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iowa city, Iowa
1 Posts
  Friday August 18 9:13:52 PM PST
super soft, rich pastel shades. lovely texture and unbeatable price.

Walnut Creek, California
9 Posts
  Wednesday September 27 11:04:33 AM PST
I generally love this company for price and nice offerings, but I have to disagree with the other post about color. Choices look very "crayola-like" - ok for kids clothes.

Warren, Arkansas
6 Posts
  Friday October 13 11:45:26 AM PST
This is a nice squishy DK wool for cheap. It has lovely stitch definition - I've used it for cabling. As far as color goes, there are some loud colors and there are some muted ones, but I wouldn't say all of them are for the kiddies.

Erie, Pennsylvania
2 Posts
  Monday December 11 7:28:31 PM PST
For the price you can't beat it. It's soft, has nice stitch definition, and I don't think the colors are bad. Best endorsement came from my mom, however, when she said "that feels too soft to be wool."

Oakland, California
15 Posts
  Tuesday December 26 5:43:15 PM PST
Very soft, And the price is great. I rather like their saturated colors. I've used this yarn for scarves, hats, and felted bags. It does fuzz/pill easily, so I wouldn't use it for hard-wearing items. A fingerless glove I made from it got really worn pretty fast.

SLC, Utah
6 Posts
  Wednesday January 3 1:52:55 PM PST
I bought several colors of this yarn. The colors are in fact very bright and highly saturated. I think the issue with the color is that they are terribly misrepresented on the KnitPicks web site. They are in fact what you see in the swatch card here on the Yarndex site which is not available online at KnitPick, you have to purchase it and that really is the only way you would be able to reliable pick colors for order on this yarn. There are neutrals but NO pastels in this yarn.

SLC, Utah
6 Posts
  Wednesday January 3 1:53:08 PM PST
...I had to return some colors and took my chances with others. I ended up with a lot more colors than I wanted and had to redesign my color scheme for the Jenny cardigan and hat from Jaeger JB29. I decided on this yarn as a more affordable substitute for the Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK. So far, I've knitted up the hat. The yarn certainly feels OK, but is far inferior to the Jaeger Matchmaker Merino or Baby Merino DK. It really is nothing like it. This yarn has sort of a "dry" feel to it when knit up. It's not terribly soft for a merino wool and the colors of course don't lend themselves to same types of projects. You get a much different look with these very bright colors. I'm not sure about the fuzz/pill factor since the hat hasn't been worn yet, but my guess is the potential is there. The price is certainly great on this yarn but I don't think it makes for a suitable substitute for the Jaeger or Debbie Bliss yarns I've used. It's just not in the same ballpark at all.

Gayle J
Nashotah, Wisconsin
4 Posts
  Tuesday January 9 11:27:40 PM PST
I purchased this yarn in the Storm color, and it has bled profusely every single time I have handwashed it - at least 15 times! This yarn does not stay "merino soft" and felts too easily. I used as a substitute for Jarger extrafine - but it is a far inferior yarn. I found it somewhat lifeless and heavy in comparison with the Jaeger.

Ellensburg, Washington
3 Posts
  Wednesday October 17 1:52:45 PM PST
I never thought I could wear wool, but boy I was wrong! I have a close fitting cardigan in this yarn and I love it, great for the chilly job shack where I work:)

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