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Schachenmayr Select Extra Soft Merino Color

Schachenmayr Select Extra Soft Merino Color is an unbelievably soft and elegant yarn with a creative self-patterning batik effect. You will adore this yarn, thanks to the very fine merino wool. The luxurious volume and soft elasticity guarantee extra-soft comfort. Great for accessories such as scarves, hat, mittens, bags, capes and fashionable winter knits, from pullovers to jackets. Made in Romania.

Note: the ball band may reference "SMC" - this is the same company as Schachenmayr.

Content:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/142yds
Gauge:
5.5 sts = 1" on US 4-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$9.95 ball $5.49 ball
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SMCSelect Extra Soft Merino Color
 
4.4

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        4.0

        Ikat-y & Batik-y !!!

        By Nanoi

        from Silver Spring, MD

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        Pros

        • Consistent Strand Size
        • Deep Saturated Color
        • Stitches Easily

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Colorful Fast Projects

          Comments about SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color:

          This yarn actually works best IMHO in making solid, or nearly so fabrics, ie not lacey, though I do intend to experiment with that. I am making a poncho and the fabric is turning out a LOT like ikat, WOW! The fabric is a bit dense for my usual tastes but I like what is unfolding before my eyes. I suggest the following as ideal projects: ponchos, blankets/afghans, winter hats

          Service and delivery comments:

          WEBS services was awesome as usual, and all skeins were from the same dye lot.

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          5.0

          So in love with this yarn

          By Sandy

          from Bradenton, Florida

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            Cons

              Best Uses

              • I Used It For Kids Hats

              Comments about SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color:

              This yarn knits up beautifully. Loved it so much I ordered more.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Warm rich depth of colors!

              By NINZO CT

              from North Haven, CT

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                    Comments about SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color:

                    Always great delivery! I did not know this yarn produced a batik effect as I only did 1/10th of a swatch. Yarn is soft and has great stitch definition in the small sample I made. I just can't get over the color depth...it's out of the ordinary that the colors are so saturated and beautiful. Think I'll have to get more!

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                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By Kathleen

                    from Richmond, VA

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                    Pros

                    • Quality
                    • reasonable price
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garments

                      Comments about SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color:

                      I bought this yarn to make a dress. My daughter only wanted it from THIS yarn that was pictured with the pattern. I was glad to find this at a reasonable price (was on sale), and in the color I needed. I'm loving working with it and can't wait to see the finished product.

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                      3.0

                      Pretty, but some problems

                      By Hi rise Kathy

                      from St. Paul, MN

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                      Pros

                      • Color
                      • Nice hand

                      Cons

                      • Dye runs
                      • Splits Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters scarves

                      Comments about SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Color:

                      This yarn is very soft, as advertised, and the colors (I used the purple/gold combination) are striking. One note on that colorway: there is a lot of gold, contrary to what is pictured.
                      The yarn splits easily, but was OK once I got used to it. The biggest problem was that the purple dye ran a lot when it was washed, and changed to gold color quite a bit. That was definitely not good.

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