4 hours ago
Is there a yarn you could recommend that comes close to Gemstone Red heart Classic? That's a critical element of your design. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation.
The first thing you should be aware of is that the "Gemstone" yarn isn't the "original" yarn I used for this afghan. It is one in a series of substitutions that Annie's has made over the years as Red Heart has chosen to cut back on the variety of selections they offer in their yarn colors.
My best advice at this point to anyone who wishes to attempt to recreate a specific color theme is to go to www.Herrschners.com and spend some time browsing their collection of yarn offerings. They have the broadest selection of yarn and colors currently available that I have found, and the color you see onscreen is essentially the color you will find in the box when the yarn is shipped to you. Don't limit yourself to the Red Heart brand, but DO look for a "worsted weight," 4-ply yarn to get the same end result. And be sure to buy enough yarn to complete the project when you make your order, as dye lots can vary significantly one from another.
Good luck, and let me know how it turns out!