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    Our Unraveled Feature Wish List

    I searched and couldn't find a Feature Wish List so I thought I would start one. If there is one already, please move my suggestion. If there is one, I also suggest it be made easy to find.

    My suggestion - a yarn database describing the yarn's attributes and a place for knitters to make comments about their user experience with that yarn. When I want to try a new yarn, I want to know how it has worked out for other knitters. It may look great and feel wonderful but if it is going to bleed, felt or pill, I want to know. R had a database but I heard that the yarn manufacturers had the ability to remove negative comments. I think this should just be user comments with a reminder to be polite and constructive.
    Naperville, IL - Growing Zone 5

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    Originally posted by lovestostitch View Post
    When I want to try a new yarn, I want to know how it has worked out for other knitters.
    Great idea! I am quite a hike from the nearest yarn shop and I do buy online. I love reading others' impression of a yarn and hearing about how the finished object held up.

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      #3
      A yarn substitution calculator would be helpful too. So often I am searching for a substitute for the yarn the pattern was designed in.

      Great idea, having a thread like this.
      lynn

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        I don't really understand what a yarn calculator would do. I never worry about what yarn the designer uses. I use the same weight yarn and adjust my needle size if I need to to make gauge. Could you describe what you would like a yarn calculator to do?

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      Basically you put the yarn in the search engine that the pattern called for (the name of yarn, or fiber content, or gauge) and it will pull up a list of suggested substitutes, and how closely it matches and by what attributes. I seldom use the yarn the designer used either. This is just a tool that helps you find the closest match, to ensure the best outcome of your project.
      Take a look at the one at yarnsub.com. This will give you a good look at what one can do.😊

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      • lovestostitch
        lovestostitch commented
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        Interesting. I've never seen that website before.

      #5
      Originally posted by lovestostitch View Post
      R had a database but I heard that the yarn manufacturers had the ability to remove negative comments. I think this should just be user comments with a reminder to be polite and constructive.
      it is my understanding that Manufacturers and Distributors were permitted to correct inaccurate information -Things like color ranges, names, put ups, generally speaking "Label" details. - not user opinions (or least that was how it was done in the early years)

      This was especially important when changes such as yardage was changed with later offerings, I can think of dozens of times when trying to assist a customer they were using incorrect data and so would have had way too much or too little yarn.


      Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts
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      My personal views & Opinions may well not be those of the owners, management and other moderators - nor, are they intended to be personal, but may require adult sized undies.

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