Patons' "Astra" collection includes double knit yarn made of 100% acrylic that is machine washable and dryable. "Astra Crystal" is 89% acrylic and 11% olefin to accommodate the shimmer added for those colors. The "Astra" line includes pastels, brights, and dark colors. "Astra" is suitable for children's and adult clothing as well as for afghans and home decor.
Sunday December 10 12:58:24 AM PST
Astra was always my favourite yarn for baby sweaters and hats. It washes up nicely and it is thick enough to knit up quickly. It holds its shape very well also. I return to it time after time. A very versatile yarn.
Tuesday August 17 7:20:17 AM PST
Asta yarn is wonderful, especially for babies and childres's patterns. I am searching for a young girls pattern for a sweater using Astra yarn which had a light backround with colorful "hands" on the body and sleeves. This is an old pattern and I would dearly love to make it again for my new granddaughter. I believe it is a Patons pattern. Can anyone help?