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gone knitting
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Posted - 08/26/2005 :  8:16:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit gone knitting's Homepage Send gone knitting a Private Message
I want to make an afghan of heirloom quality for my family. In a log cabin or mix up square style with different color yarns. I don't mind dry cleaning it. I want it comfortable. What should I use? I most likely will use scrap yarn over time but I need a plan. Should I use 100% wool merino? Wool /acrylic? Can I mix some with acrylic and some 100% wool- Alpaca? I don't want it to be too itchy. Suggestions needed.

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Posted - 08/31/2005 :  07:57:50 AM  Show Profile Send Boondoggled a Private Message
My two cents: If you don't mind handwashing/dry cleaning a big item and if your family is not sensitive, go for natural fibers. Otherwise, you might want to try something like Encore. Personally, I have used Beaverslide for afghans. The 100% wool is soft and comes in lots of colors.

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The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. - W. Shakespeare
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