I recently bought this book by Susan B. Anderson and want to make a couple of projects. I really like the look of her suggested yarn but Brooklyn Tweed "Shelter" is $12+ per skein.
Has any one knitted any of these toys with the suggested yarn? Can you tell me if you have enough yarn of the main colors to knit more than one toy? I want to do the snow man/xmas tree and the hen/fox which both use the same red and white and don't want to buy more than I have to. (I sound a bit cheap eh? Ha)
I haven't used the yarn, but it looks like a regular worsted weight. It's claim to fame is that it comes from American sheep and is spun in a historical mill. It might be lovely, but for a toy? I don't think I'd use wool for a toy anyway--you might need to wash it.
I'd look at Plymouth Encore worsted weight. It comes in tons of colors, and is a washable blend of acrylic and wool.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
IngridKH on Ravelry
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ingrid For This Useful Post: