Friday, September 22, 2006

Yarn Recommendations for the Adult Surprise Jacket

Any yarn recommendations for the Adult Surprise Jacket? The instructions in The Opinionated Knitter recommend 2-ply Sheepswool, Unspun Icelandic, or Canadian Regal wools. What would be a good substitute?


  • Bartlett Yarn. Lamb's Pride. Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair. Noro Silver Thaw. Manos. Rowan Harris Aran. Blackwater Abbey. Lite Lopi. Nashua Worsted. OK, somebody stop me! Have fun shopping!

    By Anonymous Mary Beth, at 1:58 PM  

  • Depends how heavy you want it to be, but if you'd like something a tad less toasty than Mary Beth's excellent suggestions, I like Morehouse Merino. The Green Mountain Spinnery mohair blend is nice, too - I made a pair of mittens from it that I love. It gets quite halo-y with wear, if that's an effect you like.

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 9:26 PM  

  • Thanks so much for the suggestions. I need to mail order for most of those yarns, but will shop (online) today.

    By Blogger ax174, at 1:03 PM  

  • Anything. It's a good stash buster. She gives instructions to recalculate for any gauge.

    By Blogger Jessica, at 7:36 PM  

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