Midnightsky fibers giveaway

by kath_red on 10/06/2009

in Features, knitting+crochet+yarn

Jenn from Midnight sky Fibers runs a small fiber business where she uses only natural and nontoxic dyes and mordants to create her unique fibers.

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Jenn is generously offering 3 wonderful kits as a giveaway to Whipup readers. These kits are worth about $40 each and each contain patterns to make 4 different hats and enough beautiful fiber for one of these hats. Go to Midnight Sky Fibers to see more of these kits and as an added bonus Whipup Readers will get a 10% discount on purchases with the code “whipup” valid until 8 July 2009.

To enter to win one of these kits please leave a comment telling us your favourite type of yarn that you have used. Good luck – comments open for 48 hours. comments now closed thank you all for entering.

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{ 188 comments }

1 Roseanna June 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

My favorite commercial yarn is Lamb’s Pride Bulky…I love to felt! My very favorite hand spun yarn (I bought all she had), is a beautifully dyed single, in a color called “Apple”. It is gorgeous. A fellow guild member was selling it.

2 catherine June 10, 2009 at 7:00 am

My favourite yarn so far is a very fine, (approx 1 ply), hand-dyed mohair yarn I bought in Venice, Italy, whilst on vacation a few years ago. I bought a few different colours; soft pink, lime green, a earthy moss green, and a burnt orange. I knitted them together in a scarf, in various combinations of stripes and solid colours. I also knitted two strands together in places, which subtly changed the colour of each strand. Rather than buy a ready-made item when I’m travelling, I prefer to buy either yarn, or fabric, and make something which always reminds me of the place when I wear it.

3 Ivana June 10, 2009 at 7:14 am

I haven’t been knitting for a long time (just over a year), but my absolute favorite so far is one I’m knitting with at the moment. It’s by a local Croatian yarn factory Unitas and it’s called Lucija. It’s an incredibly soft 4-ply in dark brick color. I only bought one skein because that’s what was needed for the project, but I’ll definitely be getting some more!

4 katharina June 10, 2009 at 7:18 am

I’m a relatively new knitting addict and I’ve mostly used ggh wollywasch, which comes in some nice colors. I used the blueish green for many different items. It’s the best yarn I used so far.

5 Patricia Fries June 10, 2009 at 7:23 am

My favorite yarn is soft alpaca. It makes such beautiful shawls.

6 gweneth June 10, 2009 at 7:24 am

I love any yarn that is hand spun, you can feel a bit of the soul of the artist that created it as you knit.

7 Sirje June 10, 2009 at 7:33 am

My favorite yarn is Noro Garden Lite, it is soft and rough in same time. And colours are wonderful. To be honest – I love almost every kind of yarn…

8 Leah June 10, 2009 at 7:37 am

I’ve knitted with some Posh Yarn cashmere, and it was just lovely. After touching it, my hands felt beautiful, like they’d just been lotioned.

9 Isobel June 10, 2009 at 7:40 am

I really like Rowan’s new Bamboo Soft – made of bamboo rather than wool so it’s very eco-friendly, and is really soft and silky too.

10 Corvus June 10, 2009 at 7:51 am

I recently knit a piece with Yak and loved it. It’s very springy and warm.

11 Sara June 10, 2009 at 7:56 am

Cashmerino!

12 Mindy June 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

Denim! and Wool.

13 Delica June 10, 2009 at 8:07 am

I’m enamored with the Fibre Company’s Canopy fingering yarn. It is a blend of alpaca, merino, bamboo. It’s super soft, springy and holds up well under a lot of use – I made a winter lace scarf with it and it still looks great.

14 Sarah June 10, 2009 at 8:08 am

I’m pretty new to crochet & knitting so I don’t have a favorite yet… I love anything soft & colorful! :)

15 Jenn June 10, 2009 at 8:10 am

My favorite yarn is handspun- probably Fun With Yarn. She has the most beautiful colors and the faux cashmere is to die for!

16 Jessica June 10, 2009 at 8:11 am

I love using organic cotton yarn. It produces crisp , well-defined stitches, which produces such a nice texture.

17 Carole June 10, 2009 at 8:12 am

I love every type of yarn out ther, from Posh to Yak to Rowan’s…they all are easy to work with and make handling quite an ease. Right now I am in the process of making several baby blankets, so softness is a must.

18 Ritsuka June 10, 2009 at 8:16 am

Regia Silk is my favorite.

