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Topic: I want to make the "Under The Hoodie" but I have questions  (Read 1691 times)
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« on: November 27, 2005 10:31:17 PM »

I want to make the "Under The Hoodie" because I'm sick of making scarves.  I know I should start with something smaller but I really would like to make something I'll use. 

My first question is: what other kinds of yarn can you use besides the recommended Rowan Kid Classic?  I felt that stuff at the LYS and it was kind of scratchy.  I'd like it to be softer, but still made with natural fibers (wool, alpaca).  Price is no object since my best friend offered to pay for the yarn as a Christmas present.  (Even if it's over what is reasonable for a present, I'd happily pay the rest.)
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005 07:44:28 AM »

Since it's worsted weight, anything else that is worsted weight will essentially work.  I mean it'll come otu looking different with a different shape if you use something like really fluffy--but basically, now that you've seen the wool, you can pretty much sub anything else worsted weight that would be appropriate for making a hooded sweatshirt with.  Does that make sense?

I substitute yarn all the time and honestly as long as I use the same weight, I haven't had any problems.  I hope this helps!

« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2005 08:09:44 PM »

Hey, thanks for that info.  I think I might use Karabella Aurora 8 yarn.  It's 100% wool but it's really soft (not itchy at all).  I'm making a scarf for my sister out of it right now.  I'm doing a 2x2 ribbing pattern so it's double-y soft. 

I can't wait until I finish my last (for a while) scarf and get started on knitting something more challenging. 

(Then I'll miss the mindless joy of repetitive knitting, I know.)
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005 11:56:18 AM »

Karabella Aurora 8 would be an absolute dream. It's really nice to knit with (sproingy and soft), and will be so comfortable and cozy to wear. Especially around the neckline, etc. Go for it and enjoy!!

« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006 08:37:21 PM »

I used Brown Sheep Co.'s Nature Spun with two strands held together.   Grin
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