Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Patons SWS Review

I love the colors. I love the stripping. I love the patterns that have been designed for this yarn.

I do not love the yarn itself.

The skein that I used to make my hat yesterday had been cut and tied in not one, not two and not even three but four different places that I came across in the part of the skein I used.

Its also very scratchy. My head itches when I wear it. I have not washed it yet, so perhaps that will make it softer.....one can hope this is the case since so many people are making hats with it.

I still have several skeins that need to find projects. No idea what they will be though since I really am not up to making more hats with this yarn, although I really do like the stripping and the colors and the hat patterns that are available for this yarn!

Anyone else have any thoughts on SWS?

10 comments:

Deneen said...

I had some of those knot issues and lately, it seems, it's happening all the time, even the pricier yarn.

I like the striping of SWS-however it is itchy to me also. I made a case for my camera and felted it and, although it shows some stitch definition, it's fuzzish and and I like it-it's not much softer.

I would suggest, something I wanted to do, the pillow pattern Patons has on their site-it's felted and looks beautiful or maybe a bag.

Brandee said...

I almost bought some the other day to make your hat, but put it back when I saw the knots. But, have you thought of doing fuzzy feet? I only say that because I am currently in LOVE with the ones I'm making - and since it's suppsed to be felted it shouldnt matter. Also, check Ravelry to see what others are making with the sws.

Anonymous said...

try this to get rid of the itch : put in plastic bag, squeeze air out and close, then put in the freezer for 24 hours. it sounds totally wacky, but it works.

AmysBabies said...

I made one scarf out of SWS and it was so scratchy I could hardly even touch it! I liked the colors, but not enough to deal with the knots, fuzz and scratch.

Vik said...

I´m sorry, Kim. It seemed a soft yarn in the picture... I´m curious about what the anonymous comments here, why don´t you give a try? Maybe it works!

Kate said...

have you thought of using it for a bag. I really love the colors they have in this yarn but if it is itchy you might want to felt it.

Vera H. said...

Mine didn't have so many knots. I was crocheting a bag with it that I really need to finish. I like how the yarn stripes, and it has a lovely sheen

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I will try to make something else with it, but a different colorway...perhaps it was just the one I bought....we shall see!

Kellycat said...

I have purchased this for other's... like in swaps and such. I'm glad that you posted about it because it is very pricey for that kind of review.

I just knew that it felt to good to be true. It also looks to good to be true as well. Very pretty stuff!

Lara said...

I had a knot issue with another yarn (I forget which one) but it was a stripy yarn and I found that the yarn was attached backwards (meaning the colors went in the opposite direction after the knot). What a pain that was, since I had to completely unravel the skein and reroll in the correct direction. I have some SWS in my stash, but I haven't used it yet.