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« on: February 02, 2008 04:12:37 PM »

Hi, I'm thinking of undertaking an afghan project and I'm looking for some yarn suggestions. I don't really like acrylic yarns, but I want affordable and machine washable, because the finished blanket will (hopefully) cover my queen sized bed. I don't want to have to hand wash something that huge in my bath tub. What yarns have you had afghan success with?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008 04:26:47 PM »

How about Plymouth Encore?  It's a wool/acrylic blend.  It's machine washable.  There's one called "Marble", too.  My friend is using it for a sweater.  They both come from Yarn shops. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008 05:03:04 PM »

Wool Ease would be another option.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008 06:10:05 PM »

I've had great success with red heart and caron simply soft.

I've got an afghan from an aunt that's been dead 20+ years, it's sees every day use and still looks great. If it's not red heart, it's something similar!

I know acryllic is harsh and such, but it lasts forever.

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