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Topic: Ideas for a Colinette Point Five Yarn Substitute?  (Read 793 times)
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« on: May 27, 2005 09:37:10 AM »

I'd like to make the Superbulky knit throw from "Hand Knits for the Home" for my parents' 30th anniversary in October, but I'm a little worried about the cost of the yarn. A picture of the project is here:

http://www.colourway.co.uk/hkhome/hkhome.htm  (In the top row of thumbnails, second from the left)

The pattern calls for 10 skeins of Colinette Point Five... on size 19s and with a gauge of 6.5 stitches and 12 rows over 4 inches of garter stitch. I found a really great price at Wool Needle Work (thanks to craftster recommendations), but it still looks like ~$150 or so minimum for the yarn. Has anyone else worked this pattern? Can you recommend a good substitute yarn or should I just go for it?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2005 10:54:37 AM »

See if you can get any of these on the cheap Smiley


They are supposed to match the gauge.  Otherwise I'd say buy lots of cheap thinner stuff and use it double/treble.

Incidentally, I have this on my to do list, but I haven't bought yarn yet - due to money from my birthday I can either buy the Point Five, or a Jordana Paige knitting bag, and I can't decide!

I am so boring I think people should be interested in me. 
www.bryonyramsden.co.uk/wp - Library Girl Knits
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2005 10:59:52 AM »

they make wonderful bulky yarn: http://handpaintedyarn.com/index.php

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2005 11:22:14 AM »

Oh, wow. You guys are great. Thanks for these links!!!  Smiley
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