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MollyGirl
« on: July 02, 2012 03:36:51 PM »

So I'm working on the Lil' Monkey set and ordered some Softee Chunky.  Little did I know they have changed the size of this yarn!! Ugh!  Now the hat is huge (will probably fit my baby when he is about a year old  Undecided ) not to mention it is taking a ton of it to complete the set!  What yarn makes a good substitute because I am ready to just write this project off, frog it and use the yarn for scarves.   Cry
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012 02:54:53 PM »

It sounds like the yarn is thicker now than it used to be; that would explain your project being bigger. Plus they probably cut the yardage down in order to keep the weight of the skein the same, which would explain why you're running out. If you have any of it from before it "grew" maybe you could go back to the store and look for something that's about the same thickness (my first thought is Lion Brand's Homespun; there's a lot of it out there). Or you could get something much thinner and use two strands held together. But either way I think you would still have to start the project over, unless you can find something that goes with the yarn you started with.

I hope that helps. Good luck with your project.

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