View Full Version : Substituting yarn: Online linie clip
04-15-2007, 11:36 PM
I recently bought the book knit 2 together, and I'm dying to make the cotton pants. The only problem is that I googled online linie clip and discovered that it's way too expensive for me to use. $90 for me to knit a pair of pants? I don't think so...
Does anyone know of a good substitution for this yarn? Or has anyone attempted the pants in knit 2 together? Any help would be great
04-16-2007, 12:30 AM
I want to make them as well! They are so cute and I was eyeing them the other day but the yarn was way too pricey for my grad student budget. I think Shine Worsted from KnitPicks might be a good and inexpensive option. It's guage is 4.5-5 stitches per inch on 6-9 needles and the yarn called for gets 4..5 stitches per inch on size 7 needles so we would be able to get guage.
It is here: http://www.knitpicks.com/Shine+Worsted_YD5420140.html
It comes in a variety of beautiful colors too.
I haven't worked with the Shine Worsted but I have knit with the Shine Sport and it is very soft and creates a really nice knitted fabric.
Main Line from KnitPicks might work as well.
04-16-2007, 01:25 PM
I've just come across the Shine Worsted in my search for a substitute for Schaefer Laurel mercerized cotton. The Schaefer would be about $70 worth for one toddler dress! :thud: $25 is much more palatable for me.
04-17-2007, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the help. A lot of stuff in that book uses insanely pricey yarn, but the patterns are so cute. I'll probably use the knitpicks.