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