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Rowan 4 ply soft - Versus - Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4 ply

Been having a squish of these two wools in the shops today, I am determined to make something navy blue and these two yarns both have great shades of navy - really dark iykwim Very Happy They both feel really nice too, although the Jaeger is cheaper Laughing

Has anyone used these before - what is the verdict re wearing and washing? Any pilling?

I have used the 4 ply soft before to make a pair of socks for my sister but of course I gave them away, and never washed them or wore them Very Happy

Thanks guys Very Happy

Haven't made anything in either I'm afraid but they are both lovely. The 4 Ply Soft is softer and springier to knit with.

making a jumper in matchmaker dk at the moment feels great.
i did cast on for a pair of socks in matchmaker 4 ply but i kept messing up the pattern so frogged, but it was feeling very luxurious Very Happy
melody yarns

I would say that the Rowan Soft 4 ply is spun like the Jaeger Matchmaker Fine merino DK and matchmaker merino aran - a bit looser spun and loftier, as someone said above I think. The Matchmaker Merino aran knits absolutely beautifully, but as my Ribby Cardi isn't finished yet, I can't comment on the washing and wearing bit!

Are either of these yarns listed on Yarndex?

The 4ply soft is craftylady Very Happy This is what I got in the end Very Happy

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