I understand, and thank you! They got me. I pulled the glove pattern and matched the yarn. The pattern I pulled was for fingering yarn. So... I had a little impulse working with the great sale they have going. I am excited to try these yarns. One I got had alpaca in it. I can't remember the names of the yarn, but you were a great help and well, when that yarn gets delivered, I will be setting the sweater aside. :-)
Probably Imagination. I made my DGD1 gloves out of Imagination in "Damsel." She adores them, and they're very warm.
You are right, I had to go look them up. I could not find "Damsel". I am sticking to browns for my coats and DH's too.
Imagination: in (Sasquatch) looks to be very neutral
Capretta Yarn: Merino Wool, Cashmere, and 10% Nylon in (Timber) THIS was my impulse purchase, where I bought two of these because they sounded like they might be nice and warm.
I am wondering if Palette being 100% wool is warmer. I want the warmest I can find. If there is a big warmth difference I'll stick with the warmest for Christmas presents next year too.
Thanks so much for helping. I really appreciate it. I am excited to get these yarns.
I think Damsel is discontinued.
Cashmere is very warm, and alpaca is, too. I'm not sure you would notice the difference in warmth, but cashmere and alpaca add a very nice feel to the yarn. Palette is great, too, and a wonderful price.
For children, I use Stroll Sock Yarn, because it can be washed in the machine. It's good for baby sweaters, hats, mittens and everything knitted for kids.
For gifts to adults, I would include washing instructions. I often include a little bottle of wool wash. It doesn't require rinsing, so it's perfect for people who might otherwise throw it in the machine.
I didn't even know they had wool wash here. You are just full of information. Of course I am new here and it will take me while to learn everything here. I see the Stroll Sock Yarn is priced very well. Actually I am converting from Joann and their yarns/sales. So far the yarns I have got here are nicer yarns and better priced. The most exciting thing is the assortment of colors is superior to other sites.
I make several pairs of socks for my daughter and granddaughters and I do attach washing instructions, and I will be sure to do that with gloves. I really like your suggestion about the wool wash.
I guess I'll be ordering Palette next so I can compare the yarns. It would not be fair. I am not used to so much to choose from. I just love this site.
Dawn, I love Knit Picks products. They are good quality/value, and the company stands behind them. You don't get the in-person help you would get in a local yarn shop, but I have found KP staff to be very helpful online, and there are lots of us in the Community helping each other. I rarely buy yarn, books and notions anywhere else anymore. I hope you find the website and the company as useful as I have. (I have a BIG collection of Palette. I think you'll like it!)
I used to receive every day a knit picks daily review. it would have chating, pictures of items made,for sale items, patterns requested, etc. it stopped being sent to me on last Friday..have no idea why..loved to drink my coffee and review it every morning..I'm lost without it..how do I get this back
Hi there, Mary!
Our emails for Knit Picks only go out once per week, on Thursdays - though it happens very rarely, we might send out an extra email for special announcements. Sorry I'm not much more help, as the email subscription you described does not sound familiar to me. Is it possible that you could check an older email to see if there is any contact information listed at the bottom?
Best of luck and happy knitting :)
-jenny @ knit picks
Mary, Maybe you are referring to emails from the KP Community... I still get those... all the time!