Posted by: trimitup | March 28, 2011

Yarn vs Yarn 2KCBWDAY1

For the first day of blog week we are asked to talk about a favorite yarn and a least favorite yarn.  I love yarn in general so it’s very hard to choose a favorite but I have to say Araucania is a wonderful hand spun yarn to work with.  The colorways are amazing. My knitting friend turned me on to this yarn, since then I have made several projects with it… of them is my latest wrap that I recently finished. (Sorry to those who have seen this pic already) There are tiny beads throughout the wrap.  This yarn it perfect for lace work!

 Another yarn I love is fisherman’s wool by Lion Brand Yarn.  Yes I know it’s a craft yarn but it felts really well, and not too expensive.  When you make a felting project it takes a lot of yarn so I really appreciate this yarn.  The only down side is the limited color choice.

The  acrylic yarn by Carron  is a little too flimsy for a pattern that I designed.  The yarn has a nice sheen to it which I like but is a little limp if you get my drift.  It might be nice for someone just learning how to knit or crochet.

Happy knitting 🙂




  1. I have only used Araucania Ranco for some socks. I loved using it and it was such a great colour. I love the shawl. It is such a great colour.

  2. I, for one, hadn’t seen that picture before. So pretty! It looks like it’s very, very light, and yet super warm. I have some Aurancania in my stash… Maybe it’s time to break it out.

  3. Araucania is gorgeous yarn, and I’ve used Copihue once on a cowl. Lovely stuff. But hey, Fisherman’s Wool is an amazing work horse yarn. It gets softer after each wash and you get so much of the stuff in one skein. High end, low end, it doesn’t matter to me!

  4. I agree with you about Fisherman’s Wool being a good price for feltable wool. I have never felted before, but when I do, this is what I am going to use.

    However, you can always dye the Fisherman’s Wool. That was my first Kool-Aid dye wool and it takes the color really well! And with the muted natural colors of tan and brown that they had, you could make some really beautiful, muted colors. If you prefer brighter colors, just use the creamy white color they have. Just a thought as you said that was the one downfall!

    • What a great idea! I wonder if the color will fade when I start the felting process. Thanks so much for the info 🙂

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