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24. January 2011 11:01
by Jobo
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Yarn Candy Monday: Knit Picks Chroma!

24. January 2011 11:01 by Jobo | 2 Comments

chromaI know I might sound like a broken record talking about Knit Picks Yarns... but I really do find that they have great yarn for reasonable prices!  Plus, when I order I know it will be a no hassle experience - i.e. the package won't get stuck at the border, there won't be extra duty charges, and when it gets here, I know it will be full of yarny goodness! Ok, enough about Knit Picks... now onto the YARN

It seems every yarn manufacturer these days is trying to come up with some new Noro-esque yarn.  I can totally see why!  I love Noro's long smooth color changes, and fantastic colorways.  The trick is - I don't particularly appreciate little twiggy things in my yarn (I generally have enough hay in my hair and on my clothes from the Ruttibutt that the other day a coworker even asked me if I'd been for a "Roll in the Hay" recently... lol)  or the scratchy and irregular nature of standard Noro.  I also don't appreciate the 10+ dollar price tag for yarn that will no doubt have a splice in the middle, and only has about 100 yards in it to begin with. 

So now that I've been seeing these Noro-substitutes around.... Michael's has one, and now Knit Picks too... I thought I'd just give in and try one of them.  

One thing for certain... this yarn is a crap-ton softer than Noro will ever dream of being!  So soft in fact that I wonder how these softly spun singles will hold up to wear.  I'd hazard a guess it will pill like nobody's business, but time will tell.

The colors are great however!  I bought a plain cream skein, and a rainbow of blue and green in "Pool Party" with the intention of making another pair of Fiddlehead Mittens.  I chose worsted this time, but I think I'd like to try the fingering weight for a scarf or something sometime.

chroma2I wonder how many times the colors change?  hmmm...

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