Yarn Madness Round 1 – The Wooly Wonders Bracket

Are you ready for Yarn Madness? yarnmadness_large

Today through April 1st, we will be posting polls for you to vote on your favorite yarns.   We’ll have a great prize of the winning yarn to give away to one lucky fan, so every vote counts! (You’ll be able to enter to win on the during the final 2 battle).

Today’s battles are the Animal Fibers – lots of big names today!  Polls close on Monday March 24th at 8am and we’ll announce the winners that day as well as start the next round!

First battle – Wool of the Andes vs Palette

Workhorse Wools

  • Wool of the Andes (52%, 629 Votes)
  • Palette (48%, 590 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,219

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Second battle – Capra vs Reverie

Luxe Look

  • Capra (70%, 809 Votes)
  • Reverie (30%, 343 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,152

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Third battle – Biggo vs Wool of the Andes Bulky

Bulky Heavyweights

  • Wool of the Andes Bulky (63%, 738 Votes)
  • Biggo (37%, 430 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,168

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Fourth Battle – Aloft vs Alpaca Cloud

Lace Featherweights

  • Alpaca Cloud (74%, 857 Votes)
  • Aloft (26%, 304 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,161

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Have fun & we’ll see you Monday for the next round!


138 comments

  1. Candace / March 20, 2014

    Fun!

  2. Kim McAuley / March 20, 2014

    fun!

  3. Becky / March 20, 2014

    I love polls :) There were a couple that were tough for me to decide between, though!

  4. Jan Friedlander / March 20, 2014

    Love your yarn

  5. Elizabeth Ball / March 20, 2014

    Pick Me!

  6. Elizabeth Ball / March 20, 2014

    Pick me please!

  7. barb kang / March 20, 2014

    Love wool of the Andes!

  8. Judy / March 20, 2014

    Much more interesting than basketball IMHO

  9. Peggy / March 20, 2014

    This sounds like FUN!!

  10. Shelia Lewis / March 20, 2014

    Tough choices

  11. Virginia / March 20, 2014

    It’s not fair! I love them all. :)

  12. Ann Peake / March 20, 2014

    Fun to do and interesting results :)

  13. Patti Garrison / March 20, 2014

    How do you chose between great and great? All Knit Picks yarns are awesomesauce!

  14. Jessica G / March 20, 2014

    Ok, lets do this! I have to say there is a tough fight on some of these brackets!

  15. Heather / March 20, 2014

    This is fun. As a non-wooly knitter I had to laugh. Each yarn I voted for was the one coming in second. I clearly know nothing about wooly yarns. lol!

  16. Melissa / March 20, 2014

    Love it!

  17. Emily / March 20, 2014

    This is fabulous!

  18. Chelsie / March 20, 2014

    Cute idea, just voted.

  19. K. Mookini / March 20, 2014

    more alpaca!

  20. Ashtan A. / March 20, 2014

    What hard choices to make! I love all of your yarns so much!

  21. Sheila / March 20, 2014

    I love polls! I was in the majority for half of them lol.

    I’m surprised Palette is losing to WoTA, maybe just because I love love love Palette lol

  22. Fran / March 20, 2014

    Didn’t work on my iPad.

  23. Jennifer / March 20, 2014

    This sure beats the “March Madness” brackets my husband tries to make me do!

  24. Patricia Graves / March 20, 2014

    Very fun! Just wish I could have voted for them all!!!!

  25. Barb Hyman / March 20, 2014

    I love Palette for colorwork — surprised it was losing!

  26. Carol DeS / March 20, 2014

    This was fun! Looking forward to the next round. The Cottons???

  27. Debra / March 20, 2014

    Interesting, but you left out some. I like the new WOTA superwash even better than WOTA.

  28. Chi Liu / March 20, 2014

    fun!

  29. dian trimble / March 20, 2014

    Love the fiber

  30. Melissa / March 20, 2014

    More fun than sportsball playoffs! 😉

  31. Steffi / March 20, 2014

    What a fun way to get to know more than my go-to staples… I am a woolie, so the cottons will be a challenge…

  32. Allison Jones / March 20, 2014

    This is my kind of March madness!

  33. Gene Black / March 20, 2014

    Very hard to choose..but I voted!

  34. Sofiya / March 20, 2014

    How is Swish not one of the options for the workhorse wool? That’s the only thing I use!

  35. Leslie Gladney / March 20, 2014

    This was fun and it was interesting where I went with the crowd and where I was in the minority.

  36. Mary / March 20, 2014

    Tough choices — love ’em all. But I hope the WOTA stays in the running. It’s my favorite go-to yarn for a lot of stuff.

  37. Kathleen / March 20, 2014

    so cool!

  38. barbee / March 20, 2014

    Like trying to vote for your favorite child…

  39. Deidre Corbet / March 20, 2014

    Nice to participate in the Madness!

  40. Susan Coutts / March 20, 2014

    That was a little difficult, they’re all fabulous yarns!

