The Fan Neckwarmer by Tania Marshall. I made a few of these several years ago for her and my mom. Sadly, my auntie is allergic to wool. The real kind of allergy. I made hers out of a silk and wool blend, and she said she uses it because it does such a good job of keeping her warm.
But she would like some in a fibre she can tolerate without hassle, and she would like a few different colours.
I would love to give her an army of them in a lofty silk, but that would be hard to afford, and really, I am not so sure that silk is the only right answer anyway. I am going to make a trip to the yarn store this weekend, to see what I can find, but I am also looking at some of the wonderful Prism colours from Mary Maxim.
I'm thinking some Simply Soft too. That is such a nice soft yarn and it has always had that little bit of sheen. It looks like Mary Maxim has a whole bunch of other new yarn blends so I will have to spend some time looking there too.
If anybody can think of a really good, non animal fibre yarn, that will be snuggly and hold up to the dramatic shaping this project relies on, please let me know.
Your help is much appreciated!