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Arielluria
02-03-2007, 11:48 AM
I want to make this Lion Brand Fisherman's sweater:
http://cache.lionbrand.com/stores/lionbrand/pictures/kfw-arana.jpg

It says to use Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (http://cache.lionbrand.com/graphics/yarns/fishermansWoolSkein.jpg)

But I'd like to use something that's supercheap at www.smileysyarns.com, like the Lion Brand Kool Wool:
http://www.pagelinx.com/smileysyarns/koolwool-2.jpg

It seems a little bulky for cables though. Has anyone used Kool Wool for a cable sweater?

Lu

Braden
02-03-2007, 02:14 PM
As long as you get the right gauge, you should be fine. I used that yarn for a cabled sweater once. A little warm, but not horribly so.

aineepooh1
02-03-2007, 03:05 PM
Check the yarn weight.. I THINK Fisherman's wool is a 4.. find out what Kool Wool is.. and it they yarn weights are the same ( and your gauge is good) it should work..
Most patterns recommend a type of yarn.. but almost all can be substituted with another..
the cool wool may be cooler to the skin. than the fisherman~

landolphe
02-03-2007, 05:13 PM
Cool Wool twist will give the sweater a characteristic texture which should nicely compliment the cable pattern.

It should be fine; just take care to make necessary adjustments to your gauge.

Good luck! :D: :wink:

Lando

Arielluria
02-03-2007, 05:47 PM
Thanks all. So if weights are the same, then it's a good guess that the item will do OK with a substitute yarn?

Lu

Arielluria
02-03-2007, 06:27 PM
As long as you get the right gauge, you should be fine. I used that yarn for a cabled sweater once. A little warm, but not horribly so.Do you mean the Kool Wool was warm or the Fisherman's? I'm in S. TX, and aside from the cold spell we've had recently I don't anticipate needing too hot a sweater.