if they took the squeak out? You know out of acrylic? You see, 3 years ago when I started knitting seriously my first few projects were with Red Heart yarns. I was using metal straight needles, and the squeaking gave me the heebie jeebies! So glad I had discovered wool and other blends, and more needle material choices! Now, I have knit with other acrylic brands with no problems, but it was always the RH that squeaked to me!
However, sometimes it is necessary to knit with it, and my first 2 FO's of 2009 are your classic Red Heart Supersaver.
First up is a scarf
For the Special Olympics Scarf Project . I finished! Woot, it was close there...
I was really trying to do crochet. Well, other than edging, my crochet skillz are severely lacking in the gauge department. So rather than rip out and start over, and since time was of the essence...I cast on for my standby scarf project.
After 2 side/by/side scarves...I wanted my no brainer, easy-peasy scarf pattern.
Cast on about 180 stitches on a US 15, 60" circular and knit away....
Knit with the required Delft blue and white yarns...
Onto the other acrylic project. I knit this hat for my wool allergic SIL. She's not a girly girl, so my stash of non-wool yarns wouldn't suit her. So for her cold, Arizona mornings, I knit her these. Just got them mailed to her today.
Those Mitts by A Friend to Knit With (if not on Ravelry, look on her sidebar for the pdf file! :)
Red Heart Supersaver in Gray
US 6 dpns and ML (hehe..had to ML it when I temporarily lost my dpns..um..er..under the front seat of the car--passenger side)
This pattern is by the same designer that you may have seen
Toasty and Toast knit up all around.
I really enjoyed knitting these as I love the thumb gusset construction. Cannot wait to knit these up in wool! For me! I have none...sad huh!
I have to say, despite the acrylic, both yarns did not squeak and bug me. I admit my wrists were a bit tired than when I knit with wool, but hey for what they were needed for, worth my little bit of achyness.