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Old 09-27-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Yarn for longies help

ok i want to get some custom dyed yarn my choices are:

peace fleece(dont want this it is too bulky IMO)
Bluefaced Leicester (BFL)
Blackberry Ridge
Targhee Wool Yarn
Briggs and Little Wool Yarn -

anyone familiar with any of these?? thanks


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Old 09-27-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: Yarn for longies help

personally i don't care for Peace Fleece (and my dd won't wear her pair of PF shorts). i think the mohair just bothers me - lots of people love it though. and it wears like iron - great for overnights, doesn't pill, etc.

i've always heard briggs & young is kinda rough.

personally i would choose any of the other 3. bfl is generally very nice (it does vary though, so while some people might say it's cloud-soft others might not - just based on the yarn they've used). i like targhee a lot. it's pretty soft and has a nice kind of texture to it (it's not a super-smooth feeling yarn). bbr is pretty nice in my experience - somewhere in between the targhee & bfl i've used in terms of surface texture. i'd probably say it's the least soft of those three, but i didn't think it was harsh or scratchy.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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Re: Yarn for longies help

BFL-Bluefaced Leicester wool is VERY soft. It is referred to as "Poor man's cashmere". This is a premium quality wool yarn. It is sturdy, yet flexible and wears very well. i have heard that this pills more.

Blackberry Ridge-This premium quality wool yarn is VERY soft and durable.

Briggs and little-This wool yarn is not as soft as some of the other yarns. It does however soften up with washing. this sorta sounds like PF.

Targhee-This yarn is very soft. Targhee is very similar to merino
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