19 bells June 10, 2009 at 8:18 am

Oh easily it’s Koigu sock yarn. The colours are amazing. The stitch definition incredible. It wears on your feet like a dream and really can’t be beaten. Ask me again tomorrow, I might have a different answer, but today, it’s koigu.

20 Maggie June 10, 2009 at 8:22 am

By far my favorite yarn to knit with has been my own handspun! A close second would be any kind of tweed… :)

21 Leah Joy June 10, 2009 at 8:24 am

The indulgence I absolutely cannot resist buying as soon as I lace my fingers into it is Plymouth Yarn’s baby Alpaca Grande. I have a few skeins with no particular project, but I just love holding them every once and awhile :)

22 gina June 10, 2009 at 8:35 am

definitely alpaca

23 Brecken June 10, 2009 at 8:37 am

Cashmerino, I love the way it felt on my fingers.

24 Nancy Topolski June 10, 2009 at 8:37 am

I have a lot of favorite yarns. But I have to say that there is nothing like hand spun. I just love the subtle changes in color and texture of most hand spun yarns. I suppose if I have to name one yarn I liked best, it was a handspun I bought at the Genesee Valley Fiber Festival, it had green and tan tones and was 50% wool/50% alpaca. My favorite yarn that I can get at my LYS would have to be Cascage Pima Silk, 85% Peruvian Cotton/15% Silk.

25 Bre June 10, 2009 at 8:41 am

Malabrigo Sock for shawl knitting or Delly’s Delight’s Alpaca – the softest thing I’ve ever touched!!

26 Kara Scott June 10, 2009 at 8:45 am

My favorite yarn so far is a blend of wool and silk. it’s sooo soft and so warm! I love it!! :)

27 Maria June 10, 2009 at 8:48 am

I love almost all yarns I’ve come across, but my favorite yarns are the ones I picks up when I travel. I like to find yarn stores when I visit a new place and look for local spinners and dyers to pick up an amazing & unique souvenir.

28 Meagan June 10, 2009 at 8:48 am

My favorite has been a hand spun one my friend made me!

29 Katy Riley June 10, 2009 at 8:49 am

So far my favorite yarn is the one I made using plastic bags. It’s not exactly good for scarves or hats.. or anything you’d wear, but for making grocery bags and floor mats, it’s great!

30 Jennifer B June 10, 2009 at 8:50 am

I like them all – and usually my “favorite” is the one I’m knitting with at the moment. Right now that’s Manos del Uruguay handspun wool in their colorway 114 – lots of maroon, blue, green and grey.

But next week it will be whatever sock yarn tickles my fancy when I start a new project!

31 Julie Gravelle June 10, 2009 at 9:05 am

my favourite yarn is any cotton, i knit a sweater from lion brand cotton ease and it was wonderful to knit with

32 Emily June 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

This year it seems my favorite is Malabrigo. I’ve used it over and over again for so many projects.

33 Priscilla June 10, 2009 at 9:26 am

right now, my favorite yarn is a natural color 100% organic cotton that i’m using to make very soft washcloths.

34 Pumpkinmama June 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

My favorite yarn is handspun – my own, others, I don’t care. I just love knitting with handspun yarn.

35 Jessica R. June 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

My cousin (http://inacircleoffog.blogspot.com/) dyes her own fibers and then spins it into my favorite yarns. They are the most gorgeous skeins I’ve ever seen.

36 lifeasamama June 10, 2009 at 9:32 am

i’ve been a boring-acrylic crocheter for most of my life, but i have worked with cotton a few times and love it. i’m starting my first wool project next week… and i’m excited!

37 Laura A. June 10, 2009 at 9:34 am

This is going to make me sound like a knitting snob, but I’m not. Years ago I bought a kit for qiviut mitts. And I love that yarn.

38 anr June 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

What beautiful yarn!

My favorite yarn…. seems to always be the gorgeous hand spun skeins I manage to pick up at my LYS.

39 Janel June 10, 2009 at 9:39 am

I am completely obsessed with anything Malabrigo. I wish I could cover everything I touch in their silky merino it is just divine. The worsted is so soft and warm and squishy and delicious and it knits so beautifully. I could go on and on…:-)

40 Deb Bowers June 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

My problem is that EVERY yarn I touch becomes my new favorite just ask my daughters…one room in my house is now called the Yarn Barn. I love anything alpaca but currently am knitting with seacell a nice cotton blend. But now that I have read others comments, I want even more yarn!!

