7.04.2011

giveaway #64

Even though there were only 10 photo entries in the contest for last giveaway's grand prize, I've learned that it's a lot harder to actually pick a winner based on choice rather than randomly generated number! Drum roll please... the winner of the Grand Prize NINE skeins of Quince & Co. puffin is:

saderakki

I really admired her photo for its composition, angle and prop. The colors of her shawl are brilliant and bold, and her explanation of how she "wears" her shawl in the comments was genius. A bookmark!! Love it!


The randomly chosen runner up that wins 2 skeins of osprey is:

Donner

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prizes.



Happy 4th of July (for my fellow Americans)! The fireworks are a rockin' outside while I'm writing up this blog post. Unfortunately though I'm unable to see any of them. That's what I get for living in the woods. **

** I had some technical difficulties in publishing this post. I apologize for the delay.

I'm happy to bring you a sponsor today that is not only very talented at what she does, but also a treat to listen to. Introducing: Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts. I first stumbled across Tanis's beautiful yarn after reading a post on the French Press Knits blog back in March. I knew then that I just had to contact Tanis and get her on YOTH for you.

I was so excited when she not only agreed to be our sponsor and guest, but she also agreed to do a video interview with me. Yay! Check it out:





Links and such from the videos:

- Tanis Fiber Arts

- Tanis's really cool Colours page.

- Example of the Mallard color in all the different bases.

- All the yarn bases offered.

- Sunnyside Baby Cardigan

- TFA knitting designs

- The Four Seasons Hat e-book

- I Heart Aran sweater


Thank you, Tanis, for being our guest and sponsor.


* If you did not watch the super awesome-wonderful-terrific video, shame on you! Kidding! But, I do want to mention that Tanis has one of the best laid out online yarn shops I have ever seen. So, I highly recommend visiting her site, if only for the lovely eye candy! Her colours page has all the available colorways neatly together in one area, and then if you click on an individual color, it'll take you to a page where it shows you how that specific colorway looks on all the different yarn bases offered. Really?! As an avid and well-trained yarn shopper myself, I can't get over how pleasing and helpful that is.

And, I'm going to be a mean blog hostess and not tell you what you have the opportunity to win this time. If you want to know, watch the interview!


I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 7/17/11. Tanis wants to know, "What's your favorite weight of yarn to knit with? My answer would be: My favorite weight of yarn would have to be fingering weight, it's so versatile and can do anything! Shawls, socks, hats, gloves, sweaters... the possibilities are endless!" I have to whole heartedly agree with Tanis. Fingering weight just rocks!



I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

220 comments:

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suburban prep said...

My favorite weight of yarn is DK. I like the others of fingering and worsted but I gravitate towards DK.

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Nadine said...

I like the finer weights from lace to sock. I have made sweaters from this fine weight and love them. Socks and scarfs abound at my home.

2o2n said...

I like Sport weight, because it doesn´t take ages to make a garmnet out of it.

Ginger said...

I like fingering weight also. Even though I know it's not exactly true, I feel like I get the most 'bang for my buck' out of it.

EWeber said...

I'm with you - fingering. I can pick up a skein anytime as a treat and I know it'll become something.

Robin said...

I do love fingering weight, but can't resist Worsted weight for it's quickness.

JoAnna said...

Her site is gorgeous. And her yarn!

I too love the fingering weight. I love to knit socks with fancy stitches, and a good, tightly twisted fingering weight is my fav.

Amanda said...

I like yarn with some weight to it, like worsted weight. It seems so warm and comfy.

amchart said...

I'd have to say at the moment I prefer sport or worsted because of the instant gratification. So little time to knit with so many little ones, it's nice to actually complete projects in a reasonable time frame.

Mim said...

My fav is fingering. All other weights just aren't quite right when I'm knitting them.

Jen said...

I like fingering weight as well, though I am partial to worsted since it is a workhorse as well!

The Werling's said...

I do love fingering...but right now i have been using worsted. With baby #2 on the way...it's just a little easier to get things knitted up for the time being.

