Yarn Madness Round 3 – Elite Eight pt 1

Wow!  2 battles in Round 2 were thisclose! In the Plantastic Battle, Comfy just barely squeaked by Galileo by 9 whole votes (see, every vote counts!).  And in an even closer match, Cotlin and Shine were neck & neck the entire time with Cotlin finally coming out on top by 5 votes.  The other 2 battles were pretty decisive with Billow getting 70% of the vote in the battle with Curio and Dishie triumphant over Dishie Multi with 65% of the vote.  So here’s the updated bracket:

elite eight

Now we move on to the Elite Eight!  Only 2 battles today in the the animal fibers bracket – it’s wool vs cashmere and wool vs alpaca.  Who will reign supreme?  These battles will run until March 31st at 8am so get your votes in!

Battle 1 – Wool of the Andes vs Capra

Wool of the Andes vs Capra

  • Wool of the Andes (54%, 291 Votes)
  • Capra (46%, 247 Votes)

Total Voters: 538

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Battle 2 – Wool of the Andes Bulky vs Alpaca Cloud

Wool of the Andes Bulky vs Alpaca Cloud

  • Alpaca Cloud (70%, 378 Votes)
  • Wool of the Andes Bulky (30%, 159 Votes)

Total Voters: 537

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Go team go!  We’ll see you Monday morning for the next round!


  1. Karen Lewis / March 29, 2014

    WotA is a superb workhorse yarn, indeed, but it I must choose a favorite, I will always go for softness….soft makes my fingers giggle….and cashmere is nothing if not soft! Capra is cashmere at the right price – YAY! I also adore knitting shawls with Alpaca Cloud! (again with the soft, I know) 😀 Go, soft! Go!

  2. Angel Bernard / March 29, 2014

    love it all not fair

  3. Deidre Corbet / March 28, 2014

    Alpaca Cloud might be my favorite Knitpicks yarn!

  4. Cindy Swett / March 28, 2014

    Wool of the Andes is always a winner. It just feels so nice when you work with it.

  5. Danielle / March 28, 2014

    I love the Wool of the Andes! I think it is a really versatile yarn and wonderful to work with. I am lookin at the WotA Bulky for my Embrace Octopus pattern….

  6. Joanna Daneman / March 28, 2014

    Great brackets! It confirms that the “base yarns” that we’ve used over the years are versatile and well-loved. I can’t do without my WOTA. I don’t think I have another brand of worsted weight in my stash at all.

  7. Christine / March 27, 2014

    WOTA is such a workhorse, and wonderfully feltable!

  8. Becca / March 27, 2014

    Love them all!

  9. DeJahne / March 27, 2014

    WotA is one of my favorite yarns because I like to do a lot of color work, and there are SO MANY colors to choose from.

  10. Kelly June / March 27, 2014

    I dream of knitting with Alpaca Cloud!!

  11. kcbknitter / March 27, 2014

    I have made my 2 1/2 wk old grandson 2 blankets, a little newborn sweater and I’m working on a little hoody. All of them are out of Comfy. In the hospital his favorite blankie was the one I made for him and all the nurses said it was the most wonderful baby blanket. My daughter has washed both blankets numerous times now and they both still look and feel fantastic.

  12. Grace Hendrian / March 27, 2014

    Go WotA! But, I love all the yarn from KnitPicks. 🙂

  13. Janet s / March 27, 2014

    Alpaca is my oh so favorite !

  14. Angi / March 27, 2014

    love your yarns!

  15. Cali / March 27, 2014

    wota is the ONLY knit picks yarn that i don’t like. i’m really surprised so many people are huge fans. maybe i just got a bad skein when i ordered it?? but it’s so scratchy and rough!

    also, why didn’t felici make it into the bracket at all? it has been my go-to sock yarn for as long as i’ve been knitting socks.

    • Misty / March 27, 2014

      Cali, they discontinued it, I think.

  16. Kelly H. / March 27, 2014

    I love WotA so very very much. Saying it’s my “go to yarn” is a deep understatement!

  17. Virginia / March 27, 2014

    lace knitting. love alpaca cloud