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Can you suggest some yarn?

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SquirrelFruitandNutkin Tue 14-Jun-16 08:28:12

I'm thinking of making this www.allaboutami.com/post/134925607306/thegranitecape so am looking for yarn. Can anyone help?

It needs to be fairly cheap (certainly not Debbie bliss type prices!)
Don't mind the fibre mix but something not hairy or itchy
Soft and snuggly
Machine washable
Not bobbly after a few washes/ wears

Does it exist?

PurpleFrog Tue 14-Jun-16 13:39:41

Why don't you just use the suggested Lion Brand yarn? It is only £4.05 a ball from Deramores. There are some nice colours.

GetMeOut Tue 14-Jun-16 15:29:55

I have always liked the King Cole wools for a reasonably priced option. You can get 100% acrylic or some with about 20% wool

JoffreyBaratheon Wed 15-Jun-16 10:55:46

I'd check out the Yarns tab on Ravelry.

www.ravelry.com/

Do Advanced Search with all your criteria.

SoupDragon Wed 15-Jun-16 12:09:33

The Drops Big Merino is lovely and good value. I think it's a comparable thickness of yarn.

I can't comment on whether it bobbles though.

ConfuciousSayWhat Sat 18-Jun-16 17:24:40

I tend to go to home bargains, b&m or pound stretcher where you can get huge balls of yarn for very little. Can be limiting in colour but a good place for a rummage round

ConfuciousSayWhat Sat 18-Jun-16 17:27:49

I should add I hot a huge ball of cream aran yarn for £3 from b&m and it's a good thickness for a shrug/Cardi type thing

bookbook Mon 20-Jun-16 21:45:27

How about looking at Sirdar Snuggly baby yarn. Washes and wears well, very soft and usually about £3.30 a ball, lots of colours. I'm supposing weight would be 4ply? But its also available in DK

Lalaloopsyscaresme Mon 20-Jun-16 21:47:53

Stylecraft. Most definately, its the best affordable acrylic and is very soft.

Lalaloopsyscaresme Mon 20-Jun-16 21:48:56

Stylecraft special Aran would be a good match for their suggested yarn.

bookbook Mon 20-Jun-16 21:53:13

ah, did I get that wrong on weight... sorry!

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