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Woolly hugs and knitting people advice please

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starsorwater Tue 14-Aug-18 11:18:55

I have a friend who is about to retire from a very tough job. She loves knitting. She has all the needles and things you could wish for, but we thought some luxurious knitting wool would be a nice present. Something that would make her a lovely scarf etc. Please could you advise? Is that a daft idea (she'll be getting other presents too).

starsorwater Tue 14-Aug-18 14:24:38


TheWoollybacksWife Tue 14-Aug-18 14:37:29

Maybe something like this Noro silk mix yarn. I would go for the double knit (DK) weight personally but that is probably only personal preference. Chunky or Aran would knit up faster but either way I'd buy at least 2 balls of the same shade to ensure there was enough yarn to finish the project.

AmeliaFolch Tue 14-Aug-18 14:51:40

Malabrigo wool is beautiful. There’s a fabulous range of colours and it feels lovely. It’s a bit pricey but if there’s a few of you chipping in the cost each would be reasonable.

starsorwater Tue 14-Aug-18 15:39:26

Thank you both. We have ordered a scarf/shawl pattern, 150g of Malbrigo Silky merino and rosewood needles. So a sort of little kit.

AmeliaFolch Tue 14-Aug-18 16:16:18

Sounds lovely. Rosewood needles are great too smile

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