View Full Version : Need help selecting yarn

08-27-2005, 05:17 PM
Hi all!

I want to make this scarf - DNA scarf (http://www.twosheep.com/helix/) but i don't know what kind of yarn to use... I'm not to familiar with the yarn that was originally used and can't find much info about it.

As i'm still quite a greenie when it comes to yarns and fibers and how to substitute these things, i thought i'd solicit the sage advice of the members here before i went to my LYS and felt backed into buying something that they suggest at $20/ball... :help:

It says it was a sport weight yarn (originally) so would something like this Plymouth Encore DK (http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnSearch) work? (oh dear, i fear i'm showing my ignorance here :oops: ) Or would it be better in something that's not a blend..??

Just like the designer, i'm making it for my PhD mentor - i KNOW he'll love it!

Any advice is appreciated!


08-27-2005, 05:21 PM
Elegance (http://knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_Display.aspx?itemid=5420111)

Andean Treasure (http://knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420107)

Ambrosia (http://knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420136)

I think you would spend less on any these YUMMIES than you would on the Plymouth!

And, I've felt them all!! :inlove:

08-27-2005, 05:30 PM
I made mine out of Encore DK. It came out fine. If you want to see an not-so-great pic of it click on the www I made it with the helix all the way down the scarf. I didn't add the ribbing in the middle.

08-27-2005, 05:35 PM
I didn't add the ribbing in the middle.

Me neither... I was planning on continuing the design all the way like you did.. Thanks!


08-29-2005, 02:56 PM
And, I've felt them all!! :inlove:

Into heavy petting with yarn, eh??? You know, that might cost you your job if you do it in front of the elderly!! ;)

Ok, so my next question is - if i go with the KP stuff (Elegance looks quite lovely), how washable will it be?? I mean i guess it'd have to be handwashed, right?

(My supervisor is a true science geek... i'd be afraid he'd ruin it by not noticing the trivial things in life like laundry)...