I’m having a novice-type problem and i was hoping you lovely knitters could help…
I have a friend who has very recently gotten married and i’d like to make her and her husband (both good friends of mine) a lovely afghan for their many years of snuggling to come. They’re both homebodies and i thought it would be a great project.
As i’ve never made an adult-type afghan before (only baby afghans), i have some questions:
[color=blue]1.) Does anyone have a particular pattern that they love so much they’d recommend? [/color]
They live in the UK and like to keep their house cool in the winter so i don’t really want a pattern with lace or lots of holes. Snuggly is key! Also, something with big needles and chunky yarn will go much quicker!
[color=blue]2.) Wool or Wool-blend? [/color]
Both of the patterns above use Lionbrand Homespun yarn - but that’s 100% acrylic. I thought maybe a wool or wool-blend blanket would be a little nicer and more long-lasting (perhaps?).
[color=indigo]a.) My first thought was something washable in wool,[/color] like Lamb’s Pride Superwash Bulky. Would that make it too heavy? Too hot? Are there any better choices that you could recommend?
[color=indigo]b.) I also thought about some sort of acrylic/wool blend[/color] like Wool-ease Thick & Quick. But it’s mostly acrylic. Would that be icky or nice? I dunno…
I think i prefer the colors of the 100% wool (of course!) but i’ll go for whatever will make the best afghan.