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Sangeetha said...

worsted or dk since most of what i do is sweaters

but hello any yarn would suffice for a yarn addict right :) ???

דנה said...

My favorite weight of yarn would have to be DK :) and love the way the site organized too :)

Marlitharn said...

My favorite weight depends on what kind of "kick" I'm on at the time. I'm currently on a wild sock kick, so I'm drooling over fingering yarns, but I feel myself edging into a lace-knitting kick, so I've started digging in my stash fondling my lace yarns. When the weather gets cooler I'll probably get into a sweater kick and start shopping for nice squishy worsted and bulky.

Brenda said...

I have to say: it depends!
Of course fingering is great for socks, shawls and small items. But I wouln't (couldn't) knit a cozy cabled cardigan out of it!
So I would choose mostly DK, and sometimes worsted for sweaters, depending on if there were details like lace or colorwork in it.

Thanks!
(goodstuff on Rav)

Kassia said...

"It depends" for me too! I gravitate towards fingering weight especially (I looove knitting socks!!) but I have lots of gorgeous worsteds in my stash too. :)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My computer is past the age of being able to watch videos, but if the prize is from Tanis, I know I want in! I don't have a favorie weight but I do have more Sport through worsted weight yarns. I get 99% of my yarn from thrift shops, and lighter yarns aren't donated often.

Lydia said...

definitely fingering weight-so much you can do with it, and so many choices

Kara said...

I feel kind of bad for admitting that my favorite weight is dk or even worsted. It seems so much more sophisticated to say sock or lace-weight, but although I love those too I love seeing quick results even more.

Beautiful shop, and lovely giveaway!

Sparkee Spud said...

Ooh I've been lusting after some Tanis Fiber Arts for awhile now.

My favorite weight is also fingering as I can do socks, shawls, scarves, and things out of it. (deja vu anyone?)

Mujercita said...

I'm a pretty big fan of fingering weight, too- I love knitting shawls and socks, and it works so well for both!

Elaine said...

Definitely fingering or sport weight for their versatility. Anything goes!

Beth said...

My favorite weight of yarn is DK when I can find it available in gorgeous colors. Often I end up buying fingering instead.

samanthaellman.com said...

My favorite weight is DK as it's warm enough for winter gear but fine enough to not add a lot of bulk.

evan said...

i would have to say dk. you can do so much with it. worsted is a little too heavy and fingering can sometimes be daunting, but dk is just right.

BrittanyLaine said...

I'd say it's a tie between fingering and worsted. I love fingering for all the reasons you mentioned, but I love worsted for how fast it can go!

Cary said...

I have just discovered my love of fingering weight. I never knew what I was missing.

Kristina said...

My favorite is sport. I love how versatile it is.

Avila said...

I do love fingering for the versatility and plethora of yarn choices. BUT I am currently working on a sweater in worsted and I LOVE how quickly it's going!

billicummings said...

Worsted seems to fly from my needles and is a comfortable weight for my knits.

Amber said...

It's hard to say. I prefer to knit with DK as it's mostly for kids jerseys and is so much quicker. I prefer worsted for hats and scarfs (nice and cosy). But I do like using fingering or lace for my own garments as I don't like bulky clothing.

Debbie S said...

I like DK weight, but fingering is a very close second.

Amanda said...

Tough call. I'm on a serious heavy lace/light fingering jag over the last few months, but that might change when the weather cools off. Lucky for me I don't have to choose just one!

Judi A. said...

I guess I like knitting with worsted weight best. DK would be second.

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MelissaHB said...

My favourite yarn weight is fingering. I have an unmanagable amount of it in my stash. It's the one go to that I always buy.

I also LOVE this giveaway bc as a fellow Canadian I LOVE talented Canadian artists :-)

Andrea said...

I've been buying a lot of fingering and laceweight yarn lately. It's just something about the lightweight-ness of the garment it produces!

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Suzanne said...

I don't have a favorite yarn weight because I like to knit various depending on my mood. Sometimes I really want a fast knit (using worsted or aran) and other times, I'm so happy to knit with fingering. I like how a typical skein of fingering tends to yield quite a big project though.

Faye said...

Fingering! It's like grabbing a Snickers bar in the checkout line at the grocery store... One little skein that brightens your day without breaking the bank. Plus, there are just so many gorgeous fingering yarns out there!

Julia said...

I really enjoy knitting with laceweight and fingering or sock weight yarns. I love the fine-textured cloth that results, and I also like the kinds of things one typically makes with lighter-weight yarns (socks, scarves, light-weight sweaters). But I'm fairly easy to please--the only weight of yarn I really don't like at all is bulky weight.

Kathy said...

I love fingering, for its versatility and the fact that I can buy just one skein for a project.

CelticCastOn said...

Fingering or sport weight fit the bill for me.

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arlene-marie said...

I gotta go with fingering - I love to knit socks and shawls, and this weight works for both (although lately I've developed a special fondness for silk/merino fingering!)

Christina said...

While I love fingering weight, my favourite has to be worsted. I make a lot of hats and mittens, and they have to be warm! Also, worsted weight yarn just feels satisfyingly substantial when I work with it.

Muchacha said...

My favorite weight is definitely worsted. Not too fine so I don't get bored when I knit a sweater (because it knit quickly), and not to bulky to wear.

Jane said...

My favorite is definitely fingering weight because I love to knit and wear handknit socks. You cannot have enough of them!

Anonymous said...

It's fingering weight for me, too! Once I figured out how versatile it is, it's almost all I buy unless I have a specific project in mind.
(SarahVV on Rav)

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love sport weight for socks. They are a little thicker but still great in my Crocs and they knit up so much faster! Close second would be sock weight yarns. They are so readily availble and so many patterns to choose from too!
woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

V said...

Great interview! My favourite is fingering, as I've been teaching myself to knit socks, and it's wonderful.
I love Tanis's website, too. So glad she mentioned this interview, as I've just added yours to my feed. Thanks Veronica!
Signed,
Veronica

Rachelle said...

another fingering weight fan here; I do like heavier and lighter as well though; they all have their uses.

Meg said...

I like worsted since I can make most anything out of it. I make a lot of things for my grandchildren and it's my go-to yarn.

Jean Ashley said...

I like fingering/sock weight yarn best for it's versatility, though if you looked at my stash, you'd probably find more laceweight than sock yarn. I'm jashleyslc on Ravelry.

Maria said...

dk/8ply is definitely my fave. I enjoy 4ply, but only for small projects, and dislike 10ply - my fingers ache :-(

JoannaCos (Ravelry) said...

Her website is like a visual fruit salad - colorful, refreshing and delicious!

I love the versatility of fingering but I also love the quick progress of working with dk and worsted weight yarns.

nina said...

Hmm, I'd have to say that currently it's fingering. I've only just 'discovered' knitting with it, and love it because there are SO many yarns out there, and you can make an entire item out of one skein so it's not too expensive! Lovely interview with Tanis - I just ordered some of her yarns and can't wait to start knitting with them.

Pauline said...

I love how Tanis organizes her website by colour. It's a great idea. My favourite line is Aran Green Label. I love the bounce in the yarn and it's beautiful and durable yarn for young active children. Tanis's Purple label is a close second. So soft and yummy.

Marina said...

fingering/sock weight because it comes in such fun colors! (and doesn't add to the stash....or so the myth goes)

Karen said...

I like to knit with worsted, but buy way more fingering weight yarn for socks and shawls.

Jaime P said...

Worsted and fingering - depending on the project

Chris said...

I like middle-of-the-road dk weight for its versatility, though it's so hot right now all I can think of is fingering wt. Great interview with one of my favourite dyers!

Amanda said...

I seem to go through stages with my faves- summertime equals light fingering weights, fall and winter call for bulkier knits. But I've been spinning mostly DK weight right now and fantasizing about what those yarns will end up being so... :-)

Kristen said...

I prefer fingering weight. It's so versatile. :)

Karalee said...

I think I'd have to say fingering too, for the same reason: because you can make just about everything with it.

Nathalie said...

I like fingering weight best - it feels the most comfortable while being knitted up.

Natalie Servant said...

