View Full Version : Gathered Pullover - Interweave - yarn sub?

11-06-2007, 04:18 PM
I love this sweater: (down 3 pictures from the bottom) http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2007_winter.asp
but I'm allergic to wool :-(. I'm wondering about Knitpicks Shine or Shine Sport (cotton/modul blend) I'm terrible at figuring yarn substitutions...any pointers? What is the most important figure to match (i.e. weight, yardage, etc...)
I'd appreciate any help :-) I was planning on doing a sweater using EZ's percentage system from some sale yarn at Knitpicks, but I'm not so sure about incorporating cables in my own design (yet!)

11-06-2007, 07:46 PM
Weight, yardage and gauge are what you need to consider when substituting. If you get the same weight, and enough yards, gauge can be worked out with the needle sizes.

11-06-2007, 11:16 PM
Weight does not refer to the weight of the skein, btw, but the thickness of the yarn. Just thought I'd add that. If you get a yarn that's close to the same gauge, you could use it, and figure you'd need similar yardage. It looks like that calls for a light worsted. Caron Simply Soft might do.

11-06-2007, 11:41 PM
Good point!

11-07-2007, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the help! :muah: