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brandesdm
09-08-2008, 09:41 PM
can you give me some suggestions about what yarn is best to use for a sweater.

bambi
09-08-2008, 10:06 PM
I think it depends on the sweater--style, guage given, who it is for, cables or not, summer wt or winter wt, etc.

Can you give us a little more info on what kind of sweater you were planning?

Bambi

suzeeq
09-08-2008, 10:07 PM
Depends what you want - weight (thickness/heaviness), washability, etc.

Worsted or a DK yarn is a good all around weight to use; wool blends or superwash wool don't need as much care in that you can machine wash them.

It's probably easier to pick out a pattern first, then look at yarns for it.

brandesdm
09-09-2008, 01:21 AM
i was thinking a pullover sweater. i want it to be soft and easy care.
thank you.

Jan in CA
09-09-2008, 01:44 AM
Soft and easy care probably means you want machine wash and dryable? Do you like wool? Are you on a budget? Are you allergic to wool? Will it have cables? Are you willing to shop online? It helps to have lots of information because there are SO many yarns available.

brandesdm
09-09-2008, 04:51 PM
I think machine washable so a blend would be ok. no cables.
I think I would be open to wool, but i hate to hand wash things. i think my questions is too general. sorry. i just wanted a few suggestions on your favorite sweater yarn and why you like it.

Knitting_Guy
09-09-2008, 05:10 PM
Alpaca of course :mrgreen:

susi
09-09-2008, 05:18 PM
Alpaca of course :mrgreen:
Must confess i like arcylic best.

Its cheaper usually easy to knit with usually. machiene washable tumble dryable.

i knit for a 5 year old mainly can you tell :rofl:

Lucy78green
09-09-2008, 05:23 PM
I'd go for a wool/acrylic blend, machine washable but still wool. It's also slightly cheaper. Aran weight, or DK personally

bambi
09-10-2008, 03:23 PM
If you like machine washable and you want it to be winter wt, I would go with a wool/arcylic blend or a superwash wool. I enjoyed knitting a shrug with Paton's Shetland chunky recently.

Bambi

brandesdm
09-10-2008, 04:17 PM
thanks to all.