I like the new strict blog host ;)
I also love working with lace & fingering weight, mostly because I'm usually knitting shawls. I'm starting to see the virtues of thicker yarns though.

Tara said...

For me its a tossup between fingering and worsted - they're both super versatile.

Kelly Magill said...

My favourite is fingering weight. Especially Tanis's Purple Label cashmere finger weight. Just totally lucious.

yarrrnmatey said...

This may sound odd but I like lace or worsted, Lace is just so pretty and fun to knit and worsted keeps me knitting by being so fast to knit with!

Rachel said...

I love DK for toys and things but for clothing worsted just feels more...real! Solid and proper and squishy.

knitterlydesigns said...

Right now I would say fingering weight because you can do so much with just one skein of yarn.

Sylvie said...

I love fingering weight - you can make pretty much anything out of it, it's frequently washable, and you can always hold it doubled for a quicker knit.

Trevor Walker said...

Aran or chunky. It knits up so fast and makes something so warm!

Jen said...

I love worsted. It just has this awesome substantial feel -- it's not going to fall apart if you breathe on it wrong!

Rachel said...

I think I like fingering the best right now but it can change very soon. This is the way I am,,,! :)

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Liz said...

I've recently fallen in love with fingering weight! Though every once in awhile my fingers will need DK or worsted.

Eva said...

I really love lace weight. I'm not sure why, maybe its my current obsession with lace shawls. But it is a good weight for most anything in Florida, as lighter seems to be better.

Sarah Bear said...

I like DK weight. It's warm when knit tightly, but can become an airy shawl, as well!

bitten78 said...

I am truely addicted to fingering weight, the versatility is awesome and you can just fall in love with a color and figure out what it will be when the mood strikes. I must say that for a relative newbie like myself sport weight for shawls is the way to go to get initiated into lace, much easier to get the hang of and quicker of course too.

barra said...

I love fingering for its versatlity for scarves, shawls socks and DK for the warmth it gives.

Kate said...

I think mine is also fingering. Try as I might to purchase other weights more frequently, I always find myself drawn to them. Plus, they make such lovely things with just 1 skein often times.

affiknity said...

My favorite yarn weight is DK. Not too thick, not too thin - just right.

Zilliah Bailey said...

I love all yarn! But my favourite is bulky yarn - I just love big obvious stitches.

Katie said...

I have a bit of a thing for finer weight yarns like lace and fingering - there is so much you can do with them! Plus, I like the looks from non-knitters I get when I work in public. :)

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I love worsted weight yarn- it makes for great cozy shawls in no time, and I find it generally very warm and comfy!

Tirso said...

Hmmm, difficult one. I would say worsted. Although, I used a lot of other weights and enjoyed them too.
For me it's more important that the result looks good, whatever weight is used.

Nicole said...

I'd have to agree with you and Tanis, for the same reasons! Plus there's almost always enough in one hank of fingering to make something!

josiekitten said...

I love fingering weight yarn - you only need one skein so can splash out and treat yourself to something quite luxurious for a special project. There is just so much amazing choice.

Stephanie RJ said...

Fingering! I always end up gravitating to fingering.

bbmowery said...

Saying my favorite is bulky seems so wrong but feels so right. Give me fat yarn and big needles any day of the week. I like FAST! :)

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doviejay said...

I have to say, my favorite is Fingering, just like Tanis - it's so lovely and versatile, and there is so much variety these days. 100% merino to cashmere blends, and beautiful shaded solids and crazy variegated colors - they're so beautiful!

Sue Lowe said...

I agree. Fingering is lovely. Nothing heavier than a DK or I can't wear the sweater inside because it's too hot. Fingering weight also allows for more pattern expression since you have more stitches to the inch to work with. Picturing a beautiful fair isle done with some of the beautiful colours from the colour page is making my mouth water.

Christine said...

My favorite weight to knit with is sport to heavy fingering. This may be because my favorite yarn is a sport weight so I adapt.

Caitlin said...

I tend to pick up worsted weight because I know I can knit/crochet QUICKLY with it. Although i'm going to agree with many of the previous comments in that you can ALWAYS make something out of a skein of sock yarn...not just socks at that!

