The type of yarn chosen for a project is every bit as important as the pattern chosen. I won't go into all the details but let me just say that if the wrong yarn is chosen a project simply doesn't look professional, its not comfortable, and very likely won't hold its shape. Yes, people who write patterns DO suggest a particular yarn or a particular blend of yarn for a reason. But knowing what yarn will work and what yarn won't work is something that takes a little time to learn and a little skill. But all that aside I want to share my FAVORITE website for luxury yarns. There's no question that the prices are outstanding for the variety of fibers they offer. Let me introduce KnitPicks. http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/knitting_yarns.html
The quintessential one stop shop for all things "fiber-y" yarn, tools, patterns, books, how-to's, ect. . Now I've kept this website as a trade secret for YEARS but if my customers can benefit from the beauty of KnitPicks then I can only say, enjoy!
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