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hellokitty165
10-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Hi

I intend to knit a blanket for my front room using counterpane pattern...any suggestion on what yarn to use and anything that is affordable would be great as you know it need alot of yarns to knit a blanket...i like cotton ...and i wonder should i use alpaca instead ????

:shrug: :shrug: pls give me some ideas

thank you

rebecca
10-18-2006, 11:15 AM
I like to knit with Encore (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=333) for afghans.

amosellie
10-18-2006, 11:17 AM
I would use something washable since it is a throw. Alpaca is soft - but doesn't wash easily. I would look for an inexpensive cotton or acrylic mix. Bernat makes a wonderful 100% cotton baby yarn (but only in white and baby colors.)

psammeadred
10-18-2006, 06:59 PM
Unless you live at the North Pole and have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to spend, I would strongly recommend against the alpaca! Sure, it would be softer than...a really soft thing...but it'll cause global warming!!!