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campbellmom549
03-13-2008, 09:03 PM
I'm knitting a top for my mother and it calls for Rowan 4ply cotton. I can't really find a color in it I like. Can anyone suggest an alternative (and preferably economical) yarn I can substitute? Here's a link to the pattern.

http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id92.html

Jan in CA
03-13-2008, 09:35 PM
According to Yarndex it's a fingering weight cotton so find some that weight (sock weight) and it should work.
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=95

I looked on Ravelry and people have used a variety of yarns including Paton's Grace, Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Jaeger Sienna, and more.

avalon54
06-25-2013, 07:29 PM
I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?

claireweber
06-25-2013, 07:43 PM
I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?

That is a DK weight yarn, so you could replace it with a different yarn that is the same weight. What is it you are planning to knit? That will give us a better idea of what to suggest.

claireweber
06-25-2013, 07:50 PM
I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?

When you first go to the General Knitting page there is an orange "Start a New Thread" button located in the upper left side of the page. Click on it and you'll go to the page where you'll be able to post a new thread.

avalon54
06-25-2013, 07:57 PM
http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress.....This is the link to the pattern I wish to do and thank you for your help:thumbsup:

claireweber
06-25-2013, 08:24 PM
http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress.....This is the link to the pattern I wish to do and thank you for your help:thumbsup:

That is a beautiful dress! Being that it is a summer dress, I would steer away from anything with wool. It is helpful if you can find a yarn that has a similar amount of yardage as the yarn you are looking to substitute.

This yarn is a sesame color and is on sale, if you like the color it could be a possibility:

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-weight-dk/webs-knitting-yarns-classic-elite-cotton-bam-boo/

Maybe do a search for DK weight yarns and see what you come up with. Why did you not want to use the yarn that is suggested?

GrumpyGramma
06-25-2013, 08:28 PM
Your link isn't working quite right. Try this: http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress

avalon54
06-26-2013, 01:07 AM
That is a beautiful dress! Being that it is a summer dress, I would steer away from anything with wool. It is helpful if you can find a yarn that has a similar amount of yardage as the yarn you are looking to substitute.

This yarn is a sesame color and is on sale, if you like the color it could be a possibility:

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-weight-dk/webs-knitting-yarns-classic-elite-cotton-bam-boo/

Maybe do a search for DK weight yarns and see what you come up with. Why did you not want to use the yarn that is suggested?
that is a beautiful yarn and half the price!Thank you so much.

avalon54
06-26-2013, 05:22 AM
The yarn that was suggested in the pattern is too expensive for me

claireweber
06-26-2013, 01:59 PM
The yarn that was suggested in the pattern is too expensive for me

Wow! I just looked at what it would cost to knit a medium sized dress with the suggested yarn - $168 :shock:

Would :heart: it if you were to keep us updated on your project