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[Knitting] What kind of yarn do you prefer to knit mostly?

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Post time: 2017-8-29 01:14
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I love knitting merino wool and cotton wool. Merino wool is smooth and not itchy. Also I like kasmire and alpaka silk.
Post time: 2018-1-30 07:39
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I like all natural fibres if the intended use warrants it.  For example I would never knit for a baby in wool, because you are forever washing it.  I'd use acrylic because it can take the washing punishment, and not many new moms have the time to hand wash/lay flat to dry.  I know I didn't.  I appreciated wash and wear.  I know a lot of natural fibres come in 'superwash' but you still have treat them with more care.  
I like to use the appropriate fibre for the project.  I love a summer shell knit up in linnen or cotton.  A ski sweater in wool is just cuddly.

Who am I kidding...I love all yarn...
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Post time: 2017-9-16 05:26
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Edited by DehbiK at 2017-9-16 05:29

I like to knit with many different types of yarns.  Weight-wise and lately it's been fingering weight - I've been knitting shawls.  But I also use a lot of worsted and DK weight.  Fiber content-wise I like merino, bamboo, silk, and cotton blends.  I gave up on most cashmere yarns because they are too expensive and most weights pill, which is a nuisance.  Right now I am knitting a shawl of a linen/modal blend.  It will get softer with each washing so as soon as it is off the needles, which will be in another row or two, I'll wash it!
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Post time: 2018-1-31 02:10
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I like working with cotton the most. I also like to work with cotton/acrylic blends (most 50/50 or 60/40) and bamboo blends.

I am allergic to wool (though I did play around with felting), not to mention we have a moth infestation no matter what I do or how I clean (we probably bring the moths back from the shop with produce) so I don't work with wool.

Recently I tried knitting alpaca, and boy, was it silky! But the hairs were pretty annoying when they separated from the yarn, so... I am sticking to cotton. And bamboo.

Seriously, bamboo yarn feels like silk. I am loving it.
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Post time: 2018-3-29 05:28
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toomuchreading 2018-1-30 07:39
I like all natural fibres if the intended use warrants it.  For example I would never knit for a bab ...


It depends on what weave, but personally I like more cotton for summer clothes and wool or acrylic for winter clothes. But I think that goes in how each one weaves and the things that he likes to do
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Post time: 2017-9-6 14:25
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I too like Merino wool and silk. It all depends on what I am about to do though.
For my amigurumis I mostly use Catania cotton yarn and it's really beautiful to the touch.
Some works are better done with baby yarn which is definitely the most lovely to knit and crochet with.
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Post time: 2017-9-14 11:13
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I love merino wool and baby alpaca.  And lately, I've started using CoBaSi for summer-weight socks - it's got elastic in it, and it wears like iron.  Even my better half hasn't been able to wear holes in socks made from CoBaSi.  
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Post time: 2018-4-1 15:26
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I like to use wool or a mix of wool and another natural fibre. I never use acrylic and I don't enjoy knitting with cotton or ramie. You can get superwash wool to use for babies. Acrylic is not nearly as good a fibre for insulation.
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Post time: 2018-1-9 02:38
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Merino and all merino blands with alpaca, silk or cashmere for winter, and for summer cotton and blands with silk, bamboo or linen.
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Post time: 2017-12-20 21:15
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А я чаще всего использую карачаевскую пряжу, дешево и сердито, и детскую новинку от "пехорки, т.к люблю большие игрушки.
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Post time: 2017-8-29 03:08
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I crochet only but my faves are same as you - merino, and cotton, and cashmere! Ahhh the touch of cashmere is just a pure bliss!!
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Post time: 2017-8-31 04:49
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Wool is my favorite...nice definition.  Mercerized cotton yarn for washclothes!
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Post time: 2017-9-2 03:41
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Os fios que mais gosto de trabalhar sao 100% algodao
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Post time: 2017-9-5 02:32
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Merino, merino mixes with silk or cashmere, alpaca
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Post time: 2017-9-5 10:16
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I can't say that I have a favorite. I don't often get really nice yarns and when I do, I don't know what to do with them.
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Post time: 2017-9-15 21:34
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sounds like expensive wool
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