View Full Version : Need help picking different yarn!

11-20-2011, 02:19 AM
I found the perfect sweater pattern for my Dad. On the Berroco website. "John's sweater" LOVE the color #7117 Gris Marengo. HOWEVER, my Dad is not the type of person who will hand wash and lay flat to dry anything. Even a beautiful sweater like this. :wall:

Does anyone have ideas on a yarn that would be a good replacement for this one? I could get away with no drying but it has to be machine washable.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

TIA (I hope!)

11-20-2011, 03:08 AM
One washable yarn that I've used for sweaters that need to be machine washed is Plymouth Encore. It is a wool/acrylic blend, has a nice feel, comes in LOTs of colors and is reasonably priced.

The sweaters that I've made with it have held up wonderfully over time, too.

Jan in CA
11-20-2011, 04:14 AM
There are washable wools out there, but I do like blends like Plymouth Encore and Berroco Vintage (http://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/vintage_sh.html). They are close to the gauge you need I think.

Encore comes in solids and tweeds.