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Old 02-18-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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cost of afghan?
hello, just wondering what you knitters typically spend when making an afghan?
I wanted to make one but when read the yarn required it would have cost me about 160.00 that was a bit out of my price range for a blanket.
I really dont care for acrylic yarn but when it is such a big project It seems the only choice
live in canada,have to knit a lot
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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If you wait for a great yarn sale (either at your local yarn shop *or* online), you might be able to do a whole lot better than that. Or you could keep an eye out for bargains on ebay... If you have a freecycle or freeshare in your neck of the woods, you might even be able to get some yarn for free! I did.

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Old 02-18-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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How big is this afghan? I'm doing one in LB Woolease. I've got 1351 yds. so it cost me around $18 give or take.

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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I'm one that will use Red Heart Super Saver (especially for afghans, as they tend to be washed a lot, and IMHO the yarn gets softer with each washing), so my afghans are generally $10-$12. (Mine are usually very simple patterns that don't require a lot of extra yardage, too.)
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