Hey guys! I’m hoping you all can give me good advice. I’m wanting to start Barbara Walker’s Learn to Knit Afghan, which is a really large endeavor, and requires a ton of yarn.
I have been considering making it out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, which is quite cost effective and I’ve liked for other, smaller things. However, the idea of having a hand-wash only huuuge blanket sounds frightening.
The other yarn I am considering is Berroco Vintage, for the washability,but that will cost twice as much. (I don’t consider Berroco to be expensive, but it really adds up when the yardage gets into the thousands…) I’ve considered superwashed wool, but I don’t really like how stretchy it is.
I wouldn’t worry about having to wash it, except that I have kids! Stuff happens and everything that enters my house has a high chance of being part of a disaster.
How would one go about washing such a large thing of 100 percent wool? Do you think it would be worth springing for a blend instead?