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New poll - What fiber do you like to knit with in the Spring?

We've added a new poll at the bottom of the page for March. Let us know which fibers do you like working with in the Spring!

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Comment by jbarr on March 29, 2012 at 3:39pm

I mostly like sport weight yarn but will and have used all weights. I have AC in the house so I can use 4ply during summer months.

Comment by Dee on February 22, 2010 at 11:38am
takhi cotton classic - my favorite yarn!
Comment by cloudwing on March 18, 2009 at 12:42am
I like the linen blend yarns, Or maybe try hemp yarn...pretty cool stuff!!
Comment by bhwh.mary@gmail.com on March 8, 2009 at 7:11pm
Depends on where I'm knitting ... if in the house (which dh keeps at a cozy 72+) I like to knit cottons or cotton blends ... If knitting in the car on a roadtrip ... with the a/c blasting ... I can knit anything! It's all in the temps ....
Comment by typhoonyoon on March 8, 2009 at 1:38am
Please Silk Silk Silk!
Comment by Susie Rose on March 6, 2009 at 11:30am
For Spring, that's easy...anything!! To me it doesn't matter what kind of fiber I work with; silk, wool, alpaca, llama, cotton, bamboo, linen, etc, etc, etc. It also doesn't matter what type of project. Now summer is another story. I live off the grid, in the mountains and therefore have no AC. We've approximate 15-20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. I have the pioneer method of a swamp cooler. It can/has gotten up to 103 in the house. (I won't tell you how hot it gets when I home canning. Mama needs an outdoor kitchen.) I do not work on any large project that would cover me. Knitting wool socks are OK because they're a small project. Anything else out of wool or acryllic is out of the question. I'll knit while watching the pressure canner.

Susie Rose in Cold Creek, NV
Comment by ice on March 6, 2009 at 8:02am
Spring and Summer I like the Shine Sport - Essential - Sea Island Cotton. Too bad it only comes in 2 colors: White and Natural. And no, it does not take dyes, believe me tried! I do like the fact that it is wound on a cone and most times 1 cone finishes the projects I knit. My fingers are itching to try the new Natural and Cotton in Sport, just advertised.
I keep my RV Suri Dream Blanket (and similar projects) for those cool nights around the campfire. Also knit socks for our oldest grandson soon to be 14. He ONLY wears white cotton socks and seems to be growing constantly. I use "left-over" yarns to knit baggies to cover Lavender Sachets.
Comment by shalomraqam on March 4, 2009 at 6:30am
I still consider myself a brand new knitter (started May '08) but I've already discovered how wonderful bamboo,cotton, linen and silk are. I've really enjoyed working with merino wool and alpaca this past winter, and boy did we need it! This past winter in Iowa was a VERY frigid and icy one, the warm woolies felt great! But I'm ready to set them aside for the time being along with the memories of the sub-zero temps. and break out the warm weather fibers!
Connie in Iowa
Comment by Mrs_Tommie on March 3, 2009 at 3:20pm
I still like wool, although I do tend to use more cotton blends beginning in Spring. Worsted weight cottons tend to hurt my hands if I work with them too long each day. It's more the size of the project that matters. A big, heavy throw or shawl would wait until Fall.

Tommie in Mississippi
Comment by Kathy Hall on March 3, 2009 at 10:10am
I like to knit with a cotton blend in the Spring and Summer months.

Kathy in North Carolina

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