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05-20-2007, 10:17 PM
Does anyone know if there are any yarn subs for the Vicki Howell craft yarns? There is not a LYS in my area and I need to find a good sub for the bib and burp cloth set. Thanks for the help.

05-20-2007, 11:40 PM
Here are what you need to look for in yarn substitutions, if you get these, you can make any substitution:

-Same weight

-Same fiber

-Same quality (i.e. furry, slub, brushed, shiny surface, ribbon, etc)

I usually try to sub a yarn with the same number of plies, but that's really not important.

As long as you stick to that, you'll be fine with any yarn you choose. Also, always knit a swatch to see if your substituted yarn has the right amount of stitch definition, which I doubt would matter for a bib set, but, :shrug: