View Full Version : Yarn suggestions

07-20-2007, 01:13 PM
I'm thinking about knitting my hubby a sweater for this winter and want to start by choosing the perfect yarn. Can you help?

It needs to be machine washable, DK or light worsted, warm, and very soft (he's a big fan of Malabrigo :lol:)
He won't wear anything the least bit scratchy or fuzzy so I'm going to knit swatches from your suggestions before I start the actual garment.

Thank you! :muah:

07-20-2007, 01:50 PM
I haven't knit a sweater with it, but I love Knitpicks Swish, and lots of people do. Cascade also makes a washable knit and I think that's a popular one too. That's all I can think of right now.

07-20-2007, 02:14 PM
Dale of Norway has a nice washable dk--Falk.

07-20-2007, 02:47 PM
Added both to my list to try, thanks!

Has anyone tried Berroco Pure Merino? I wonder if it's similar to Aurora 8? But I think it's worsted. Hmm...

Would love to hear more suggestions! :D

07-20-2007, 03:23 PM
I'm knitting a sweater out of Classic Elite Four Seasons that is 70% cotton, 30% wool (so nice and warm). Worsted weight, but not at all scratchy or fuzzy. It's handwash, though. (Phooey.) Cascade Sierra looks similar (80% pima cotton, 20% wool), and their website says it's machine washable.