I just received my pattern book for the Great American Aran Afghan and DH and I are begining out hunt for the perfect yarn this weekend.
It calls for Plymouth Encore (80% acrylic, 20% wool), 9 wraps/inch and #256 Aran color.
The problem is that I can’t find this brand at Michael’s or Joann’s. Before I head out to the LYS’s in the area I wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations/suggestions for a replacement. I’m not sure what brands and colors would look and feel good and still show the beautiful patterns. I was thinking about an Alpaca blend but since this afghan will actually be used the yarn needs to be machine washable.
I know that there are great places to order this yarn online but I want to feel the yarn first and see it under natural light before I buy 20 balls of it.
Thanks for any help you can provide!