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Topic: Rowan Denim Yarn Sub?  (Read 424 times)
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« on: September 12, 2006 09:02:11 AM »

I'm looking for a sub for Rowan Denim that I can get just about anywhere.  I'm in a hurry and don't have time to order online.  I have quick access to Wal-Mart, Meijer, Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006 09:31:34 AM »

The denim yarn is just 100% cotton with fading in the near future that cables good.  I would say try something like sugar and cream which is the same type of thing, but I don't know how it fades.  Plus it's really cheap and everywhere so if it doesn't work up like you want it too you haven't wasted a ton of money.  I know at the hobby lobby where I live it's on sale for $.99 a lot.  Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006 09:37:03 AM »

I would second a cotton yarn but you need to keep in mind that Rowan cotton shrinks as well as fades.  Patterns written specifically for it keep this factor in mind (I believe it shrinks about 5% vertically and slightly less horizontally, but I would check that first) so you would need to adapt the pattern to take this into account and make it smaller if it is to come out the same. 

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006 04:59:05 PM »

Awesome.  Thank you both!
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006 10:25:10 AM »

elann.com has Den-m-knit pure indigo cotton for $3.25 per ball, or less than half the Rowan. It's pretty similar. I made a pouch out of it.
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