41 Natalie June 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

I have three favorites. I have used a super soft chunky bamboo yarn that made a great baby washing mitten. I love to use organic cotton – I don’t remember the brand name. My other fav was a chocolate brown 100% wool that was thick in places and thin in others that just made a beautiful pattern in the finished project.

42 heather t. June 10, 2009 at 9:44 am

My favorite yarn is Malabrigo! The colors are beautiful, and it knits up so soft!

43 Christine June 10, 2009 at 9:48 am

My favorite yarn is the Paton’s silk bamboo. So soft, and reasonably priced too…

44 Michelle June 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

I’ve no idea really. I just buy what colors I like. I haven’t learned enough to distinguish between types of yarn.

45 christina coghill June 10, 2009 at 10:07 am

My favorite yarn is handspun. Depending on the spinner you can have a wide variety of styles. I totally love any yarn that has angora in it. It reminds me of my old angora pets!

46 elaine June 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

my favorite yarn is wool/silk blend (lion and lamb is a good but expensive example).

I recently started a scarf with habu textiles silk and stainless steel yarn (which is more like thread) and am loving it…

47 Carol June 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

My favorite yarn is SeaSilk by Fleece Artist. It’s so soft

48 Zoe June 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

Malabrigo worsted. The first thing I do when I enter my local yarn store is say hi to whoever is working and then go see if there are any new colors of Malabrigo. I love to squishiness of it, and every color is gorgeous.

49 karin June 10, 2009 at 10:36 am

I would have to say that my current favorite is organic cotton. I have been working on several baby sweaters using different color combintations of organic cotton, and I love the way it feels and knits up.

50 seedless grape June 10, 2009 at 10:39 am

My favorite yarn at the moment is Malabrigo. Beautiful colors, buttery softness, lots of different weights.

51 Jessica June 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

My favorite fiber is alpaca. It is so incredibly soft, I have a hard time choosing between cuddling with the skeins, and actually making something:)

52 Joanne June 10, 2009 at 10:42 am

I’m BRAND NEW to knitting – my favorite yarn so far is anything thick and chunky! I find that the bigger my needles and stitches, the easier it is for me to keep tabs on how I’m doing :)

53 michelle June 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

I love Malabrigo!

54 brooke June 10, 2009 at 11:01 am

I am a wool junkie. I especially love old school “scratchy” wool. (which is always only “scratchy until you wash it!) I love Bartlett’s sport weight and Jamieson’s spindrift equally! They both come in amazing colors, are 100% wool, and have a crispness that I adore to knit!

55 Anorthite June 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

This entry is for a friend who knits the most beautiful things for me (well, my son, really). My favorite is her wool sweaters – they are so soft and beautiful! I saw some yarn at an expo that looked like it was cashmere – it was so soft and light. I’m sure I’d break it if I touched it, but it was fabulous.

56 Aimee June 10, 2009 at 11:08 am

I love soft bulky wool blends like Lion Landscapes. They make for “instant gratification” projects.

57 mick June 10, 2009 at 11:17 am

My favorite yarn is most likely, as of right now, Eslsbeth Lavold Silky Tweed. The yarn is soft, warm, and has a gorgeous color selection. Of course, I’m getting more and more into spinning so now some of my favorite yarns are being made by me :)

58 Carolyn June 10, 2009 at 11:20 am

My favorite has got to be alpaca. It’s so soft, it just feels great to knit with.

59 CrazyVet June 10, 2009 at 11:27 am

mmm… difficult choice… I love knitting lace, so most of my favorite yarns are lacy. My favorite so far is MadTosh hand dyed pure silk lace, which I knit into a very luxurious shawl, to wear at a very fancy wedding of a friend of ours. The combination of texture and color in that yarn was unbeatable, I just adored it before, during and after knitting it :)

60 edina June 10, 2009 at 11:36 am

My favorite commercial yarn is Malabrigo Worsted…Midnight Sky Fibers looks pretty similar so I think I’d love it, too! :)

61 Ingrid June 10, 2009 at 11:43 am

I love a yarn that is local to my corner of Wales – Bowmont Braf.

62 jess June 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

Cashmerino in the winter, cotton in the summer

63 Elizabeth June 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm

My favorite yarn to use is Camelino from Knit One, Crochet Too. It’s soo soft and makes a fantastic hat.

64 Sarah June 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm

In attempts to limit my yarn budget I’ve taken to picking out sweaters in thrift stores. They need to have good yarn and be something that I deem no one should wear. The hot pink wool sweater that I turned into a hat and scarf set was my first venture into the world of reusing yarn.

