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« on: August 25, 2005 06:33:14 PM »

ok all you expert knitters out there I need some help, I am fairly skilled at knitting but am horrible at knowing which yarns substitute Sad
I REALLY want to make the anouk pattern on knittys site but was wondering if there were some cheaper yarns I could use, I was thinking maybe lion brand cotton ease? Let me know what you all think.


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005 07:02:43 PM »

I think cotton ease would be a pretty good substitute. You may have to fiddle with the needle size a bit. I think Pima Cotton has a slight sheen that cotton ease lacks, and the cotton ease may make a slighty warmer garment, but besides that, they're pretty comparable. Plus the Cotton Ease version would be easier to clean.

« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006 08:53:05 AM »

I'm knitting it now, and I'm still using Cascade, instead of Pima Tencel it is Sierra (recommended by my LYS). It's knitting up rather nicely. Too bad I don't understand the pattern for the shoulders!!!

« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 03:11:27 PM »

Do you know about http://www.yarndex.com?  You can look up the yarn listed and then search for other yarns with the same gauge (or composition or other .  It won't weed out dissimilar yarns (so you'll still find fun furs and other novelty yarns in the list), but it can be helpful. 

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