  41. Rebecca / March 20, 2014

    Polls are fun.

  42. Claire D / March 20, 2014

    Love this! Though I did vote for one controversial underdog, I think. It has non-natural fibers in it. Eek! :-)

  43. Kristin / March 20, 2014

    This is such a neat contest! I had trouble deciding!

  44. Betty Wharton / March 20, 2014

    Lots of fun!

  45. Rachel Massaro / March 20, 2014

    This was the best March madness fun I have had!!!

  46. Carla Scott / March 20, 2014

    That was fun! Love animal fibers!

  47. Carol Teelin / March 20, 2014

    Love thinking about yarn!

  48. Kristin H / March 20, 2014

    This is the kind of March Madness I can get behind. =)

  49. Cindy Swett / March 20, 2014

    All time favorite is Wool of the Andes Worsted, it just feels so nice when you work with it and my projects look better because of it.

  50. Colleen McKenzie / March 20, 2014

    Fun! Thanks!

  51. Angel Bernard / March 20, 2014

    yay

  52. Heather Nyack / March 20, 2014

    I see a yarn order in my future, so I can do an actual comparison, as there are a few I have not tried yet. Very fun poll :)

  53. MaryG / March 20, 2014

    BEST bracket I’ve seen … my boys are all caught up in the NCAA one. They have NO idea what they’re missing.

  54. Amanda / March 20, 2014

    SO much fun!!

  55. Katie / March 20, 2014

    I love all yarn but would love to try all of these yarns

  56. Claire Kawalec / March 20, 2014

    Better than basketball !

  57. Jackie May / March 20, 2014

    I love both , in the winter I like Alpaca, in summer I like cotton.

  58. Karen Zerylnick / March 20, 2014

    Yarn Madness?? Count me in!!!

  59. Dawn Varney / March 20, 2014

    This is fun!!! I love all your yarns, so it’s really hard to choose.

    • Diane / March 20, 2014

      I agree. It’s better then basketball any day.

  60. Julie T / March 20, 2014

    I like your organic cotton, too.

  61. Marilyn Friesen / March 20, 2014

    Love all your yarn; have never been disappointed!

  62. Virginia Smith / March 20, 2014

    Sooo much better than basketball!!

  63. honeybee33 / March 20, 2014

    I’m disturbed that Aloft didn’t win over Alpaca Cloud. The game’s gotta be rigged … /:-\

  64. Deb DiScenza / March 20, 2014

    drooling, my yarn addiction has been activated

  65. Mary Woods / March 20, 2014

    Love them all but for different reasons!

  66. Bobbie Schnurman / March 20, 2014

    I haven’t tried a couple of these, must remedy that!

  67. Lenore Wetzel / March 20, 2014

    Great fun and VERY cool! Looking forward to the next round on Monday!

  68. Sarah / March 20, 2014

    Better than basketball!

  69. Candice Massey / March 20, 2014

    I, too, Love Aloft, and can’t imaginewhy alpace cloud won over it. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE FULL CIRCLE yarn. It makes my hands sing!

  70. Dawn / March 20, 2014

    Looking good so far.

  71. Jocelyn / March 20, 2014

    This is fun! Love the video.

  72. Barbara / March 20, 2014

    Really clever – good humor – and smart market research as well :-) GO WOTA!!

  73. Julie / March 20, 2014

    I’ve learned I need to buy more Knit Picks yarn as I haven’t made things with several of these. And here I was trying to reduce my stash.

  74. Carole / March 20, 2014

    Fun!

  75. Laura / March 20, 2014

    This is fun, I see some new yarn to try, I prefer to be able to touch and see the yarn but so far every new yarn I order I have not been disappointed with,

  76. Anne Grimaldi / March 20, 2014

    Great idea and fun! I am addicted to lace weight, but saw a couple in a whole different light. I can see new projects in my future!

  77. Robin Allen / March 20, 2014

    I’m predicting WOTA vs. Comfy in the final showdown.

  78. Kellie / March 20, 2014

    How fun!

  79. Hilary / March 20, 2014

    Super curious to see how this turns out – I’ve been wanting to try a couple of these! :)

  80. Kendall / March 20, 2014

    LOL I think I am beginning to like March Madness. YAY

  81. June Holley / March 20, 2014

    Love all of these yarns.

  82. DianeW / March 20, 2014

    Yes, I can see that I need to broaden my horizons and try a few more yarns.

    Diane

  83. GrandmaJ / March 20, 2014

    I too will be ordering some of the yarn that I haven’t tried so far and fill in my stash. Thanks for the brackets.

  84. Lisa / March 20, 2014

    Not letting me “vote” on my iPhone. Sad panda.

  85. Peggy / March 20, 2014

    Starting on my birthday. Best gift ever.

  86. Lotte Petersen / March 20, 2014

    Love, love, love

  87. Mickey / March 20, 2014

    Hmm…A felted “We’re #1” finger would be much more comfortable than those foam fingers.

