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Attic 24 rainbow blanket - acceptable yarns

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IDugUpADiamond Thu 03-Oct-13 19:27:33

Right so we know that Stylecraft Special DK is an acceptable budget yarn for this project, but is there anything slightly nicer that isn't as expensive as Debbie Bliss Cashmerino but also has a good selection of colours and washes well? Also, is there a way to make it faster by using chunky yarn and if so, which yarn? TIA!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 03-Oct-13 22:09:30

Haven't washed it but Drops extra fine merino is normally £3.10 and currently £2.35! It's lovely wool and very nice to crochet with.

I think it is washable I just haven't tried it.

here you go

IDugUpADiamond Fri 04-Oct-13 08:22:47

It is beautiful!! Just worried that each skein is only 50gr, so half the size, so twice as much will be needed! Any more suggestions anyone?

BillyGoatintheBuff Fri 04-Oct-13 08:25:27

I found this post on this blog quite interesting - I dont know if it will help you? I hope it might.

BillyGoatintheBuff Fri 04-Oct-13 08:26:30

I think this link will work!! sorry above one probably doesn't!

Theas18 Fri 04-Oct-13 08:31:32

Got a friend who swears by the Jarol heritage - 55% wool at about £3.50 /100g

However think about how your blanket will be treated - if you have small kids use acrylic. A wet wool blanket is a miserable thing in the winter to get dry ( and can smell quite " sheepy"!) - you wouldn't be wanting to hand wash it more than once a year either if that's what the yarn needed.

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