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« on: July 16, 2010 11:00:58 AM »

I'm absolutely dying to make this afghan:
http://www.berroco.com/comfort_afghans/ca_sunny_day_pv.html
and it's made from Berroco's Comfort Yarn line: http://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/comfort_sh.html

Well, I can't really justify spending that much on yarn, especially with the stash that I can never seem to work down (it just *never* has in there what I *need*, nor can I yet part with any Cheesy) and saw the colors I wanted in KnitPicks, but unfortunately, it calls for one of the multicolored balls (antipasto to be exact). I wanted to make a cotton/lighter-not-heavy-wool-fleece afghan, and just loved the sunny look of this one (I know, I know, it's really nothing that great, but I like it!)

Can anyone suggest anything anyway that I can substitute for this? I don't think I can buy the colors I want, and then walk into the yarn store and try to mix and match with something else right Sad

Help with suggestions please? Sad
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010 11:44:01 AM »

Seems to be a standard, though soft, acrylic worsted yarn. Check out Vanna's choice, Woolease (wool/acrylic blend), Cottonease, or one of the Paton's yarn. Bernat Satin maybe too, they've got lots of colors.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010 07:34:16 AM »

Can anyone suggest anything anyway that I can substitute for this? I don't think I can buy the colors I want, and then walk into the yarn store and try to mix and match with something else right Sad

I've brought in little snips of yarn into the store to try and match them.  I think you'd be fine doing this if it was just small pieces or small bobbins of yarn rather than the full ball/skein.

Seems to be a standard, though soft, acrylic worsted yarn. Check out Vanna's choice, Woolease (wool/acrylic blend), Cottonease, or one of the Paton's yarn. Bernat Satin maybe too, they've got lots of colors.

To piggyback on this, I recently bought a skein of Red Heart Soft and it is pretty darn soft to the touch.  As to how it holds up, I have no idea, but I know that Caron Simply soft and Vanna's Choice wash up pretty soft and last.
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