View Full Version : Yarn help!

07-21-2009, 09:27 AM
I'm planning on making blankets for my young neices and nephew for Christmas. I've found a pattern that I really like, which uses 7 different colours. The pattern calls for Rowan wool/cotton (dk weight). It would cost me waaaaay too much money if I were to use this yarn (need a total of 14 skeins per blanket). I'm hoping to keep each blanket under $100. Any suggestions? I need a yarn that is offered in lots of colours. I was thinking about using Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo - would bamboo be appropriate for a baby blanket? Any thoughts are appreciated!

07-21-2009, 10:58 AM
well here in Canada the sirdar snuggly would also be very expensive. I would use one of the yarns from Michaels, Caron has some lovely soft yarn I'm not sure about the colour range

Jan in CA
07-21-2009, 11:57 AM
Find another DK weight yarn that is about the same gauge which those two are. It doesn't have to be exact for a blanket since it's not a fit issue as with a garment.

What blanket are you making?