I'd also add that Tanis is JUST as wonderful in person as she is in a video interview. One of my favourite Yarn-people ever!!!

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constantly knitting said...

My favorite all time weight of yarn is lace-weight. I knit a lot of lace, and I have been known to combine lace weights to make my own tweedy dk or worsted weight. I'm a process knitter, so the more stitches I get out of it, the happier I am :)

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ohdessa said...

My favorite is fingering weight.

Lizbert said...

I think I'd say sport weight. Knits up faster than fingering, but still has the versatility to make a variety of items.

That being said, most of my yarn is worsted or fingering.

Huset i midten said...

I also like fingering, especially on rather thick needles. Quick to knit and a loose, drapey fabric.

Retha said...

definitely fingering weight yarn! rethers on rav

Ammo said...

I prefer fingering weight, but I'll take a nice sport any day too!

Erin said...

Well, I certainly knit mostly in fingering, but I do love how quickly worsted knits up. Love, love the four seasons hats! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Cindy said...

Fingering ... it travels well, can be used for some many different types of projects, and then I love the colors!

patsy said...

my favorite is worsted weight. I like to knit hats and scarves

Toniatwister said...

I am totally addicted to fingering weight. Mainly I knit socks ( preemie hats & baby socks with the leftovers). Planning to do my first shawl as soon as I decide on the perfect pattern. Second place has to go to sport from which I make baby blankets
Thank you for your blog I realy enjoy it!

Alice said...

Another vote for fingering weight--although I knit with them all depending on the project.

Michelle said...

I definitely prefer worsted. I like that it knits up fast. DK is a close fave those because it use is SO versatile.

Katie said...

For me it's a tie between fingering weight & super bulky. I started on socks almost as soon as I learned to knit and I'm hooked! But I also love a squooshy, super bulky yarn that is soft and makes projects seem to fly off the needles. (Ravelry name: MsKatie)

lorraine said...

i really love worsted..but fingering is a close second! raineoc@yahoo.com

Kamigaeru said...

Now that I have worked my way down from worsted to lace weight over the years, I still think my favorite weight is fingering. It IS so versatile... knits up a bit faster than lace, but one can still get very gratifying results with smaller-than-worsted/sport-yarn!

Rachel R. said...

Has to be fingering weight - I think it's the most versatile of all the weights. Shawls, socks, hats, even sweaters - though I mostly make shawls!

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Lesley said...

Fingering weight is definitely my favourite. It doesn't knit up too quickly so I feel I'm getting great value for money and it's also so versatile!

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Bethany said...

Fingering weight rules my knitting life! Shawls, hats, socks, sweaters -- they all look amazing in fingering weight yarn. And it lets me indulge my love of indie dyers without breaking the bank!

kristyh1981 said...

Fingering weight is my fave for sure! I don't make sock but still use a lot of fingering weight yarn.

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mjm knitting said...

I too love the versatility of sock weight yarn, but when I need an instant gratification knit I turn to bulky yarns.

Linda said...

Although most of my stash is worsted weight, I'm finding I like working with finer yarns. I'm finishing a sweater now with fingering weight and also have made several shawlettes from my sock yarn stash. Tanis' yarns are beautiful and I hope to try some soon.

Kristin said...

I'm also a fingering weight girl, but I have yet to use it for a large item like a sweater. We'll see

erin said...

my favorite used to always be worsted weight yarn, but lately I think that's changed to fingering weight!

Emily said...

Fingering weight is my favorite -- I like to knit all kinds of things, but I keep coming back to socks.

jacey said...

Wow - lots of fingering weight lovers out there! Count me in!! I like the oodles of possibilities with a fingering yarn as well as knitting with smaller needles. That being said, I've been working on a sweater made of a fingering weight yarn FOREVER...so for sweaters I say I prefer a heavier weight.

ChrisC said...

Ooh, picking a favorite weight is tough. Most of what I make is in either fingering (for shawls and some baby stuff) or worsted. I DON'T like bulky or heavy worsted -- the results just feel too inelegant to me.

