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Old 12-28-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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I'm about to begin my first afghan and am wondering about the best yarn to use - I don't want it to cost a fortune as I'll need about 2000 yards. This week Michael's and Joann Fabric has all their yarn on sale. -Any thoughts about any of these for afghans?
Vanna"s choice by Lion Brand
Barella "4" by Bernat
Simply Soft by Caron

Thanks for any tips you can lend.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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The only one of those I've used is Simply Soft, and I think it's very nice for afghan. It holds up well, has a nice sheen to it, and of course is soft. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with it.
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I'm working with Vanna's Choice for the first time, and I like it. Simply soft is good too, though it can get fuzzy and pill with a lot of use, and I've heard Berella 4 is a good one too. So I guess it depends on yardage and price and which colors you like.
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Simply Soft is very nice and comfy
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I like Caron's Simply Soft as well, and have used it for afghans and two ruanas.
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agreed simply soft, I got a whoooooole but uber cheap a while ago and made my mom a blanket outta it and it's much softer then the other stuff. Also that rainbow somethin or another yarn at Joann's is nice for blankets I made my donation blanket out of it. (it's like a huge ball)
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The rainbow boucle from Joann's. I made a huuuuuuge blanket for my son and dil with 2 skeins, double stranded on size 13s.
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simply soft is nice for a blanket but I have found it takes forever to knit up into a decent size blanket.
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On size 7 or 8s, yeah, would take a while. It wouldn't be too bad on size 10s if you had a lacey pattern or you could double it and use size 13.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
or you could double it and use size 13.
That's what I was gonna say - double strand it and use size 11's or 13's. I just did that with a feather and fan baby blanket on size 11's with CSS. One yarn you didn't mention is Red Heart Soft. From what I've used of that, I like it better than Vanna's Choice.
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