65 Casey June 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I’ve just started to venture out of the commercial yarns now that I found a local shop that makes and sells their own…but before that I loved Vanna’s Choice for the great colors.

66 jolene martin June 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Noro, I love the range of colours

67 Erica June 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I’ve been knitting for nearly a decade and I have to say I love knitting with yarn from vintage sweaters I unwind. Your work feels so much more your own when one takes part in “creating” the materials – or at least saving a sweater from a landfill!

68 Ruth June 10, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I am also pretty new to crocheting, so I don’t have a favorite yet.

69 Suzanne June 10, 2009 at 12:44 pm

My favorite yarn so far is the hand-dyed (with Kool-aid) alpaca that I recycled from an ugly 80s sweater.

70 Erin June 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

alpaca is the best. I love dk weight and super chunky…you just have to hug it!

71 Lorien June 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I love anything with cashmere in it. Also, anything with teal in it.

72 mads78 June 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

How pretty is the cloudy sky and violets dyed yarn!

73 susanna eve June 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm

I like lots of yarns:) but I really like the fleece artist’s blue faced leceister, so soft and beautiful colours too.

74 Wehaf June 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I love alpaca; it is so soft and warm, and takes color very well!

75 gale (she shoots sheep shots) June 10, 2009 at 1:04 pm

It is too mindboggling to choose only one. A definite contender is handspun alpaca yarn from Victory Ranch in New Mexico, the subtle shades of natural alpaca is amazing! But I’m also a sucker for handdyed yarns and loved loved loved knitting with Tashi from Ball and Skein. I think I like squooshier yarns vs laceweight. There, that’s my story!

76 Liz B June 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I don’t have the budget or access to decent yarns, but this one time I splurged on a kit to make a Jayne Hat (from the show Firefly) for my husband. The yarn was Lamb’s Pride worsted weight and was DELICIOUS. It’s mostly wool with some angora. His friends admired it so that I ended up waiting for a sale at the local yarn shop and buying more to make more hats.
Thanks very much for the chance at the giveaway.

77 Sonya June 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

WOTA! That’s KnitPick’s Wool of the Andes. Soft for 100% wool, and oh so cheap!

78 Lynn June 10, 2009 at 1:12 pm

My favourite yarn was a camel down/merino blend that I spun myself, plied into a sport weight. It was so delicious both to spin and knit up. I highly recommend it.

79 cyd June 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm

My favorite yarn constantly chages. Right now I’m loving Rowan wool cotton for a hexigon blanket that is in the works. :)

80 Teddi June 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm

My favorite yarn is a natural colour baby alpaca… ooooh it was so lovely to knit with and it made a wonderful shrug that wraps me in snuggly luxury! It was a gift from my fabulous MIL!

81 Katie June 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Loved knitting with alpaca….just wish someone had told me that wet blocking it would make it grow twice its size!

82 Nicole June 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I don’t usually splurge on good yarn as I’m not overly experienced at knitting/crochet, and I’m perfectly happy sitting down with a ball of Sugar N’ Cream (Oh the horror! haha)and whipping out a couple of dishcloths. I did once get a skein of some pretty blue alpaca and it made the softest hat I love it.

83 Ellen June 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

It’s really difficult to choose…I really really like Manos del Uruguay wool in variegated colors – especially the dark red, which is difficult to find.

84 BeckyS June 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

My favorite yarn depends on my project. I’m really fickle! LOL It’s almost always hand dyed yarn from a indie dyer though. (Like Sock Pixie or Rainbow Yarns Northwest)

85 Ru June 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I bought my favorite yarn at a great little shop when I was visiting Takoma Park, MD. I don’t know what it was called, nor do I know what the shop was called, but it’s really soft. It’s purple and green, and it’s the first yarn I ever used for crocheting. It now hangs in my closet as the cutest scarf I’ve ever made, and the only crocheted scarf in the bunch.

86 Chels June 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino :)

87 fert June 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm

gotta say that my fave yarn is of baby alpaca. though some single ply merino yarn (handpaintedyarn.com) comes a close second.

88 Allison June 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I have loved using a very thin gray wool yarn that was given to me out of someone’s stash (in a big bag of crafty supplies from Freecycle)! I wish I knew what it was!!

89 chris June 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Handspun, hands down. Wool, alpaca, silk, not necessarily in that order.

