Need help selecting yarn

Hi all!

I want to make this scarf - DNA scarf but i don’t know what kind of yarn to use… I’m not to familiar with the yarn that was originally used and can’t find much info about it.

As i’m still quite a [color=green]greenie[/color] when it comes to yarns and fibers and how to substitute these things, i thought i’d solicit the sage advice of the members here before i went to my LYS and felt backed into buying something that they suggest at $20/ball… :help:

It says it was a sport weight yarn (originally) so would something like this Plymouth Encore DK work? (oh dear, i fear i’m showing my ignorance here :oops: ) Or would it be better in something that’s not a blend…??

Just like the designer, i’m making it for my PhD mentor - i KNOW he’ll love it!

Any advice is appreciated!

-hh

Elegance

Andean Treasure

Ambrosia

I think you would spend less on any these YUMMIES than you would on the Plymouth!

And, I’ve felt them all!! :inlove:

I made mine out of Encore DK. It came out fine. If you want to see an not-so-great pic of it click on the www I made it with the helix all the way down the scarf. I didn’t add the ribbing in the middle.

Me neither… I was planning on continuing the design all the way like you did… Thanks!

-hh

Into heavy petting with yarn, eh??? You know, that might cost you your job if you do it in front of the elderly!! :wink:

Ok, so my next question is - if i go with the KP stuff (Elegance looks quite lovely), how washable will it be?? I mean i guess it’d have to be handwashed, right?

(My supervisor is a true science geek… i’d be afraid he’d ruin it by not noticing the trivial things in life like laundry)…

-hh