Friday, October 14, 2011

I Love Yarn Day!

Hey there, fiberistas!  It's I love YARN DAY!  To celebrate, I thought I'd ask my readers to share their favorite yarns to work with!  Maybe it will inspire other knitters or crocheters to try new yarns!

Here are some of my faves: (The listed yarns aren't necessarily my favorite in that category - just one of my faves that comes to mind.  I guess it really depends on the project.)

Thread - DMC Cebelia Crochet Cotton
Cobweb - (Never used a cobweb yarn)
Lace 2-ply - Wollmeise Lace Garn
Light Fingering 3-ply - Mallabrigo Sock
Fingering 4-ply - Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin
Sport 5-ply - Mad Tosh Pashmina
DK 8-ply - Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK
Worsted 10-ply - Cascade 220 (solids, heathers, or paints)
Aran 10-ply - Noro Silk Garden
Bulky 12-ply - (Lion Brand Yarn) Martha Stewart Crafts Alpaca Blend
Super Bulky -  Farmhouse Yarns I Am Allergic to Wool

My favorite wt to work with is either light fingering or fingering wt.

So leave me a message!  Tell me which weight you like to work with.  -What yarns are your faves and why. I'm excited to hear about a lot of yarns I've yet to try!!



  1. I like to work with fingering weights.
    Current faves: Malabrigo Sock, Gothsocks, Apothecary Yarn, and String Theory Caper Sock.

  2. Nubsmom - Every is talking about String and Theory yarns and I've never tried it! I'll have to give it a whirl soon!! :)

  3. String Theory is awesome. Caper sock was the first yarn from Cookie A's sock club this year and it is so soft it almost knits itself. I've washed and dried my socks and they still look great--not that I recommend doing that. ;-)

  4. Nubsmom - can u tell I've not had my coffee yet? LOL! I cannot type! I'll definitely take a peek at String Theory yarns!

  5. I like worsted and fingering, I am currently loving cascade 220.

  6. I'm a fan of M.Tosh and my own handspun. Any yarn that has cashmere is great.

  7. My current favorites right now are Eco Cloud from Cascade (Bulky), Heritage Sock from Cascade, Madeline Tosh Chunky and almost anything from Artfibers in San Francisco. Indie dyers - I love Quo Vadis bamboo sock yarn because they're eco-friendly and a joy to knit.


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