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« on: August 13, 2007 12:23:16 PM »

Hi Craftsters:

Recently, I made the "dream in colour" shrug pictured here:
http://www.dreamincoloryarn.com/pages/patterns.html

I love it, and I'd like to make one for my mother. However, she lives in a sunny warm place and I don't know if a 100% merino wool shrug is practical.  Problem is, the Dream In Colour yarn is beautiful, and I really enjoyed working with it, and loved the way it looked. So my dilemma is whether to make another one with Dream in Colour, or to look for a substitute for the yarn in a lighter fibre.

So, two questions:
1.  Is a pure wool shrug practical for someone living in Florida half the year? (I mean, it might be... after all, a shrug is small, it's not like a sweater, right?). Or should I look for some kind of a cottony/bamboo-y/silky blend?

2. If the pure wool is really a bad idea, any suggestions for a suitable yarn sub (4.5 st/inch), that woud be less warm but still have some nice elasticity like wool does?

thanks everyone!  Grin
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