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Old 10-20-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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I am considering making a shawl or wrap for my mother, she is 89.

I have looked at the patterns on this site and may try the Peruvian Cuzco Wrap. But I will probably not be able to get alpaca yarn, is there a good substitute?

Also do any of you know of other patterns that might work? (remember I am a beginner, pushing intermediate)

One more thing... If I can make a wrap for her, what type of yarn would you all suggest. I would like for it to be soft and warm.

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Old 10-20-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what a good substitute for the brushed alpaca is, but it is a very heavyweight yarn judging from the gauge.

www.knittingpatterncentral.com has lots of free patterns. You might want to look there to see if there is a wrap you'd like to make.

Do you want it to be washable? I don't know if your mother would want to handwash a wrap--something to consider. There are soft blends out there that come in different weights, Plymouth Encore is one, that are machine washable and are soft.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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Plymouth Encore is one, that are machine washable and are soft.
That's the first yarn that came to mind for me, too. I made a scarf and hat for my brother and it feels so very nice and warm.
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Thanks guys!!

I will check into the yarn and I had not thought about her having to hand wash it. That is something I do have to consider.

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Hi there,

I saw alpca wool on ebay at a very good price.
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