Discussioni Venerdì Aperto Crochet: Parliamo Yarn

da Kathryn su Aprile 6, 2012 · 3 commenti

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Per la discussione aperta di oggi, Voglio ottenere le vostre opinioni sul filo. What yarn is your favorite? What yarn can’t you stand? Do you prefer natural animal fibers (like merino wool), natural plant fibers (come il bambù) or synthetic acrylic yarns? Do you love novelty yarns or think they’re ridiculous?

There’s no judgment herewhatever yarn you love or hate is fineI just want to know your thoughts!

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I've had a conversion in the last 2 anni, where I've tried to switch over to natural fibers as much as possible. This isn't because I hate acrylic or anything like that - effettivamente, I'm a big fan of Red Heart Super Saver. It is more because of a general shift in my life towards trying to minimize my "footprint." I find novelty yarns hard to crochet with, but I did got through a novelty yarn phase circa 2002-2005 where I was making some pretty funky scarves with multiple strands of different yarns. In questi giorni, I tend to use mostly straight yarns and let my stitches do the funky stuff.

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@undergroundcrafter As with any switch to a more natural and simple way of life, there are some tough things to consider when you make the switch to natural fibers. Per esempio, many people love bamboo yarn because it is from a sustainable source but as several people have pointed out (più recentemente @FreshStitches in her first podcast) this yarn is often processed with chemicals that make it not so great for the earth. Likewise it's tough to know if the animals are being treated right when you're getting wool and other animal fibers. I still think it's worth making the kind of switch you've made ... just pointing that out.

I also love what you've said about letting your stitches make the neat designs instead of relying on the yarn to do it. I think that's a great way to think of simpler straight yarns.

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