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« on: August 26, 2012 10:24:21 AM »

Hi everyone!

I want to knit a shrug and the pattern calls for Lionbrand's  Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn. I love the way the shrug looks on the picture but the reviews say it's really warm.

I live in Mexico and the weather is not that cold, so I'm wondering if I could make the shrug with a different kind of yarn (one that is not as warm) and still have it look like the picture.

this is the link to the picture http://i.imgur.com/tesea.jpg
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012 02:03:13 PM »

A cotton/bamboo blend would be cooler to wear in Mexico, it's just a matter of finding a yarn that is the correct weight. Sirdar used to have a nice cotton/bamboo bulky, but it's discontinued. They still have a bamboo blend at a comparable weight (one size needle larger to get the same gauge as Quick and Thick). I hope that gives you an idea of what type of yarn to look for.

« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012 08:05:17 AM »

Yes, find a nice cotton or bamboo or blend. Bulky may be harder to find, but you could use a worsted weight and the same needle size to make a lighter weight sweater, or use a size 9 needle and a larger size of the pattern to get the same finished size.

« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 03:48:26 PM »

Thanks so much for the tips!!!
I haven't found the yarn yet but I'll keep looking.
I was wondering if using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn would do the trick... Could I use a yarn which calls for a needle size 9us and knit 2 strands together? And also if Acrylic wouldn't be too warm?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012 09:32:43 AM »

Two strands of worsted is about a super bulky so the same as T&Q, but you'd need to knit that on 15s or something, whatever the pattern calls for. It would also be warm and heavy. If you just do a single strand on size 9 or 10s you'll have a very nice lightweight shrug.

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012 04:03:15 PM »

Ok, I'll try different things and see what I like best. I hope I find some bulky cotton or bamboo soon Smiley
Thanks for your help!
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