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Re: Kid Merino
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: March 07, 2009 10:37PM

If you don't mind a slightly heavier yarn, Elann has a kid silk mohair which is somewhat like Crystal Palace's kid merino and very much like Rowan's Kidd Silk Haze -- and much less expensive. For a couple of dollers you can order the color-card.

Some of these throw patterns can be very pricey. And for the Noro Lizard Ridge pattern that was in Knitty a couple of year's ago, I couldn't imagine how you wash and dry the finished throw unless you have a large drying rack where you can support most of the weight of the wet blanket.

To me, the beauty of Noro are the color changes and how they happen. They are generally somewhat consistent but not mechanically so and sometimes there are changes in them that can be annoying if you like symmetry, etc. However, I was reading a recent review of Boku, which I think is made by Plymouth, that has long color changes somewhat like Noro. But unless you can get these yarns on sale, long color change yarns are going to be on the more expensive side because as I understand it, the process to spin them with those color changes is more expensive.

Subject Written By Posted
  Kid Merino clover04750 03/06/2009 11:01PM
  Re: Kid Merino knittingmom 03/07/2009 09:22AM
  Re: Kid Merino Alex 03/07/2009 02:45PM
  Re: Kid Merino Oldtimer 03/07/2009 09:34PM
  Re: Kid Merino KT 03/07/2009 10:37PM
  Re: Kid Merino Mrs. K 03/08/2009 05:43PM

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