90 Patricia June 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

I love the tweedy heathery colors of Shetland wool, but my favorite yarn to knit with is Malabrigo merino worsted. It is like knitting with a cloud, and is soooo soft and lovely:)

91 MelodyJ June 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I’m still new I dont have favorite yet. I’ll tell you what I’m trying next instead. I got some Caron Country yarn. It’s a wool/arylic mix.

melodyj(at)gmail(com)

92 Laura PJ June 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I just love Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino. I used it for my favourite ever knitting project, a blanket for my darling baby boy. It’s luuuurvly!

93 Debbie O June 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I love Brown Sheep and also anything with alpaca for the feel. Sometimes, though, I really get into the colors no matter what the fiber content is!

94 Martha June 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

I have fallen in love with Malabrigo. I wish I could afford enough for a sweater for me. I would be in absolute LURV.

95 Quiara June 10, 2009 at 4:14 pm

I’m a sucker for a good merino, so my favorite commercial yarns are [anything by] Malabrigo and [anything by] Dream In Color. But my all time favorite yarns are the ones I spin myself. ^_^ (Also, I adore knitting hats; I knit them for tons of charities and I always have on on the needles, so when I saw a hat kit giveaway, I was totally here. ^_^)

96 Martha June 10, 2009 at 4:21 pm

My fave yarn right now is Malabrigo laceweight. It’s gorgeous, it’s soft and just a dream to work with.

97 Paige June 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

My favorite yarn is what I’m working with right now for a February Lady sweater, which is Plymouth Yarn’s Baby Alpaca Worsted Glow. It’s sooo yummy!

98 jessicaj June 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm

My favorite yarn so far was a silk & ivory (50/50 merino/silk blend) It was a sensual pleasure! But lately I have been very taken by some soy and/or bamboo blends, too.

99 Janet June 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Hands-down, hand-dyed handspun. I’m especially partial to knitting with a merino/alpaca blend for next-to-the-skin softness. My go-to commercial yarn, from lace to worsted, is Lorna’s Laces for beautiful colors and consistent quality.

100 tien June 10, 2009 at 4:52 pm

my favorite yarn is the recycled yarn from thrifted knitted items.
I would like to use ‘new’ yarn aspecially handspun or handdyed, but I can’t afford it.

101 Rachel June 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I would say my favorite has been some gorgeous blue handspun sock yarn my mother-in-law made for me!

102 craftytammie June 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Oh, I wish I had a cool answer! I mostly knit cotton dishcloths. But once I found a kit (thrifted) for a newborn Pixie hat, using Bunny Hop by Crystal Palace. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever knit! Those yarns look scrumptious, hope I win!

103 Elissa June 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm

i would LOVE a chance to try out some of this beautiful yarn. i am new to knitting and have not ventured out TOO much, especially not with these gorgeous handspuns until i know better what i am doing. i recently tried a bernat silk and bamboo mix for some baby booties that was like butter!

104 Natalie Schuler June 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I love just about anything with merino wool. Cash Vero by Cascade Yarns is a definite favorite. The colors are so sweet and it is a dream to work with. Cash Vero + Addi Turbos = one happy knitter! :)

105 Helen June 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm

MY favourite yarn is any i’ve bought at the thrift store and then dyed myself.

106 Robin June 10, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I could never chose a favorite–it’s whatever is on my needles right now. Which means my favorite is some hand-dyed handspun sock yarn.

107 Emily June 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm

It’s impossible to choose a favorite yarn… I love anything Noro, anything cashmere, anything colorful… Pretty much anything that can be knit up, will become a favorite of mine at some time.

108 Rosemary Dempster June 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm

My favourite yarn so far is a Jacob sheep yarn that I spun myself. It is soft, and the colours blend beautifully. I like knitting with it, as I can remember sitting outside on a sunny day, spinning and looking at the seals playing in the bay. It gives me a great feeling of accomplishment and also of peace and content.
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109 Jeni June 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Because of where I live I don’t have many options for yarn, but I did get the chance to use Lamb’s pride worsted weight and it worked up beautifully. I am just a little intimidated by wool because of the felting factor, but still would like to try felting!

110 Kerry June 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm

It’s Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere and my busy little hands would love some of this gorgeous yarn to make a lovely hat :)

111 Katherine June 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Cascade Eco-wool! I love the loft, the almost handspun-looking texture, the rapidity with which it works up, the lovely natural sheepy colors… It is a great yarn!

112 Faye June 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I love polworth fiber, but then I tried some wonderful merino, and so I love merino. I’m now trying BFL fiber and it’s pretty squishy too! I just love soft, sproingy wool!!!

