View Full Version : Yarn substitution question

09-01-2005, 11:37 AM
I promise I'll get this yarn subbing down one of these days...

OK, so I want to make this ADORABLE jacket from Debbie Bliss' The Baby Knits Book (http://www.theknittinggarden.com/db-babyknits.htm). I think this will be a good intro to cable stitch.

My question: the pattern calls for her merino aran yarn, which is a little on the $$$ side (especially since I'll need 6 balls of the stuff, and I'd like to get a few extra to make a matching hat.) So, I was looking at knitpick's Andean Silk (http://www.knitpicks.com/Yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420126). It seems to be the same weight...aran and worsted are like the same, no? :?? Do you think this yarn sub will work?

Oh, and another question, has anyone here used Knitpick's Palette (http://www.knitpicks.com/Yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420132)? I want to make matching teddy bears for DD and my friend's son (the babies share a birthday, so we do corney stuff like that.) Is this stuff soft? I was wondering how it knits up...I :heart: the colors, and it's el-cheapo, which my wallet :heart: even more. haha.

Thanks, yo.

09-01-2005, 11:41 AM
I think Aran is a tad bit heavier than worsted, but I would absolutely go with the substitute. You can be flexible with baby sweater sizes, and you can always adjust you needle if need be.

Silver did a whole thread on trying out Palette, if you want to look.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/ ... highlight=#38936 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=38936&highlight=#38936)

09-01-2005, 11:47 AM
Thanks for the quick reply! I think I'll go for it, then...because that's what I need: yet ANOTHER project to add to my list. :mrgreen:


09-01-2005, 11:48 AM
It's neverending, isn't it! :rofling:

09-01-2005, 11:52 AM
It's neverending, isn't it! :rofling: That it is, Ingrid; that it is.

MUST .... KNIT ... FASTER ....