Enid said...

To sound like everybody else, I like fingering weight. It's great to work with for just about any knitting.

Susan G said...

I would have to agree and go with fingering weight as my favorite!

Pixi's boutique said...

Fingering weight! Living in Arizona makes wearing heavier weight yarn a little unbearable sometimes. So my usual go to yarn is Fingering weight, love it! I also love all the colors Tanis fiber has to offer! simply beautiful!

Sabrina said...

I think I am most comfortable working with worsted. This could just be because I haven't broadened my horizons enough and am just now starting to work with finer yarns. But, I do like worsted's versatility, you can make pretty much anything with it and it will be a pretty quick project.

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Magses said...

Fingering is the yarn I have the most use for. Just one skein is often enough for whatever I can think to make of it. That's rarely the case for other weights!

dizzyknitter said...

I have to say that DK is my favorite yarn weight. I love fingering also, but I don't feel that I'm going to go blind when knitting on DK.

Juliaknit said...

Fingering weight definitely!

Sarah said...

DK is my favourite, with fingering as a close #2. Using DK doesn't result in bulky FOs, and also knits up very quickly.

Plus, Tanis's DK is to die for. Soft, squishy yarns in beautiful colourways.

Adriana said...

I go back and forth on this. I love fingering weight for socks, shawls, summer cardis, and baby stuff, and I also love worsted for quicker versions of all those things. I guess fingering wins but just by a little bit.

Reikjavyk said...

I go from fingering to worsted and love them all for different projects. I love socks made with fingering weight and worsted sweaters for winter!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Although it usually comes in smaller skeins, my favorite weight is worsted...My fingers cramp a lot when using smaller weights..

Megan said...

Tricky question: I like the finished product of fingering yarn, but like the speed and instant results of worsted. Mostly I just need a wonderful yarn to knit with! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Christine said...

I love DK weight! Most of my knits are for my children and this weight just works so well for little people!

mereoshop said...

I've loved TFA since I purchased her fingering weight in Orange Blossom. That skein of yarn was my companion on a long drive from Manitoba to New Brunswick.

JMacKnits said...

I love fingering weight yarns... makes baby things to adult things!!! And I LOVE TFA!!!

Mary H said...

My favourite weight of yarn is DK and then fingering.

sacha said...

I just made a fingering weight vest and (although it took some time) it is lovely to do a substantial piece with fine yarn!

Christine Lima said...

I do tend to like the worsted best...makes a nice fabric, not too bulky, but knits up quickly enough. Sock yarn is often very pretty, but the tiny needles frustrate me!

katherinelynn_04 said...

It is a tie between worsted and fingering. Worsted because it knits up so quick, and fingering because it comes in such beautiful handpaints (and also you get so much knitting for the price!)
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Kathy said...

My favorite is fingering, with lace running a close second.

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neferatowen said...

My favourite weight of yarn goes back and forth between fingering and worsted. Fingering for the gorgeous socks that I can create with it. Worsted is my favourite when I want something to go quick (like a sweater).

slmiller8 said...

I've decided I don't really have a favorite weight-I make sweaters and other projects will all weights of yarn. I have a least favorite, however, which is bulky weight yarn.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed making the Baby Shane blanket which was DK weight. But I also enjoy the sock weight and just bought some aran weight!! Do I have to pick just one!?

Janet
(janjet on rav)

Debra said...

My favorites are fingering and lace weight. I am a big fan of Tanis's yarn and website. Love the colour!

kat said...

I love the feel of fingering for myself, but prefer knitting in dk when making sweaters for my boys. I can finish them faster before they grow out of it!

kmvdvm said...

fingering/dk for the finished product - especially baby clothes - but you can't beat super chunky for the sense of accomplishment of a finished product in a single afternoon!!!

FW said...

Fingering! Not only because it creates the most wearable fabric, but because there are so meany beautiful hand dyed options available.

Anonymous said...

I like fingering for knitting lace shawls - my new favorite

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Spikey said...

Probably DK weight, but am a big fan of how quickly worsted weight knits up.

Angela said...

