Your question: Can you knit lace with acrylic yarn?

Can you knit lace with acrylic?

You can knit a fine lace shawl in acrylic, and you can pin it out and block it to open it right up, and that blocking (unlike with natural fibres) will be permanently set, once done.

What yarn is used for lace?

The Best Yarns to Use for Lace Knitting:

Mohair. Angora. Cashmere. Alpaca.

Can I use acrylic yarn instead of cotton?

You can easily substitute a similar weight of cotton yarn for wool, or acrylic for cotton. Keep in mind the finished use of the project you’re making. A washcloth, for instance would not be very practical stitched in wool or acrylic yarn. Socks made in acrylic do not wear as well as socks made in wool.

Is acrylic better than wool?

Wool is also known to have antimicrobial qualities, be incredible warm, and can be very durable, although fear of itchiness and the cost point make it less viable for some. Acrylic, of course, also has it’s benefits; it is cheap, vegan, dryer safe, and while it can be itchy, doesn’t have that reputation.

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