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Apr 26, 2017 12:15:33   #
Frances6Pitts wrote:
I worked as a quality representative for a well known company for years. (Not yarn makers) I was really irritated when I heard several times from upper management that "The buyer has agreed to accept a certain percentage of defects." I always wondered what the customer would say when they knew that they paid the same price for this item with or without defects. Just saying........

I agree. I can't help but think that the management team of yarn companies are laughing their butts off at us while we accept their make-believe stories of "industry standards". There are different standards depending on the company that was asked. Someone up-thread mentioned 4 knots per skein. That particular company has some pretty low standards for quality. If I knit a pair of socks from 2 - 50 gram skeins, I'm supposed to join the yarn 8 times and accept that? I Don't Think So. If I get just one knot in 100 grams of sock yarn, I'm not a happy camper, but I usually won't complain. Two knots in every 100 grams and I'd probably never use that yarn again. My standards are higher.
Apr 26, 2017 08:51:31   #
bigmargaret1 wrote:
Trying to get back to knitting after many years. I am overwhelmed by all different yarn. I am knitting for charity, baby items and wondered what you all recommend for type of yarn. Love reading all your wonderful input.

Acrylic is what I usually choose for babies. You didn't list the country you live in or what weight of yarn you're looking for, so it's difficult to suggest something specific.
Apr 25, 2017 10:56:36   #
dragonfly7673 wrote:
That actually sounds like someone ruined and returned it and it got put back because the person accepting the return didn't know to check for it. My mom works at a craft store... they've even had people try to return yarn stuffed with something like Red Heart to make the ball look full.

I hadn't thought of that because I ordered from Herrschnerr's. I tend not to think of them as a store where yarn can be returned, just internet and catalog, but they do have a retail store so it's possible. That's not the first time that's happened to me either so double grrrrrr.
Apr 25, 2017 09:10:57   #
I just purchased a ball of Premiere Home Cotton for a dishcloth. Stuffed inside the middle of the ball was a blob of yarn. I thought it was the beginning of the ball. Nope. It was 4 or 5 separate pieces wadded up and stuffed inside to either meet weight or hide the big hole in the middle. About 7 grams worth of pieces that I just tossed. It could have been a mill end they "fixed" to sell at full price. Grrrrrr.
Apr 24, 2017 17:49:46   #
Remember to bring your headgear! You never know when a flight attendant will deck you.
Apr 23, 2017 18:45:53   #
knit4ES wrote:
Ummm... look again... 3rd row from the bottom in the sport ... far right... Hunter is listed as a choice.....

Yeah, there is a Hunter in sport. I missed it the first time because it looked almost black on my screen!
Apr 23, 2017 16:17:20   #
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
Could this be a case of colors of yarn not looking the same on your screen as the actual yarn does?

I'd be willing to bet that's what happened, not a mislabeled color. There isn't a darker green in Brava sport than Dublin so they couldn't have made a mistake and sent a darker color.

On my screen it looks closer to a hunter green anyway.

eta: Never mind, there IS a Hunter Green in Brava sport.
Apr 23, 2017 12:35:16   #
Signature Needle Arts makes a 7 inch needle. They are by far the nicest straights I've ever used!

I couldn't keep buying them because I'd go broke, so instead I purchased the single point adapter for my Hiya Hiya interchangeable set. I can make 8 inch straights with their tips in sizes US 2-15.
Apr 23, 2017 12:01:50   #
aljellie wrote:
Merino is a very soft yarn and therefore pills a lot. The stretching was caused by the silk component. Silk has no memory and stretches a great deal, but because the yarn was mainly merino stretching should not have been a problem. As others have pointed out on other posts about Knit Picks yarns, they are now made in China which has notoriously low production standards.

That's not entirely true. Some of the Knit Picks yarns were always made in China. That's nothing new. But the ones that weren't, such as Wool of the Andes (made in Peru) and Felici (made in Italy), haven't had production moved to China. I have some of the Gloss Fingering and the tag says it's made in Peru. I don't have any of the Gloss DK but I'm going to assume it's also made in Peru. Knit Picks was purchased by another company but their yarns remain the same as they were before. For how long, nobody knows, but so far nothing has changed.
Apr 22, 2017 20:55:57   #
Beautiful Shannon. Tosh DK is an awesome yarn and both you and the pattern do it justice.
Apr 22, 2017 19:43:42   #
henhouse2011 wrote:
Made in USA....nice yarn...I use frequently

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Apr 22, 2017 11:50:46   #
dragonflylace wrote:
My question is this: Other than purchasing from an independent person; which company is strictly US based?

Brooklyn Tweed and Brown Sheep are two. Red Heart also comes to mind as most of their Super Saver line is produced in America. I'm sure there's more but not all that many more. America doesn't produce as much yarn as they once did.
Apr 22, 2017 08:43:26   #
I had a set of plastic dpns in 2.25 mm in a different brand. Can't remember the name off the top of my head. I don't know how anyone could knit with them. I wound up giving them away. Give me wood or metal any day.
Apr 22, 2017 08:25:26   #
Some lucky baby will get that. Just beautiful!
Apr 21, 2017 18:58:05   #
knit4ES wrote:
My go to about yarns is Ravelry... I'm sure you'll also learn from some other KPr's based on their personal experience..... 109 yards per skein ... worsted
You can look thru the thousands of projects... seems like since it is a fairly simple pattern you can get 2 out of one skein... of course, that depends on how big you make it.

Dishie is 190 yds per ball. Typo alert!
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