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Topic: Ideas for a Colinette Point Five Yarn Substitute?  (Read 1649 times)
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chemama
« 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?
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bryonyramsden
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2005 10:54:37 AM »

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

http://www.yarndex.com/yarn_by_gauge.cfm?info_id=7

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!
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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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chemama
« 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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