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boo1
03-25-2008, 01:03 PM
I need a medium to dark taupe to make an aran afghan. I don't mind wool even if its not washable, I just need the color. I also would prefer nothing heathered. And I don't mind an acrylic blend, but don't think I could do a 100% acrylic!

Thanks in advance!!! Is this a tall order?


:)

babsnelson
03-25-2008, 02:44 PM
I'm pretty sure you won't want cotton, but Sugar and Cream make something called Soft Taupe. I've knit a string bag with this and it is much taupe-er in person. I got it at Joanns, so you could look at it first.

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/285362.html

babsnelson
03-25-2008, 02:46 PM
And here's a search on knitting-warehouse for Taupe:

http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/nsearch?catalog=yhst-73078103945512&query=taupe&imageField.x=0&imageField.y=0&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fedit.store.yahoo.com%2FRT%2 FNEWEDIT.yhst-73078103945512%2F87cf2866f48e%2Fnsearch.html

KnitTwit
03-25-2008, 03:18 PM
boo, on that Knitting Warehouse link you'll see listings for Paton's Classic Merino and the Decor yarn. I've used both for afghans and they're lovely to work with.

Wanda Witch
03-25-2008, 05:16 PM
I was checking Paton's Decor Yarn on Herrschners and they do have several shades of taupe, one is a dark taupe, one a lighter shade. It is 3-ply, 210 yards, 20 sts + 26 rows = 4". It is 75% acrylic and 24% wool, priced at $4.99. I am thinking of making an afghan from one of the kits offered by Herrschners made from this yarn. Good luck on your search.

mwedzi
03-25-2008, 05:30 PM
How about this:
http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Superwash+Bamboo&Season=&Company=Elann&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=23

Or:
http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Luxury+M erino+Superwash&Season=&Company=Elann&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=41

I know you said you didn't care if it was superwash, but why not get superwash and make it easy on yourself. Who wants to handwash I giant afghan or always have it dry cleaned? Taupe is an easy color to get, you'll have plenty of choices, so also throw in some more desired things for yourself.