Friday, 31 October 2014

A long debate

I have a very special auntie who asked me to make something for her.  A few years ago, I made one of these for her.

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!

1 comment:

Christine said...

Is a plush eyelash yarn like Bernat Boa out of the question? I made a couple of keyhole scarves out of Boa for my grandma, and I have to say it was the best use of eyelash yarn I have ever seen, after felted hedgehogs. So soft and cozy! ;-)