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Favorite Sweater yarn?

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    Favorite Sweater yarn?

    I am really wanting to get into knitting sweaters more (I've only done a couple of them) and I am looking for a sturdy but soft and snuggly warm yarn for all-purpose wear, i.e. a basic cardigan or even a pullover that can handle regular wear and tear in the wintertime. I think I want it to have a merino base, but I would definitely be open to other animal fibers (read--preferably no acrylic), but a small percentage of nylon or silk or other fibers mixed in is okay. I just want it to be warm and not saggy-baggy! So I'd love to know what you all consider your favorite go-to yarns for this type of project. Superwash would be great, but I am not against non-superwash either, if it holds up to my specs.

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    My current favorite is knit picks twill or the bare version that I dye myself superwash merino twist. It’s soft, heavy. Has great stitch definition and just feels good

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    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Thank you thasista --so my question is, are those both the same yarn? I have some fiber dye here that I used for dying wool for spinning, and could definitely do the same with the yarn. Also, have you tried Knit picks City Tweed in the DK weight?

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    Yes they are the same yarn. Yes I really like city tweed as well. It’s a bit more fuzzy very soft and must be hand washed but I do enjoy working with it. I have SQs if both DK and Aran weight in city tweed. I am currently knitting a sweater in felici worsted available only bare. It’s a washable yarn and.m very soft.

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    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Good to know--thanks! I have a basic cardigan pattern I just bought that calls for DK yarn and she recommended her own yarn, which was a merino/nylon mix (I think maybe 80/20), but I would think the city tweed from KP would be super soft and warm with alpaca in it. I don't mind handwashing it since I generally don't wash cardigans every time I wear them. In fact, I probably err on the side of not washing them enough! The Felici worsted looks tempting, especially to dye and then knit. Might have to try that some time!

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