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*KnitPixie*
03-02-2007, 08:30 PM
Hi everyone I am in a scarf swap and my pal either likes alpaca or pure wool and has very sensitive skin so I want to buy something nice and soft. Any recommendations? Oh and she likes deep red shades the best

doyvicios
03-02-2007, 08:44 PM
You should try knitpicks.com, their alpaca yarn is really nice and soft.

landolphe
03-02-2007, 09:11 PM
Blue Sky Alpaca has nice, although pricey, yarns. Berroco has some new light weight, ultra soft merinos.

If your friend has a serious skin allergy, you might consider llama instead of wool. Not as soft as alpaca, but almost certainly NOT allergenic --different fiber composition and no lanolin.

Let me know what you choose.

Landolphe

PS: Your Blueberry Boucle is about to be scarf-a-cised!

*KnitPixie*
03-02-2007, 09:47 PM
ok does anyone know exactly what a deep dark red is :?? Is it burgundy or blood red? I dont know why but Im having a hard time figuring it out

doyvicios
03-02-2007, 09:53 PM
I would figure that it would almost be something like a blood red (sorry if that term grosses you out). According to my recommendations and the other poster i went to yarndex and came up with this conclusion...hope it's helpful.

http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=127

I should go knit instead of talking about it..... :teehee: