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shisho
« on: March 10, 2015 11:01:21 AM »

Hey guys! I'm new, so I hope this question is OK here.

I fell in love with this knitted rainbow blanket/afghan I saw on a blog:
http://tinypic.com/m/iod7kh/1
http://tinypic.com/m/iod7kj/1
http://tinypic.com/m/iod7kg/1
http://tinypic.com/m/iod7ao/1

I'd prefer to buy it (I have mild arthritis), but I can't find it anywhere on Etsy (apparently that's where the blanket was bought) and I'm pretty in love with the colors used so I'm willing to make it really slowly.

Can anyone recommend a brand of yarn that would carry these vibrant colors? Preferably something soft and as itch-free as possible.

Thanks in advance!
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superbly smitten
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015 04:37:55 PM »

As we're coming into spring and all, some cotton-y sort of blend might be nice, and totally itch free ^_^ But I'm always a fan of the "Wool of the Andes" line from Knitpicks.  It's surprisingly soft and oh so very lovely.
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Lotuspixie
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015 08:24:24 PM »

If you don't mind acrylic (it's basically all I knit and crochet with), Bernat Super Value has about a hundred different colors. It's a nice quality acrylic that works up nicely and is soft.

you can see all the colors here: http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-bernat-super-value-solid.html

And good luck on the project! The blanket looks lovely and playful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015 06:39:34 AM »

There's acrylic yarn out there now-even certain types of Red Heart yarns-that are not the scratchy acrylic that used to be all you could find.  Bernat makes a great acrylic yarn that gives you your money's worth-the skeins are big.  Pinterest also has suggestions of things you can do to acrylic yarn before and after you use it to soften it up.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015 06:40:41 AM »

Now that I'm thinking of it, the brand 'Love My Yarn' seems good too.  I haven't seen it anywhere where I live (in NY), but I've received it in swaps.
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