The Perfect Coned Yarn - Results Part 2

When asked, machine knitters are looking for "better" yarns to knit.

Please comment below to keep the conversation going.


"There are way too many man made coned yarns. It would be really nice to see more handknitting style yarns available on cones." ~A Davies
Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 04/21/2014 at 7:32 AM | Categories:


Sherri Hanke

Sherri Hanke wrote on 04/24/14 8:02 AM

Only use natural fibers! Love the feel, look, and wearability. Favorite ....silks, linens, & cottons. Lots of requests for anything without wool.
Peggy Chaplin

Peggy Chaplin wrote on 04/24/14 12:27 PM

I too am wanting the natural fibers icl. wool....I find the wool crepes make a garment that goes through most seasons....linens, silk, rayon, wool-ray, bamboo...some of the new polys' are a better quality but I find I still prefer the naturals....I would esp. like if you got in more linen
Grace Wiley

Grace Wiley wrote on 04/24/14 6:08 PM

I really look for the blends of natural fibers with a stable fiber for strength and durability such as nylon with a super wash merino for socks and baby wear. Machine washability is a big plus for many people. While I am fine with most of the man made yarns available in cone, many of which have come a long way since childhood, I would like to see broader availability in the natural fiber selection on cone. I am impressed with the survey results-fairly even across the natural and natural blend spectrum!
Kate Swain

Kate Swain wrote on 04/24/14 8:25 PM

Since I machine knit and weave on a large jack loom, natural yarns and blends are the way to go. I just love the feel of something that is so organic.
Karla Tschida

Karla Tschida wrote on 05/03/14 12:37 PM

I would love natural and manmade blends that do not pill. I like to use bulky and mid-gauge machines, so I would like sport and aran weights, DK weights, etc.

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