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Lindsey H
09-19-2006, 04:44 PM
I want to make a pumpkin hat for our niece and for ds. It can be pretty warm here through Nov/Dec. What yarn do you recommend? I cannot stand the feel of 100% acrylic so that is my only no-no :fingerwag: . I will need the yarn pretty quick so it would be great if I can buy it at Michaels. I was thinking about Lion Woolease but I think that might be too warm.

knitqueen
09-19-2006, 04:49 PM
Patons Decor is nice - it's 75% acrylic, 25% wool. It's soft, I find it warm, but not too warm, it is readily available and machine washable. Come in lots of colours too. I think it is the same fiber content as Wool-Ease, as well as Plymouth Encore.

Chel
09-19-2006, 06:29 PM
My recomendation is Patons Grace. Its a 100% cotton, and its pretty soft.

In trying to help the problem wasn't so much that I had trouble finding non acrylic yarn, it was finding the color to do a pumpkin hat! Grace comes in a pretty orange shade called Terracotta and it is carried in Michaels stores. You can check on the link to find the Michaels near you that might carry it.
http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=grace&SPP=30&PHPSESSID=c8a5adb5175b4ce5ee4a9e7b5bbfbfd2

knitqueen
09-19-2006, 06:47 PM
Hmmm, yeah, Decor doesn't come in an orange colour at all. Sorry!

Lindsey H
09-19-2006, 06:51 PM
Thanks ladies. I love the feel of Grace and I have been wanting to use it.