View Full Version : Hello - got a yarn substitution question

04-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Hello, I was a member awhile back. I stopped knitting for awhile but now I'm back into it and I want to knit these socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vivace-socks

The yarn it calls for is discontinued. It's the Sweet Paprika Design Vivace. http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/sweet-paprika-designs-vivace Is this one a good replacement? Its Ty-Dy sock yarn http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/knit-one-crochet-too-ty-dy-socks

I THINK the only difference is that it contains 20% nylon and washable wool but for socks that's a good thing right?

Thanks in advance!

Jan in CA
04-17-2013, 08:52 PM
Yes, those two should work. Nylon helps socks last longer so it is a good thing. :) as long as you stick to the same gauge you should be fine.

Welcome back! :yay:

04-17-2013, 08:53 PM
I don't see a problem. The nylon will make it wear better or at least I think that's the idea.

04-17-2013, 08:54 PM
The Ty-Dy looks like a good substitute and it comes in a great choice of colors. Have fun knitting these socks!

04-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Thanks ladies. It's good to be back. I decided on a lark to go with a friend to the Flying Fingers Yarn Shop in Tarrytown, NY and I just HAD to knit something. For this yarn, though I'll buy it online so I can get a sale.

This was the first time I used Ravelry's advanced yarn search and its pretty impressive.