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Topic: Substitue for Debbie Bliss Yarns?  (Read 997 times)
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« on: April 15, 2008 07:42:37 AM »

My mom loves Debbie Bliss patterns but finds the yarns far too expensive to use to knit baby sweaters that will only be worn for a brief period of time. Right now she wants to knit something that calls for baby cashmerino but has been unable to figure out what a substitute for that would be. Anybody have any ideas?

edit: Also, she will not be ordering anything online and we live in Canada.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 10:17:47 AM »

Anything that will be the same yarnweight/gauge so it knits up at the same tension. The DB is called a sport weight yarn that gets 25 sts to 4 inches on needle size US 3 / 3.25 mm. So most sport or baby/fingering weight yarns should do. And she may want to get a washable yarn or acrylic blend instead of one that should be only handwashed.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008 12:25:22 PM »

You can check on elann.com and type in the guage, it will bring up any other yarns in that guage that they carry. Something soft and washable would be best. I also live in Canada and Elann is in Canada and fast to ship with great prices.
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