What yarn should I use?

ok so I’m going to start this soon…and I’m wondering what yarn should I be using!
I can’t find the yarn suggested…and I’m also wondering if some other yarn would be better…

I need to pick a yarn that would be fine when the person getting the scarf just throws it in the washing machine…cause I’m sure he’d never do the handwash! and I would like it if there was a few colors to pick from…

so…any yarn suggested??

thanks a lot!:happydance:

Plymouth Encore–soft, lots of colors, washable.:thumbsup:

Well, according to Yarndex (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=58) it is a heavy worsted wool. However, since it is scarf you could probably substitute a medium weight yarn or use two strands of DK (double knit) yarn (it will probably be smaller than if you used the heavy weight worsted so you might have to do a little finagling to get the exact width dimensions) . Personally, I usually use Patons Decor worsted yarn (which is a 75% acrylic and 25% wool mix) when donating or giving someone an item I have knitted if I do not know how they will react to wool or how they plan on caring for the item. Also, it is usually easy to find at my LYS.
Although, if you still want to work with a 100% wool you could use Knitpicks Swish Superwash yarn (5 skeins total to equal one of the Cascade Ecological Wool [CEW]) or staying in the Cascade family purchase Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (3 skeins total to equal one of the CEW). Try here for the Cascade 220:

A scarf? It’s a sleevless top/vest…

:?? It comes up as a ‘Scarf Askew’ from MagKnits.

Ohhhh… I just looked at the link and read Askew and thought it was the top. I guess that one was in the last Knitty…

You could also use Lion Brand Wool-Ease for a throw-in-the-washer scarf. I’d use a worsted weight wool/acrylic blend, basically.

I made one of those in Paton’s Classic Merino Wool on #6 or #7. Predictably, it’s half an inch narrower than the original – not a problem with a scarf-- and feels nice and hefty.


as far as machine washable yarn, i just finished an afghan made with bernat sport satin, which i think is worsted weight or maybe slightly lighter. i don’t know how many colors it comes in, but it was soft, lovely to knit with, machine washable, and CHEAP!


best luck,


wool is horrible against your skin and in the washing maching (unless you want to make felted bag… like the ones I made that can be seen in the “watcha knitting” forum… sorry, I’m just so proud of them… hehe)
but i would suggest Caron Simply Soft, it comes in a lot of nice colors that anyone could enjoy, washes well, is very soft against the skin and is easy to find in any walmart for a very low price.

well I’m new with yarns but that’s what I thought! I can’t really imagine wool being soft against skin…

lol…I saw those…they’re GREAT! good job! :woot:

thanks everybody…

I guess I’ll check the stuff u guys suggested…go for a wool and acryilic blend…

all the acryilic yarn i met so far was so cheap looking…so ill have to check yarn like caron simply soft and stuff personally before I can believe acryilic can be pretty!

thank uuuu :cheering: