sandy
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marjotse
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Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  09:53:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Emm.
I used malabrigo in the colourway Loro barranquero and I used 2 skeins completely. My husband really likes it and has been wearing it each and every day since he got it.

Marjolein

my photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299499@N00/
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LilyBeth
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378 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  2:34:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit LilyBeth's Homepage Send LilyBeth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't remember the name off the top of my head, but Knit Picks has a 100% baby alpaca in heathered colors that is soft, soft, soft and warm, warm, warm.

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knittingitall
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USA
6 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  2:44:44 PM  Show Profile Send knittingitall a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a newish yarn from Sublime that is made with cashmere, merino wool and silk. It is very soft and knits up beautifully. Alot of customers in my store like it.
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schrafinator
Chatty Knitter

332 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  5:41:20 PM  Show Profile Send schrafinator a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made a keyhole scarf in a seeded rib pattern from Malabrigo in the red Java semi-solid color and it is incredibly soft. The stitch definition is also really good, which is surprising given that it is a single ply.

(I have been reading Clara's book! lol)
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Mocha
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Singapore
2903 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2007 :  7:09:13 PM  Show Profile Send Mocha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knititingitall, yes, Sublime is a luxury line from Sirdar. There is also the angora blend. Heavenly with a bit of mohair look. It *is* amazingly soft and yummy.
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carolbeech
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USA
444 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2007 :  9:06:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit carolbeech's Homepage Send carolbeech a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also love Alpaca for softness. I am knitting a scarf with Misti Baby Alpaca worsted, and I think they have a bulky or chunky weight also. Connie

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