Help me find cheap-but-comfy yarn brands?
September 10, 2007 7:29 AM Subscribe
What yarn brands give the best quality for the price? I'm interested in designer yarn as well as more economical yarns.
posted by cowbellemoo to clothing, beauty, & fashion (22 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I'm new to knitting and find myself in a bit of a jam: the yarn stores around me tend to either carry super-cheap yarn (chain fabric stores) or super-pricey yarn (boutiques). So while I'm willing to get it all online, I'm overwhelmed by the many brands that are available. And since my local shops' offerings aren't diverse, I can't touch and feel my way to a few trusted brands that I can seek out online.
So far, I'm in love with Rowan, but can probably only afford it for special projects and whenever it's on sale. Knitpicks seems like a good economy brand, but I'd rather not just start buying sight unseen without some advice. What are some cheaper, but still comfy brands that I can knit up for friends without wanting to charge for materials?
In case you wanted to know: I'm interested mostly in scarves and hats, but may try a sweater soon if my confidence is up. So I'll be looking for bulky weight wool and alpaca yarn in earth tones.