im trying to find a nice yarn that will work well for knitted and/ or crochet blankets.
ive so far being using stylecraft dk which is an acrylic but the colour range isnt as wide as i would like.
i discovered biggan merino 8ply which looks yummy but could cost an awful lot for blankets.
then i found knitpicks palette yarn, lots of colours, even though its thinner than dk that i normally use i can just double it up to get thicker and thata llows for colour blending too. i was so happy until i realised they dont ship to the uk
then i found cascade200 but was put off by people saying it felted and colour ran. but then i found they did a superwash one but again there were lots of comments about colour running and it not washing well.
so far i havent actually bought any of these yarns to try them out. maybe im being too picky i even considered learning to spin my own yarn
is there any other yarns that anyone would recomend? or does anyone have any experience with the yarns i mentioned (cascade inparticular), im i worrying too much?
maybe i should learn how to dye yarn?
im not totally bothered my fibre content but have read cotton isnt so good for a blanket due to weight. also thickness of yarn doesnt bother me either, as i said with the palette yarn, 2 strands of 4ply roughly euqal dk and using 2 strands allows for colour blending etc.
thanks for listening to my ramblings. any thoughts would be appreciated.