View Full Version : Does anybody know of a good alternative?

11-13-2007, 11:45 PM
For Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed? I'm already planning for the Weasley sweater I want to knit after I'm done with my christmas list. But the recommended yarn (see above) is kinda expensive and I'll probably need a few skeins. Plus, its also 85% wool, and Im allergic to wool. So does anybody know of a less expensive alternative with minimal amounts of wool? I'm knitting it for myself, and I'd rather cut down on the itchyness.

11-13-2007, 11:53 PM
Plymouth Encore is a nice acrylic/wool blend. 75/25. Very soft, lots of colors, reasonably priced, and machine washable.

11-14-2007, 12:24 AM
But would the plymouth knit similar to the tweed?

11-14-2007, 12:26 AM
The gauge is about the same, but I'm not sure if they have a tweedy color.

11-14-2007, 01:56 AM
The gauge is all I'm worried about. I dont really like the speckles of odd colors in the tweed yarn, so Im sure I could probably find a nice blue that I like. Thanks, Ingrid.