View Full Version : yarn help.....

07-14-2008, 11:19 PM
i am so sorry, but this will be posted w/o caps as keyboard isn't working.

i really want to knit this for a friend..... http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter06/PATTtiffany.html due to health problems, she can only wear mittens.... no gloves.

my q is, this friend doesn't always remember things like hand wash, and i know we would both be heart broken if she felted her mittens.

could it be knitted in kp crayon/

07-14-2008, 11:25 PM
Crayon is a cotton yarn and wouldn't be very warm. You could look for washable wools, or wool/acrylic blends like Lion's Woolease or Paton's Decor.

07-14-2008, 11:33 PM
Yeah I should think a washable wool would do nicely. You could even use a soft acrylic but they probably wouldn't be quite as warm.

07-14-2008, 11:37 PM
Heh, I find acrylics too warm sometimes. They don't stand up to getting wet though.

07-15-2008, 10:45 AM
Thank you! - BTW, mom found an old keyboard that has both shift keys and CAPS working! :woot: