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« on: March 27, 2007 09:06:28 AM »

Hi,

I'm looking to make Bow Tie Girl from the current Knitscene as a future Christmas gift for someone, but the yarn is rather expensive. I found a yarn sub for the main body, but I'm having trouble finding a sub for the neck, which calls for Colinette Mohair. I COULD use it, but that would put the cost at around $50 for the whole thing, which is more than I want to spend on this person. (I know, that sounds awful, but that's more than I'm spending on anyone else's gift, even my parents!)

Does anyone know of a good, FAR less expensive yarn sub? I looked on Knit Picks (which is where I'm getting most of my gift project yarn), but couldn't find anything.

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007 11:19:20 AM »

you could try doing an ebay search for a comparable yarn...  i was going to suggest kidsilk haze by rowan, but that's pretty pricy too.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007 11:42:29 AM »

No, that's a good idea. Actually, it needs to be worsted, so I might use Kid Classic. Thanks for the suggestion! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007 11:45:33 AM »

I usually look up yarn on yarndex.com through their advanced search.  You can plug in the gauge and material and even texture, and it'll give you a list of yarns that match.  Clicking through them can be tedious, but it gives you a good list of potential substitutes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007 07:10:23 PM »

Jo Sharp makes a mohair that's soft and comes in gently varigated colors - I thinks it's called Infusion. I use it to make monsters mostly, but I also have a scarf made out of leftover bits.
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