View Full Version : What is a good yarn for an afgan?

06-15-2006, 08:27 AM
I would like to make a cabled afgan it is from The Knitting Bible and I need to decide what kind of yarn to use I have kids and a dog so it has to be machine washable but I would also like some thing soft and fairly inexpensive any ideas?

06-15-2006, 08:43 AM
I vote for Plymouth Encore!

nadja la claire
06-15-2006, 09:25 AM
I like Caron's Simply Soft. It has a nice feel and it's inexpensive. I also like Lion Brand Woolease.


06-15-2006, 10:51 AM
Another vote for Plymouth Encore!

Its machine washable... it washes up SOOOO soft! It cables VERY well... Its a wool blend, so it'll be nice and WARM, and its not very expensive. About $5 for 200 yds.

Denise in Michigan
06-15-2006, 12:10 PM
Third vote for Encore, second for Woolease!

06-15-2006, 12:52 PM
I love Encore, myself. :)

06-15-2006, 01:07 PM
I also say Encore and 2nd Woolease :thumbsup:

06-15-2006, 08:01 PM
Another vote for Encore. I made a big afghan out of WoolEase. Five years later, it's feeling pretty rough and lookin' mighty pilly...

06-15-2006, 08:02 PM
Encore it is I think anyway.