113 kika June 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I recently bought some bamboo yarn that I thought was fabulous but I still have to say cashmerino is still my favorite.

114 Susan June 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm

My favorite yarn is usually whatever I’m using at the moment — like the bamboo blend sock yarn I’m working with right now. But I usually buy wool or wool blends — and I have a washable bulky wool/mohair blend that I just love!

115 Eileen June 10, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I love using bamboo yarn, any brand or blend. It slips through your fingers & has a shine like no other!

116 Michele June 10, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I haven’t used many yarns yet, as I just started knitting last summer. So far, though, my skein of Noro Kuryon (sp?) is my favorite. It’s soft and pretty. (Not to mention too little to do anything with and too expensive to get more. Love it anyway.)

117 Angie June 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

The Yarn I heart the most is a wool/silk blend sock yarn locally spun that I purchased at the farmer’s market….i have knit with it but everything I start just doesn’t seem deserving of the awesomeness of the yarn that I have yet to find a suitable deserving project!

118 Samantha June 10, 2009 at 8:34 pm

My favorite yarn is hand-dyed Marr Haven. It’s from a wonderful local farm and is truly amazing yarn. My son has a pair of pants knit from it that I secretly covet.

119 Alison June 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

My favorite yarn is anything super soft and natural. I once bought some left over wool at the LYS that you buy by the ounce. No itch-factor.

120 Carey June 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Soft yes, but luscious colors. I like warm colors. I have to enjoy the hand of it and how it looks knit up. I dont do fancy knit stuff so my yarn has to carry the burden of all the beauty. So I always look for pretty yarn.

121 Twilight June 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm

My favorite yarn is Noro. I just love the color changes.

122 tami June 10, 2009 at 10:19 pm

my favorite yarn so far has been noro silk garden.
I just love the way it stripes in the scarf I made.

123 liz156 June 10, 2009 at 10:27 pm

My favourite yarn? Twisted’s yarns. LOVE THEM!

124 miriam June 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm

My favorite yarn is Noro Kureyon. I know it’s a little scratchy (okay, a lot scratchy) but I’m just so fascinated by the colors that keep changing and sometimes when a new one pops up, it just takes my breath away.

125 Anna June 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I haven’t used a whole lot of different yarns, but so far my favourites have been Jo Sharp’s Kid Alpaca (so soft!), and right now I’m crocheting a scarf in Jo Sharp’s Silkroad Aran Tweed which I’m really enjoying the feel of! Maybe I need to branch out a little and try some other yarn makers?!?

126 K2 June 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I strongly suspect (without having read any previous comments) that I’m not the only person who says Malabrigo sock-weight…

127 Susan June 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

My favorite yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy. I made my husband a wonderful pair of socks and fell in love with it.

128 Melissa June 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I love knitting with alpaca because its so soft. But sometimes it takes longer to knit something with alpaca because I just stop to pet my project!!

129 jessica June 10, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Jade mongolian cashmere! I only used it once, but it was music in my hands.

130 aloopylife June 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I’m fairly new to crocheting, so, my favorite yarn to work with right now is bamboo. That being said, I’m about to start using an 80-20 baby alpaca silk blend, so that might change pretty soon. :)

131 Dana Armstrong June 10, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Well, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never used a hand-dyed yarn, but I would love to try it. I have been making baby things for my first grandbaby, Aiden, who is due in August, so my favorite yarn at the moment is Caron Simply Soft. I have really enjoyed using this yarn!

132 Kristy June 10, 2009 at 11:48 pm

I am brand new to knitting and crochet. I recently bought some plain cream 100% organic cotton for bath poufs–LOVE cotton and anything natural!

133 Kristy June 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Cotton is so far my fave!

134 Linda June 11, 2009 at 12:29 am

I love bamboo blends, merino, anything handspun, silk blends, cashmere.

135 Jenny June 11, 2009 at 12:47 am

I am a bit of a newbie myself, and I haven’t had the bu dget to try a lot of the yarns mentioned in the comments- I am quite envious! I like to use recycled fibers from thrift store finds- I unravel them and mix the fibers into new combinations. I have had a few errors in my “trials”, as the gauge is sometims hard to determine (well, *I* find it hard to determine), but I am pretty happy with my attempts. I would love to have the opportunity to work with something as lovely as the one pictured. I am afraid to go on to the actual site lest I be up all night with longing…;-)

136 Ingrid June 11, 2009 at 1:48 am

I like Fleece Artist sock yarns, and Indigo Moon sock yarns. And thrifted cotton yarn for washcloths.

