Rowan's "Polar" is an ultra soft, delightful alpaca blend yarn just made for those cuddly soft sweaters, jackets, coats, vests, hats and scarves you love to create for your family and friends. Finely crafted of 60% pure new wool, 30% alpaca & 10% acrylic.
Tuesday August 22 1:46:26 PM PST
I've used this yarn for two sweaters and really like it. It's too bad that Rowan discontinued Polar because it's quite soft, doesn't pill and is a pretty good value. You can still find Polar on ebay (try the UK sites).
Tuesday January 30 7:02:33 PM PST
I have made one jumper from Polar: I think it wears terribly, the surface after one winter's wear looks awful - pilling and general loose surface - BUT I still love it, it is a live-in winter jumper and I have a couple more colours I'm going to be knitting for this winter.
Tuesday July 24 3:48:14 PM PST
I agree, it's too bad it's discontinued. It's getting harder and harder to find balls of this on the internet! Beautiful texture, I made a hat out of this. Looks very fuzzy after it's knitted, but I like that depending on the project.