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Northknitter
01-24-2007, 09:28 AM
Knitting on the Net.....

Will start this scarf when I can find a substitute yarn, cannot buy this yarn here.......I asked in the Question part of the forum if anyone can help me sub. yarn for Cameo by Crystal Palace yarns.

Thank you.

sara_jayne
01-24-2007, 02:40 PM
Your best bet is to use Yarndex.com (http://www.yarndex.com) to find a yarn to substitue.

Cameo
both solid and printed 80% merino/20% nylon wool

77 yds/50 gram ball - 80% merino wool / 20% nylon
Cameo shows off your stitches due to it's tubular structure.
Your cables and knit-purl stitch patterns never looked so good!

16 colors solid colors + 10 printed colors
3.5 - 4.5 sts/inch = 14-18 sts/10 cm

You can use the information on the Cameo yarn to search through yarndex. For example, here is a link to a list of all yarns that have a guage of 14 stitches per 4 inches, which is what Cameo is. Yarn with 14 stitches per 4 inches (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn_by_gauge.cfm?info_id=14)

If you still want to use Cameo but you can't get it locally just search on google - I was able to find these two stores that sell Cameo and will ship to Canada....

Yarn Market (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Crystal_Palace_Yarn-Cameo_Print_Yarn-2380.html) will ship internationally.

Jimmy Bean's Wool (http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlinegen/currgen/BlueSkyAlpacas/Royal.asp?specPCVID=8101) will also ship internationally.

Good luck!

Jan in CA
01-24-2007, 02:46 PM
After some searching I was able to find the CP Cameo yarn (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Crystal_Palace_Yarn-Cameo_Solid_Yarn-2442.html). It's looks like it's a flat ribbon type yarn.

So you take what you know from that info and go to Yarndex.com (http://www.yarndex.com/home.cfm) and search to find the same type of yarn.

BTW, it looks like that yarn site linked above can ship internationally if you want that yarn.

ETA: Sara beat me to it! :teehee: :teehee: :teehee:

Michele
01-24-2007, 10:09 PM
I made that scarf for a Christmas present. I used about one and a half skeins of Malabrigo. I cast on 18 stitches just like the pattern suggests, and I really liked the way it turned out. I will definately make it again. I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of it before I gifted it.

brookehanna
01-25-2007, 12:57 PM
I used Berrocco Pleasure to knit the Cameo Shell Stitch Shawl on the Crystal Palace website. It was a pretty good substitute. The yarn (pleasure) has a lot of angora so it will shed a little; and the stitch definition wasn't quite as detailed as I would have liked.