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02-01-2006, 07:45 PM
There is a summer sweater I'm dying to make. I got the pattern from a library book, and it calls for Newport mercerized cotton yarn, which I cannot find! The pattern says you can sub with any bulky cotton yarn, and I'm having trouble finding something with no texture. Any suggestions?? Oh, and I prefer something CHEAP! Thanks! ;)

02-01-2006, 08:22 PM
The cotton prices at Camilla Valley Farm are really reasonable...you might want to call to get clarification on the weight though...it's kind of confusing. :??


(They do have mercerized as well as unmercerized)

02-01-2006, 10:22 PM
Does it give a gauge? The only Newport yarn I can find is Classic Elite's Newport, 5 sts per inch.

02-02-2006, 08:28 AM
Thanks, guys. Well, the gauge is 4 st per inch (in pattern stitch on size 8 needles). I may have found something on yarn.com, but I'm still open to suggestions. :D