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« on: June 18, 2011 09:55:42 PM »

Hi, I have a pattern for a lady's jacket requiring Patons Gypsy yarn. I've googled etc and can't find it. Does anyone know a website that provides information about equivalent yarns? Thanks
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011 04:58:34 AM »

Try www.yarndex.com - it even has discontinued yarns. Another clue might be in the needle size, what size and gauge does it call for?

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011 06:35:09 AM »

I use yarns that have a similar length at the same weight as the required yarn.


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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011 08:19:28 AM »

I use yarns that have a similar length at the same weight as the required yarn.

That only really works if the yarns are similar so they have close to the same density. A tightly spun cotton is a lot heavier than a lofty wool for instance.

I looked on Ravelry, Patons Gypsy was an aran weight yarn of nylon and polyester, and looks... well here's a photo. I think that might be chainette construction with something fun fur-ish tucked into the middle....

So aran weight and not too tightly spun at least?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011 12:20:32 PM »

Yeah, that would work, it seems to be a semi-novelty type yarn. You could do Vanna's choice for a smooth yarn, I'm trying to think of a fuzzier one, but the only ones I'm coming up with are bulky weight and a little heavier.

I see you're on ravelry. Did you look up to see if the pattern's listed and what other people might have used for it?

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