View Full Version : Yarn Substitution
02-09-2006, 04:17 PM
I'm thinking of knitting the Tubey (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTtubey.html) sweater as my very first sweater. But I can't exactly afford the yarn (Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran) called for by the pattern... sucks to be a poor highschool student. So I was wondering if Bernat Satin (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=satin&SPP=999) would work as an alternative yarn. The gauge seems to be the same, but I thought I'd ask the more experienced knitters on this site. And if this won't work, can anyone suggest some lower priced yarns available in Canada?
02-09-2006, 04:28 PM
I think that would work...you could also try knit picks? A lot of us have been using Merino Style or Andean Silk
Have you checked out the Tubey KAL??
02-09-2006, 05:42 PM
Patons Canadiana is very similar in weight to the wool called for in the pattern. However, it's 100% acrylic, and the finished effect won't be the same as the Cashmerino. IMO, Canadiana is one of the better acrylics, and will hold up better than a lot of the cheaper ones. You can often find it on sale at Michael's, and if you don't have a Mike's nearby, you can try Lewiscraft or the Mary Maxim catalogue.
02-09-2006, 07:28 PM
I was actually considering using Canadiana, and now I think I will.