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ittybittypretty
08-20-2012, 04:04 PM
I've taken a long hiatus from knitting, and I came across a boys' sweater that I just have to make. I've been officially bitten by the knitting bug! Its calls for 10 balls of Rowan all season's cotton. That would be $80 for a 6 year old's sweater! Ridiculous. And obviously I know I could find any brand X in worsted weight and make sure I have enough yardage, but the Rowan all seasons cotton is twisted differently than any of the cotton blends on knitpicks and I realllllyyyy like it (take a look: http://cdn.deramores.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/u/n/untitled_shoot-014_7_9.jpg). More plys perhaps? In any case it LOOKS different.

So what I am really asking here is if anyone knows not only how to find a similar cotton blend substitute but one with similar plys and twists? Too tall an order? I hope not, and one of you lovely ladies has an easy answer...lol

Jan in CA
08-20-2012, 08:53 PM
Hmm, I don't know. The twist looks pretty normal so maybe it is the plies. :shrug: Do you only want 100% cotton? There are some other blends that are nice.

margrue
08-21-2012, 07:29 PM
So what I am really asking here is if anyone knows not only how to find a similar cotton blend substitute but one with similar plys and twists? Too tall an order? I hope not, and one of you lovely ladies has an easy answer...lol[/quote]
I don't know where you live, or what stores are available to you. Hobby Lobby's Hushabye Yarn is a similar cotton/acrylic blend with a similar gauge and seems to me to have a similar look as the Rowan All-Season cotton in your pictures. It is usually on sale once a month. It is also available in their online store.
I have used Hushabye a lot, but have not used the Rowan yarn so can't swear that they would be the same.

Ingrid
08-21-2012, 11:07 PM
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/hushabye-solid-yarn-537159/

Get a close up. I does look similar tho I haven't used either.

ittybittypretty
08-23-2012, 04:28 PM
I don't know where you live, or what stores are available to you. Hobby Lobby's Hushabye Yarn is a similar cotton/acrylic blend with a similar gauge and seems to me to have a similar look as the Rowan All-Season cotton in your pictures. It is usually on sale once a month. It is also available in their online store.
I have used Hushabye a lot, but have not used the Rowan yarn so can't swear that they would be the same.

I have a Hobby Lobby down the street-I'll check it out-thank you!

ittybittypretty
08-24-2012, 01:56 AM
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/hushabye-solid-yarn-537159/

Get a close up. I does look similar tho I haven't used either.

Yes it really does look the same-thank you everyone-I'll make a trip to the store this week. I love this forum!