My favorite yarn weight would have to be DK......not too heavy, not too light.

Debbie said...

My fav weight is fingering. I use it most fro socks and fingerless mitts. Thanks for the mystery giveaway. Debbie H

Angela said...

My favorite weight of yarn seems to change depending on what my favorite projects of the season seem to be, lately I am loving Sport weight yarns as I am knitting an abundance of baby sweaters. Its fine enough that I can use US size 2 needs but thick enough that the projects seem to go quickly.
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Sue N said...

My favorite weight of yarn is fingering. I love to make socks and shawls. Right now I'm working on a sweater made of fingering weight and am amazed at how quickly it's going together! Maybe it's because the color is so great.

toni in florida said...

What a fun interview! I'd always wondered what Tanis' voice sounded like (after reading her blog for so long), and now I know.

My fav weight of yarn if I'm knitting for myself: DK. If I'm making a baby project: fingering or heavy fingering.

You can find me at cupcakencorset at gmail (you know the rest). Thanks for having such a generous giveaway.

Leah said...

I love fingering weight yarns - especially semi-solid ones!

Catherine said...

Fingering weight gets my vote because you only have to buy one skein and you can have a beautiful project.

Rea said...

Living in the southern US, it gets warm in February/March and stays that way until October/November so I like fingering weight yarn best. I also like it because it is versatile enough to make different sorts of items. I am so glad Tanis posted about her interview with YOTH because now I've found a whole new knitting blog to keep up with! I really enjoyed the interview too.

CK said...

I used to love worsted weight, but have grown to like thinner yarns over time. I just started knitting socks, so I think fingering is my new favorite.

Jade said...

I like buying fingering weight yarn, 'cos I can knit some many different things with it, from socks to shawls. But I also use a lot of DK for making toys.

Jen said...

Gosh! I don't know! I do like DK unless I want to finish a project fast then I like a bulky yarn!

The RedHeaded Minion said...

My favorite weight of yarn to knit with is sock (fingering) because I love to knit shawls.. I'm making a sock yarn blanket too!!

Kathy said...

I think I like good old worsted the best... would like to try some finer weight yarns for small projects, but I love being able to see the work progressing quickly using worsted.

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Frankly Beka said...

I don't know that I can pick just one weight of yarn. Sport weight is wonderful for how quickly things can work up and still feel delicate. And fingering is great for its versatility. And I have yet to meet a lace weight yarn I haven't enjoyed. So hard to pick just one!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite weight yarn is DK but I knit with worsted weight most of the time. I have some fingering weight to knit some shawls.

fracksmom said...

I loved sport wt until i discovered finger wt for shawls and sweaters that are light and airy.

but being a yarn addict I love any yarn that is gifted to me.

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Stranded Things said...

I have to say, my favorite yarn weight tends to be the opposite of what I've last worked with! I'm a big fan of variety. I also find texture to be more important to me than weight, but if I just have to pick one I do believe my fingers have loved some aran yarns the best.

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely interview! TFA is my absolute favorite yarn company, so thank you for doing a great interview, it was really cool to watch.

My favorite weight to work with is Aran, it's so satisfying to see the stitches knit up so quickly, and it's deliciously cozy... it just has everything I love in a yarn haha I honestly do heart Aran.
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Anonymous said...

I love love love DK, it's the best of both worlds between the heavier and the lighter weights! So much fun.

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karen alho said...

Fingering for socks, anything else is too heavy for the climate where I live. And D.K. for sweaters and cat and kid toys!

Turtle said...

It's a toss up between fingering and worsted. Both seem to be so popular in patterns! :)

Kim said...

I think my favorite yarn wt to knit w/is DK. It's still pretty versatile…garments, blankets, gloves, shawls, but not so thin that it seems like it takes forever for something to knit up.

Melamalie said...

My favourite weight of yarn is worsted. I like using other weights, but I love the size of stitches and thickness of fabric that I get with worsted. :)

Maryanne & Duke said...

I go crazy for sock weight or lighter yarns. They are so versatile and you can double, triple, etc, to get a heavier weight if desired.