137 Linn June 11, 2009 at 1:56 am

My favourite yarm must be Malabrigo. So soft and lovely to knit with..

138 carolyn June 11, 2009 at 2:44 am

Malabrigo worsted for the lovely squishy feeling and the sublime colors.

139 a rose is a rose June 11, 2009 at 2:45 am

malabrigo. i just love it!

140 Jo June 11, 2009 at 3:13 am

Noro Kureyon – I used it for a felted bag…

141 suzy June 11, 2009 at 4:12 am

I really loved knitting with some hand dyed yarn I bought from Tanis Fibre Arts on Etsy – it was a 10ply merino and so soft and beautiful.

142 lizzie June 11, 2009 at 7:41 am

Thanks for the comp, by favourite yarn would be a bamboo mix, so soft!

143 Caroline M. June 11, 2009 at 7:44 am

I must say, a little bit guiltily, that Lion Brand Homespun is probably my favorite yarn. It just whips up so beautifully, and the texture is lovely. Coming in second, though, is this lovely wool that I get from my local farmer’s market from local sheep. It’s such a raw, pleasant yarn. :]

144 dot highter June 11, 2009 at 8:16 am

My daughter is the knitter and prefers, as do I, small ventures naddying and often spinning their yarns. I am a wet felter and use unspun wool but love to incorporate the handdyed yarns into my work.
Love the yarn she is dying.

145 Kathy June 11, 2009 at 8:54 am

My favorite yarn so far has been Noro Silk Garden. I love the texture and the color.

146 Beki June 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

I am a new knitter & spinner so pretty much every yarn I use is my new favorite with a couple exceptions. I’ve realized that Supersaver will cut my index finger off if I knit with it, ouch! I’ve also learned that PY Heaven although incredibly soft and fluffy is a b!@# to knit with!

147 Elissa Davis June 11, 2009 at 8:59 am

I just knitted a scarf for my husband with Malabrigo and it was an absolute DREAM to work with! It was a splurge to buy, but definitely worth it.

148 Deb G June 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

Spin cycle. It’s wool, local, and hand spun yarn.

149 Stephanie June 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

I haven’t gotten a chance to use much really nice yarn, but I’m making a pair of socks out of 70% Merino, 30% Silk and I’m loving it.

150 Laura June 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

I’m very new to knitting, but I find it very relaxing. Being so new to knitting, I really don’t have a favorite yarn yet; however, I love warm colorful yarn. Thank you for the opportunity.

151 Mimi June 11, 2009 at 10:30 am

I love any 100% wool, especially when making hats and mittens.

152 Louise June 11, 2009 at 10:33 am

One of my favorite yarns to knit with is Koigu. I have lots and enjoy thinking up new ways to use it. Next favorite would be most Noro yarns.

153 ikkinlala June 11, 2009 at 10:41 am

My favourite type has been wool sock yarn (I don’t have a favourite specific brand).

154 Kiley June 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

My favorite yarn was some that I bought in Joseph, OR. It was handspun by a woman in town there, it made the most fantastic scarf.

155 Jo June 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

Mohair- it feels s fluffy as you knit!

156 Jo June 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

Mohair feels s fluffy as you knit!

157 Samantha June 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

Oh my gosh, that is absolutely GORGEOUS yarn! I can’t think of anything to knit up that could make it any better. I think I’d just sit and stare at it all day :)

I go through phases, but I really like 100% cotton yarn for its durability and absorbant qualities. I’ve got a million Mason-Dixon washcloths and use several of them daily.

158 Kimberly June 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I bought some yarn from String Theory in Blue Hill, ME and I love it! I can’t remember what weight it is but it was a lovely wool that was dyed beautifully! All of their yarn is beautiful!

159 LINDA June 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

malabrigo worsted and koigu.

160 Lauren June 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm

there are too many great yarns out there to choose just one! Some recent favorites include Classic Elite Alpaca Sox, BMFA Socks That Rock Silkie, O-Wool, Malabrigo (any weight)… I could go on forever…

161 Lisa June 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

It’s hard to pick my favorite yarn to knit with because I love to many, but I think the prettiest and softest one I have knitted with so far was a lovely silk blend by Louisa Harding. It’s single-spun and very shiny which gives it a very unique look.

Lisa
plumdearly (at) zenbe (dot) com

162 Melissa June 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm

My favorite type of yarn is minimally processed wool yarn with some lanolin still on it.

