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« on: January 28, 2005 05:35:50 PM »

The pattern called "On the Side Cardigan" is so dang awesome.  I really really want to make it however, the yarn they used is "Classic Elite Miracle" and it is way out of my price range.  So, does anyone have any substitution recommendations?  I SUCK at yarn substitutions.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005 08:23:31 AM »

I couldn't find a listing for it that included the words "worsted" or "bulky" (what I go off of to sub), but here are a couple of gauge guides for it:

4 sts = 1, #9 needle  OR   5.25 sts/inch on #6 needles

These are knitting gauges, but if you find a yarn with the same or very close gauge on the label, I think that should work.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005 07:04:53 PM »

Ok, I have this book, and from the lacy look of the yarn in teh picture, i think it's fingering or sport weight... most likely sport I bet since it's a top for an adult and not a child.


Ok, I found the part where it talks about the yarn and....
The weight that it lists is "double knitting" weight... which when I google for comes up in combination with sport a lot.  So go with sport weight I would say.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2005 10:31:10 PM »

I agree, at first I had thought fingering weight, but definitely sport weight makes more sense. It's gorgeous, you'll have to post pics. I want to try the mohair cloches in it.
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