Recommended Yarn

Five Star Yarn

Malabrigo Silk Marino (soft, pretty, not for garments or hats, can be frogged without messing it up, GROWS and GROWS, expensive looking)
Subime Tussah silk (soft, pretty)
Malabrigo Rasta (gorgeous, soft, not itchy)
Debbie Bliss Cashmarino Aran (soft, not itchy, attractive)
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmarino (soft, not itchy, attractive)
Malabrigo Silky Merino (soft, not itchy, pretty, beautiful)
Noro Iro (gorgeous, not itchy, not soft)
Plymouth Yarn De Aire (hazy, airy, bulky, soft, not too itchy, pretty)
Araucania Aysen (soft and pretty)
Juniper Moon Farms Findley Dappled (amazing softness, works up well, durable, gorgeous, perfection)
smc select reflect (soft, pretty)
Blue sky alpaca (techno? cotton yarns) (soft, beautiful, not itchy)
ggh bel air (not itchy, soft, pretty)
crystal palace mochi (pretty, soft, not that itchy)
lily sugar and cream
lion brand kitchen cotton

Go the distance yarn

Caron simply soft (separates into threads very easily, but very soft)
Lion Brand woolease (pills like crazy)
Red Heart Super Saver (very average, separates into threads easily)
Joann sensations lustrous lamb (not particularly itchy, well priced, good weight, works on majority of projects, looks good, nice stitch definition, available in many colors)
berocco blackstone tweed (not that itchy, softish, cozy, warm)
paton’s lace (itchy but pretty, has that hazy mohair look but isn’t really soft)

Good Yarn

Caron Suede (soft, pretty, expensive looking, does not frog well)
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (versatile, WILL GROW – caution when making garments)
red heart boutique changes (soft, pretty, looks more expensive than it is, little splitty)
Chinese Royal Yarns My Baby (available on ebay for cheap)(smells weird, holds up well, excellent value for money)
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton (amazingly soft, excellent quality, beautiful stitch definition, gorgeous for dishcloths)

Meh

Tahki Jackson (little itchy, nice colors, softish)

Don’t Buy This Yarn

Bernat Baby Coordinates (splitty, cheap looking)
Nashua wool yarns (itchy, not soft)
Noro (itchy like crazy, amazing colors, not soft)
Kidsilk haze (itchy, wheezy, dreamy looking)
crystal palace wool yarns (itchy, cheap looking)
cascade 220 (itchy like mad, sneezy)
classic elite wool yarns (itchy)
loops and threads charisma (soft, well priced, hazy stitch definition, gets “grubby” easily, comfortable, easy to knit with, good looking, washable, durable)
Patons North America Silk Bamboo (fuzzes, splitty, soft, nice sheen, GROWS and GROWS, terrible for garments)

Where to buy yarn

http://www.discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com/
http://www.yarn.com
http://www.yarnmarket.com

Yarns to check out

knit picks stroll solids, heathers and twists (sock) (terrific reviews)
knit one crochet two pediwick (sock) (good reviews)
lana grossa binario (summer dress) (meh reviews)
lana grossa mare (summer dress) (meh reviews)
online linie (summer dress)(has meh ravelry reviews)
rowan lima (good reviews)

*purchase lana grossa yarns at filati.com

*purchase online yarns at online-wolle.com

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