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02/09/2011

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I have not tried it but I have it pegged for several sweater projects I have planned for 2011.

Thanks for the review. :)

Haven't tried the yarn, but it looks great in that cowl!

It almost looks like the yoke for a very pretty sweater.

I've not tried this yarn, but it looks really nice. I have a Knit Picks gift certificate and have been contemplating buying some yarn. This yarn and the cowl with all the detailed textural elements and cables look great!

I have used that yarn for mitts, which I wouldn't recommend. I don't think it holds its shape well enough for something that stretches as you put it on and take it off but don't wash between each wear, if that makes sense. I would be curious to know how your cowl holds up. I bought two balls of it to make myself a cowl but haven't done it yet.

Hmm, yes, the yarn is quite soft and drapey, isn't it? I can see why it wouldn't be a great choice for mittens. I've used a similar pima cotton for a cowl and found it worked fine -- your head holds the shape of it even if it stretches a little and it's soft -- but I probably would choose a non-outwear pattern for this yarn if I were to choose it again. I think it might make a lovely soft drapey cardigan or be good for a baby sweater.

Hi!

I've been doing some research on the KnitPicks Comfy Worsted for an afghan I want to make - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/river-and-woods-afghan - and found your review.

I'm curious - how is it holding up for you? Would you recommend it, especially for this afghan that I'm contemplating? I definitely don't want to use the yarn the pattern recommends, as I have had numerous bad experiences with the yarn breaking.

Thank you for any help you can provide!

Warm regards,
Crys

Hello, I am looking for a yarn substitute for the Red Heart Eco-Cotton Blend, to make placemats. Do you think the Knit Picks Comfy Worsted would be a reasonable substitute?

Red Heart is a stiffer yarn than the Comfy worsted which is very soft and fluffy so I wouldn't recommend it for a placemat - it wouldn't really be a good yarn choice at all.

I'd probably use a dish cloth cotton for placemats or you could use linen or hemp make really nice placemat yarns as well.

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