Rachel D. said...

I whole-heartedly agree that fingering weight is awesome. It truly is versitile and delicate.

Tara said...

Fingering. I can buy fingering without having a specific project in mind, and know that it will always be used.

Juney said...

DK weight is my favorite. It is versatile and knits up quicker than the finer yarns.

Anonymous said...

My favorite weight of yarn is DK. I love the versatility of this weight and especially enjoy to work with merino DK.
karenc.firestonefarms@cogeco.net

Emily said...

Fingering. I think almost any texture looks fantastic in that weight.

PenCraft said...

Fingering, without a doubt. I really like laceweight too :)

Jan said...

Fingering weight is also my favorite. So much you can do with fingering weight. I love the baby things I've done, as well as the shawls!

Thanks for the contest!

Jan
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Sara said...

My favorite weight of yarn is fingering - mainly cause I can knit socks or shawls with it

nhsarab at yahoo dot com
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Elizabeth said...

I have to agree that fingering is my favorite. The options are endless and there seems to be such a great variation in colors that you don't find in other weights.

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ikkinlala said...

My favourite is fingering weight for its variety, versatility, and yardage (I can make a usable project out of a comparatively inexpensive amount of yarn).

Kenoshia said...

Ooh, a surprise! My favorite weight to knit with is fingering. I love knitting socks! I am making a shawl with fingering weight now, and I love how it is more sturdy than lace weight.

Yarnina on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love worsted weight - it's so solid and satisfying.

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Angelbibity Designs said...

I love worsted weight! I tried knitting with chunky yarns and it makes my hands hurt.

funderbug said...

Anything I can knit socks with, at least for the moment!

melosa said...

I don't know that I really have a favorite. It all depends on the project that I am working on. I'd say that I definitely use worsted the most because it is the most practical for where I live and who I knit for. But, I rather enjoy knitting with lighter weight yarns such as fingering or even lace. BTW, I was eyeing up Tanis's hats just the other day and have been dying to try out her yarns.

Phyllis said...

I like something a little thicker, but not all the way to bulky.

Maryse said...

Mine is fingering too! It's so delicate and fun to knit! Great podcast really... I didn't even know that Tanis is from Montreal and I love her patterns!

Debra said...

I enjoy working with all weights, but I especially like fingering/sock weight right now as heavier weights aren't as appealing to me during the hot, dry summer months. (I do keep a bag stocked with skeins of worsted cotton for dishcloths when I want a quick change of pace.)

Nuttygal said...

My favorite weight of yarn to knit with is....All weights. I know that that is such a lame answer but I just love yarn and knitting so much. It is amazing to me how you can take a skein of yarn super thin or super thick and make anything from a small sweater to a pair of socks to a hat or a scarf or shawl.
Thank you again for the wonderful drawing :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is fingering weight. I love to knit socks. Maybe, I should move on a bit. Ha!
LynnIL ravelry

fafaknits said...

Well at the moment I would probably have to say fingering too. Or maybe super bulky. Hmmm...

mhchong said...

My favorite weight yarn definitely varies with the season. I love fingering right now, as it's summer, and I can't imagine knitting with anything too heavy. But come fall and winter, I love knitting with worsted, using my bigger needles, and getting through my projects much faster.

eyebehold said...

It's hard to say what my 'favorite' weight is. I hate working with fine yarns when the project is being 'fussy', but they're my favorite when the stitches are flying... :/

jensknits said...

I love the colors and textures available in fingering weight yarns. I've been knitting small shawls this summer and I'm enjoying choosing colors to work with. The options are endless!

JodyH said...

As far as the finished product, I love the look and versatility of fingering weight. But for just the wonderful way it feels in my hands as I'm knitting, my favorite is worsted.

Lael said...

It sure is nice that I can finally watch the videos - we finally got rid of our old dial-up connection! Favorite weight of yarn? I really like anything between fingering and worsted, depending on the project, although it seems you can do more things with one skein of fingering than you can with, say, one skein of worsted, so, economically speaking, I'd have to go with fingering.

Lisaknits said...

Fingering weight is my preference

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