Nice, snugly crochet yarn

(8 Posts)
PastaDee Mon 07-Jan-13 15:57:52

I would like to make a granny square blanket for DD's soon to be decorated room. I've been buying Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK for the blanket projects and it is gorgeous. Is there anything similar but a bit cheaper as I need lots of it?!

These are her new curtains so I'm looking for green, blue, cream and pink to match in a nice snuggly yarn.

www.johnlewis.com/114068/Product.aspx

Seabright Tue 08-Jan-13 09:01:12

I'm using StyleCraft special DK at the moment. Snugly, cheap & washable.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 08-Jan-13 16:24:55

Stylecraft special Dk is very nice.

I do prefer the Debbie Bliss yarns but can't afford it for all the projects I want to do so I use the stylecraft and it really is very nice and very cheap!

PastaDee Tue 08-Jan-13 19:23:56

Thanks for your help. I am going to look at the Stylecraft in the shop but I'm also wondering about just ignoring the rule about buying the same dye lot and buying Debbie Bliss as I go along.

lauraellajane Tue 08-Jan-13 20:29:06

I don't think dye lot matters much unless you're doing a big block of colour where you'd easily see a join

HappyTurquoise Tue 08-Jan-13 21:31:50

I crocheted a throw for each of my DDs for Christmas presents and found that it is well worth balancing out the cachmerino type yarn with something lighter and acrylic like the stylecraft because otherwise it becomes a little too weighty and unmanageable. I used quite a lot of cottons which was a mistake as it is also a bit too heavy. One DD also has an intolerance to wool (even cachmerino) which is worth considering (even if your DD doesn't worth bearing in mind if she has a friend to sleep over.)

I do love those curtains, would have got those for DD if she didn't have 2 enormous windows in her room. envy

PastaDee Tue 08-Jan-13 22:37:28

We just have a normal size window so they weren't too bad. Two large windows would have been a case of dusting off the sewing machine and buying the fabric I think! Don't think I could manage a blanket and a pair or curtains!

HappyTurquoise Thu 10-Jan-13 13:53:14

If you shop online for the Stylecraft, and you don't mind waiting for an offer to appear, Deramores sells a pack of 15 Stylecraft colours and often does 15% off, it's just a matter of waiting until the offer you want appears. (Also, you can get a little money back going through QuidCo).

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