Help me find this yarn.....>

I need a medium to dark taupe to make an aran afghan. I don’t mind wool even if its not washable, I just need the color. I also would prefer nothing heathered. And I don’t mind an acrylic blend, but don’t think I could do a 100% acrylic!

Thanks in advance!!! Is this a tall order?


I’m pretty sure you won’t want cotton, but Sugar and Cream make something called Soft Taupe. I’ve knit a string bag with this and it is much taupe-er in person. I got it at Joanns, so you could look at it first.

And here’s a search on knitting-warehouse for Taupe:

boo, on that Knitting Warehouse link you’ll see listings for Paton’s Classic Merino and the Decor yarn. I’ve used both for afghans and they’re lovely to work with.

I was checking Paton’s Decor Yarn on Herrschners and they do have several shades of taupe, one is a dark taupe, one a lighter shade. It is 3-ply, 210 yards, 20 sts + 26 rows = 4". It is 75% acrylic and 24% wool, priced at $4.99. I am thinking of making an afghan from one of the kits offered by Herrschners made from this yarn. Good luck on your search.

How about this:


I know you said you didn’t care if it was superwash, but why not get superwash and make it easy on yourself. Who wants to handwash I giant afghan or always have it dry cleaned? Taupe is an easy color to get, you’ll have plenty of choices, so also throw in some more desired things for yourself.