To Begin: A Yarn Meme

Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in 8901 (Purple)

Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in 8901 (Purple)

Whilst clicking about on Ravelry, I came across a cute Popular Yarns Meme, which was supposedly started on Feather & Fan, but the original link is now gone, the original was for the top 50 yarns, but its SO HARD to keep that kind of list up to date, so I’ve snipped it to the top 25… 😉 Definitely changes to the list since even last month when the other meme results I saw were posted.

Out of the top 50 25 yarns on Ravelry (by number of projects):
Bold the ones you’ve used and would use again,
Cross out the ones you’ve used and would not use again,
and italicize the ones you’ve never tried, but would like to.
Add comments as desired, and tag 5 knitters/crocheters if desired…

ARE YOU READY?! SO many yarns, so much snobbery on my part… xD

1, Cascade 220 Wool, 71457 projects
2, Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted, 63405 projects — I need like, a MEGA bold option…
3, Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids, 60078 projects
4, Caron Simply Soft, 54173 projects
5, Lily Sugar’n Cream Solid, 49951 projects
6, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solids and Heathers, 42481 projects
7, Patons Classic Wool Merino, 40560 projects
8, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solid, 38937 projects
9, Noro Kureyon, 30735 projects
10, Cascade 220 Heathers, 27820 projects
11, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, 27640 projects
12, Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, 26774 projects
13, Noro Silk Garden, 26098 projects
14, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, 25735 projects
15, Lion Brand Homespun, 24577 projects
16, Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Solids, 23315 projects
17, Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres & Prints, 23104 projects
18, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, 22655 projects
19, Cascade 220 Superwash, 22324 projects
20, Patons Classic Wool, 22000 projects
21, Plymouth Encore Worsted, 21434 projects
22, Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Ombres, 19195 projects
23, Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky, 17557 projects
24, Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), 17547 projects
25, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock – Lightweight, 17530 projects

Some of these are kind of shocking to me that they appear so much, and then when I think about it it makes sense.  Does please me, however, that Malabrigo Worsted is so high up, since its SOOO delicious! And I know, its hard times and acrylics etc are cheap but ugh IDK how people manage to knit with them so much… Okay so about ten months ago I would’ve totally got it. But in the interim, YARN SNOBBERY HAS TAKEN OVER! And now I just can’t do it. I keep trying to use it to make Mum stuff as she’s allergic to animal fibres, and it DRIVES ME CRAZY NOW!

I know it totally has its uses, especially for people like my Mum – and consequently my Dad since Mum does all the washing – and its cheaper and for toys and things its totally more durable. But… I can’t do it. I’M SORRY MUM!

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