163 Lunachance June 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I really like the silk and wool mixed fibers. I bought some yarn at the Seattle Weaver’s Guild Sale and it was fabulous (handmade), so it does not have a brand name. The colorway was dark blues and dark greens.

Lunachance

164 Ani June 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I really love the Manos Del Uragay Silk/Wool blends. The colors are so vibrant and rich.

165 Marsha June 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm

My favorite yarn is Malabrigo worsted.

166 Mary June 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm

handspun!

167 linda June 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I don’t think I have a favorite yarn, but I’m really enjoying knitting with Brooklyn Handspun Soft Spun Plus right now. It’s very springy and I love the subtle variations in the color.

168 Lia June 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm

My favorite type is the handspun stuff I purchase at the local farmers market. Such a wide variety available all year!

169 Cami June 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I love to knit with my own handspun. Before I learned to spin, I would use Cascade 220 or anything from brown sheep on a regular basis.

170 Len June 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I’m fickle- what I can I say.
My current favorite is the unspun/plied wools like Whie Buffalo or Bernat felting.

Any fine wool blend, really.

171 Melissa Stander June 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

The wool I tend to go back to again and again for lusciously soft hats for all the menfolk in my life is a baby alpaca that is in a bulky weight and a lot of gorgeous colors from neutrals to brights. I also love to find hand spun wools because I can feel the love put into them. I went crazy in a little town in Ireland called Sneem, when I found a woman who produced her own beautiful wools from her own sheep. I would have bought every color she had, if I could have, but there were so many! As it was, it took me forever to decide what I wanted and now I love them so much, I can hardly bear to use them! Crazy!

172 Pearl June 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm

6-strand or what use to be called White Buffalo. It’s unspun wool that felts great.

173 Elisa June 11, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I haven’t knitted for very long but I found this beautiful yarn made of wool and bamboo. It was the colour of a warm red apple and I knitted it into a hat. A warm head in winter is a must!
ELisa

174 Renee June 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm

I love the chunky, also the sock yarn is fantastic!Jenn at Midnight Fibers does the best yarn – I am addicted. Instead of putting the yarns away until I have a chance to use them I have them hanging on racks on a wall in my studio – I love the color and the different textures! and no I am not related at all! I do put her yarn in my wearable art though!

175 Chase June 11, 2009 at 11:13 pm

My favorite yarns are always hand spun, and one of the best I ever used was a woo-silk blend that was colored like autumn leaves. It was super soft and I made a lovely scarf out of it that I wear all the time.

176 Suann June 12, 2009 at 12:48 am

I absolutely love Dream in Color yarn. I bought 3 baby sweater kits (I’ve already knit up 2), enough yarn for a purple stole I plan to knit and an extra skein in a random color just because it was so beautiful. Classy or Smooshy, it doesn’t matter; they’re all lovely.

177 Nathalie June 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

The yarns I like very much is Araucania yarn and cotton and the Noro Yarns. Thank you so much.

178 Panya June 12, 2009 at 5:00 am

My favorite yarn is a thin, silky cotton, used to make doilies. As far as ‘regular’ yarn, I love soft ‘baby’ yarn.

179 Katherine June 12, 2009 at 6:51 am

My favourite yarn is a merino/cashmere blend that is handdyed by The Knittery. Sadly the yarn is discontinued and the dyer is on hiatus, but I live in hope it will return some day! :)

180 Angie Hall Haviland June 12, 2009 at 8:39 am

I love handspun yarn…..doesn’t matter much what it’s make of….anything with beautiful color and texture is a treasure to me.

181 Anna June 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm

My favorite yarn to knit with is anything spun by my step-mom or anyone at her guild. It is so nice to know the names of the sheep that your yarn comes from!

182 Margie June 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Definitely alpaca for the winter and cotton for the summer! Thanks for the giveaway and the BEAUTIFUL yarn!

183 Gillian June 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Seems that I always keep going back to cotton yarns…

184 LuLu June 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I loved using fisherman’s 100% wool yarn. It felt so warm and cozy and was easily dyed!

185 AnjaB June 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Noro Garden! I adore the color effect …

186 Jennifer Vandis June 12, 2009 at 4:05 pm

I love merino/silk!

187 emmy jay June 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm

My favorite used to be Baby Alpaca Grande, for the sheer feel of it — *so* soft — but I just started winding some Noro Silver Thaw into balls and I am in love with the combination of softness, color and variation, so it’s my new favorite.

188 Christine June 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I’m a big fan of KnitPicks Merino Style. Tons of colors and buttery soft!

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