In his book, it mentions that he used cotton yarn for his doilies. Has anyone successfully substituted wool or animal fiber lace yarn? And I was thinking of making one of his doilies as a blanket like Jared Flood did..... Would Neibling mind? or would the act be an insult to his art?
Libby, lots of Niebling knitters use animal fibers for their doilies and shawls. Elann's Baby Lace Merino, the sportweights and fingering weights would work well too. I don't know if I would use all alpaca because it won't hold the blocking for the intricate lace quite as well as merino and wool.