Question about wool

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Hi,
At the end of the day, I need something easy to do to switch off before bed. As I'm doing a lot of reading as part of my new venture, I need to find something other than reading. I thought I might crochet a scarf as I need one to go with my new coat and making one will be repetitive and easy (I usually make baby clothes etc) so I can make it whilst giving S attention. What wool would be lovely and warm and soft, but not itchy?

Melly1
I crochet a lot of blankets for Cats Protection (they wither get used for the cats in the rehoming centre or sold to raise funds) I find that the 'cheap' acrylic double knit yarns sold in the £ shops tend to be lovely and soft (I find wool too itchy !) and machine wash (40c) very well.

I've used some of their "tweedy" looking yarns for scarves too and they are very cosy to wear.
Melly1 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Hi,
At the end of the day, I need something easy to do to switch off before bed. As I'm doing a lot of reading as part of my new venture, I need to find something other than reading. I thought I might crochet a scarf as I need one to go with my new coat and making one will be repetitive and easy (I usually make baby clothes etc) so I can make it whilst giving S attention. What wool would be lovely and warm and soft, but not itchy?

Melly1
Have you ever visited a embroidery shop? A haberdashery sells sewing supplies or you can order equipment online. Ask the person working there about wool. They should be able to offer information and answer your questions.
Additionally there are specialty craft magazines for those who enjoy sewing etc. Have a look at your local bookshop or supermarket magazine aisle. Your local library stocks lots of books on knitting and so on.
There are resources online too, try Facebook or see if you can find some books on Amazon that would be appropriate. Additionally, there might be undiscovered advice sites that could be useful.
Thanks Susie, acrylic double knit wool it will be.

Thanks Thara, yes I have been to craft shops and so on, but don't have time to be doing that at the moment. I shall be ordering the wool on line.

Melly1
I am a crocheter and knitter. Some of the acrylics are lovely. My favourite is one I buy online from Deramores called Studio DK Anti Pilling. It is soft, washes beautifully and comes in loads of colours and doesn’t “pill”. I also really like Stylecraft DK which most wool shops sell.
Thanks for that, Penny.

Melly1
Aldi have some lovely soft wool in at the moment, complete with a pattern on the ball band. I bought some beautiful very thick, soft baby wool from there to make a baby blanket. They have some lovely colours.
no1mum wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:28 am
Aldi have some lovely soft wool in at the moment, complete with a pattern on the ball band. I bought some beautiful very thick, soft baby wool from there to make a baby blanket. They have some lovely colours.
Oh I’ve seen this and it looks lovely. I once bought some cotton yarn from Lidl and it knitted up beautifully but was about the third of the price of similar yarn in wool shops. That came with a pattern on the ballband too.
It is beautiful wool Penny.
Thanks for that No1mum and Penny.

Melly1