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Old 11-01-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
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Mason Dixon LOG CABIN Afghan - If $$$$ were not a problem...
what yarn would you choose? Not that $$$$ is not a concern, but........I just received a very nice gift card to my LYS and am thinking this project may be the one to use it on. So, that being the case, what would you choose. I'm looking for a more rustic, ranchy feel but want yarn that will drape nicely and be cozy warm. Probably should be washable since I have 3 dogs in the house, but I know that may eliminate alot of "yummy" choices so that is not an absolute necessity. Ideas????
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
 
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I made the Log Cabin blanket out of Bernat's Softee Chunky. It's 100% acrylic, not the most luxurious yarn out there, but you do have to buy quite a few skeins and it got expensive but it is very warm and washed just fine.

I got them at Walmart so that made it more affordable. It drapes very nice. But that's just my budget.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #3
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if $$$ were absolutely no concern, I'd probably use the Cotton Classic that was used for the book version. I made a scarf with that stuff. it's shiny, soft, and comes in a hugangous selection of colors. but 48 hanks... ooouch. this stuff is $5-$6 a hank.
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If it were honestly no concern, I'd use alpaca. ^_^ I'm an alpaca NUT. I just got some more today from my LYS for a scarf for MEEEEE. It's a camel color melange with blue and red accents. So pretty -- and so sooooft.
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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If money were no object, I'd do it in a superwash wool, maybe even a superwash merino. I've always wanted to try Cascade Superwash as it feels so soft. or maybe something like this: http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/2837/
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If money were no object, I'd make it out of Cashmerino Chunky. :D
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If money were know object, cashmere! All cashmere!

Alpaca would be my top choice though. How would you wash something that big though?
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If money were no object, I'd make it out of Cashmerino Chunky. :D
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:07 PM   #9
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LOVE the ideas. Keep 'em coming!!!

I'm loving the idea of the chunky cashmerino. Will have to check that one out.

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