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Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran [Jul. 16th, 2006|10:12 am]
Yarn Critiques


Brand of Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Yarn Content: 55% merino wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere
Recommended Hook/Needle Size: US 8
Hook/Needle Size Used: US 6
Craft: Knit
Experience at Craft: I learned to knit over 10 years ago, but I have been knitting seriously for 4 years.
Pros: Very soft against the skin. Has beautiful color choices, and excellent pattern support from Debbie Bliss herself and from many other designers.
Cons: This yarn wears pretty poorly. I made a sweater with it last year, and it has pilled a lot. It looks really old, but I only wore it for a season. This is really a shame, considering how expensive this yarn can run (over 6 USD per ball, though you can get it cheaper on ebay).
Overall impression: If you have really sensitive skin, this is a good choice. Otherwise, I would pick something less fragile. I am disappointed, because the DB merino yarn was much better wearing. But now this seems to be her main yarn line.

Link to the FO done with this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/quincy134/Photo4.jpg

[User Picture]From: perpet
2006-07-16 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'll keep this in mind when making scarves. Since they won't need as much washing, they may last a bit longer without pilling.
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[User Picture]From: quincy134
2006-07-17 12:40 am (UTC)
I think it would make a really soft scarf. I also think it's not as big a deal if your scarf looks a little worn than if the main part of your outfit looks worn. Additionally, if you choose a cool stitch pattern, that will still pop and look nice.
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