  88. Arden Allen / March 20, 2014

    All yarns are happy yarns but some feel better on your skin or through your fingers and some are warmer/cooler depending on season or location.

  89. Debby / March 20, 2014

    Best March Madness Yet!

  90. Jennifer R. / March 20, 2014

    Such a fun poll in the midst of March Madness!!! I Love It!!!

  91. Ashley Clark / March 20, 2014

    Best lineup ever!

  92. Linda Cannon / March 20, 2014

    I would work with any of the yarns listed. Although any Wool of the Andes is good.

  93. Louise Bellavance / March 20, 2014

    That was hard. I love them all.

  94. Jen / March 20, 2014

    I didn’t know many of these yarns, so it was fun to look them up. They all seem so nice!

  95. Sylviemom / March 20, 2014

    So exciting!!! Count me in!

  96. Merry / March 20, 2014

    That was fun!

  97. Kathy / March 20, 2014

    That’s harder than choosing basketball, they could all be favorites.

  98. CJ David / March 20, 2014

    I often get the yarn and then decide on a pattern that I love. It’s an ADVENTURE!

  99. Ruth / March 20, 2014

    All your yarns are so good, that it’s hard to choose.

  100. Martha Johnson / March 20, 2014

    It appears I may need to try some other yarns then the ones I have chosen.

  101. Kelly June / March 20, 2014

    Fun! Fun!

  102. Courtney / March 20, 2014

    AWESOME!!

  103. Kristin / March 20, 2014

    Unlike in basketball, I want them all to win!

  104. Sandra / March 20, 2014

    Wow. So far every one I voted on is in the lead. I really hate basket ball but this is fun :)

  105. Ginny / March 20, 2014

    Perfect basketballs- the wooly balls of yarn waiting in a basket for the next project.

  106. Tasha / March 20, 2014

    Probably the first time I’ve ever participated in a bracket! Not really a sports fan but this is something I can get behind!

  107. Morgan / March 20, 2014

    Best brackets ever!!

  108. Mindy Stembridge / March 20, 2014

    I picked all the leaders too. I love basketball and this is a new twist to it.

  109. Pat Parker / March 20, 2014

    So far all my fav’s in the leadl

  110. Lisa D / March 20, 2014

    how do you vote?

  111. Mabel / March 20, 2014

    Wow, I can’t believe there’s so little love for Aloft. This makes me a little sad :( 😛

  112. Megan / March 20, 2014

    Trying for a perfect bracket 😉

  113. Teckla / March 20, 2014

    Mabel, I agree with you. I love Aloft! Anyway, this is fun!

  114. Ingrid BauerHeusser / March 20, 2014

    You guys are yarnderful

  115. Hibbsy / March 21, 2014

    I’m impressed (favorably, of course) how close the running is between WotA and Palette. :)

  116. Christine / March 21, 2014

    I’m surprised so many people agree with me!

  117. CJ / March 21, 2014

    As much as basketball bores me to tears, this is way too much fun.

  118. Becca / March 21, 2014

    Love! Seems everyone agrees with me :) LOL!

  119. GailD / March 21, 2014

    This is fun but I’m a bit confused about how you pick a winner. Do we have to comment or can you tell who voted and pick a voter?

    • Robin Currier / March 22, 2014

      I don’t see how to enter to win either. Maybe you have to post a reply!

  120. teresa r / March 21, 2014

    Fun fun fun

  121. Kathy / March 21, 2014

    Thanks for a fun way to learn more about the yarns you offer!

  122. Mary Jo Jackson / March 21, 2014

    Just checked in and I am still backing the winning teams. This is a great poll.

  123. Hallie / March 21, 2014

    So does this mean that the winner goes on sale? Please? :)

  124. Corlene Forde / March 21, 2014

    Must I choose just one?

  125. Elyse / March 21, 2014

    I’m feeling like Dishie Multi is the only one going to be voted for in that particular bracket…

  126. Linda Quick / March 21, 2014

    Count me in!

  127. Christina / March 21, 2014

    Can I just pick all of them? 😉

  128. Lisa Robinson / March 21, 2014

    I was having trouble getting to the yarns to see them. Some wouldn’t come up when I searched them even.

    Wanted to vote for Diadem–maybe later?

  129. Helena Georgette / March 22, 2014

    Lovely!

  130. Josephine / March 22, 2014

    How do we enter the giveaway?

  131. Vickie / March 22, 2014

    At last, a bracket I can understand!

  132. LeeAnna Garza / March 22, 2014

    Love the multi colored wool yarns for shawls and sweaters, so beautiful and fun.

  133. Leah Wilhelm / March 23, 2014

    Now THIS I like.

  134. Brenda De Lair / March 23, 2014

    Interesting to see how the various yarn s fare.

  135. Sonja Loyd / March 23, 2014

    Too much fun!

  136. Lisa / March 23, 2014

    So much more fun than basketball!