View Full Version : machine washable wool afghan
03-25-2006, 03:03 PM
Now that DH and I have repainted DD bedroom, she wants me to knit her
a big afghan in matching colors. I want to do it in a 100@ wool that is
machine washable. Actually, will be doing two of them. DH wants one
for his den.
So, does anyone have suggestions for a good quality/ medium priced
wool and some websites with a good color selection.
03-25-2006, 03:45 PM
A few that I know of:
Lamb's Pride Superwash (http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/bssuperwash.html)
Cascade 220 Superwash (http://bopeepswoolshop.easystorecreator.net/Browse_dept_items.asp/categ_id/33/parent_ids/0,1,4/Name/Cascade_220_Superwash) (softer than the LP, IMHO)
Classic Elite Bazic (http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/fiber_main.html#wool) (bulkier)
Dale of Norway Freestyle (http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/freestyle.html)
Jan in CA
03-25-2006, 04:33 PM
Another Option is Lion Brand Wool-Ease. (http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/woolease.htm) It's not 100% wool, but the price is good and it's a very nice yarn!
03-25-2006, 05:38 PM
I would REALLY consider Plymouth Encore. Its a wool blend, but it comes in worsted and bulky, and washes up MUCH softer than a 100% wool would. Its what we used for Amy's Afghan (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10072)
03-25-2006, 05:48 PM
In my stash, I found two skeins of the yarn Knitaly, that I used before the kids were born for the afghan that is still soft and in great shape in our
TV room. Am doing a web search to see who still carries it. Have found
a few places that seem to have a decent color selection and some good
prices. Still looking. If I can't find enough, I will probably use Cascade
220 superwash. Liked Encore for the kids when they were growing up,
but the afghan in the TV room says go with 100% superwash wool.
I have probably washed that afghan over 15-18 times. My husband
is consistently getting food on it.