View Full Version : HELP Yarn substitute for the CPH

06-27-2008, 04:51 AM
ok I want to use KP's Swish ww yarn but at 110Yards a skein its going to cost me over $100 to make. I want machine wash/dry wool. What else is super soft and suitable and more affordable or is there anything?


06-27-2008, 10:42 AM
How many yards to do you need? What yarn are you substituting?


Jan in CA
06-27-2008, 01:15 PM
I don't think there is anything cheaper than Swish. What size do you need to make? The 60" would be $115 appx so if you need smaller then it would be a lot less.

06-27-2008, 02:08 PM
yeah i need to make the 60" as I am twice the women I was 8 years ago.

thanks for your response

06-27-2008, 04:38 PM
Elann's Superwash at 120 yards per skein is $2.38. For the largest size of the CPH, you'd need just over 15 skeins, so say 16 to be safe. That's $38 plus shipping.


Their bamboo superwash is $2.48 and would need 17 balls for about $42, and their luxury superwash merino would need 15 skeins and come in around $60.

Jan in CA
06-27-2008, 05:53 PM
Just be careful if you use bamboo. It has a very strong drape factor and can look droopy. If you decided to use that yarn use a smaller needle size and adjust accordingly.

06-27-2008, 07:34 PM
what is the CPH?

06-27-2008, 09:48 PM
what is the CPH?

CPH = Central Park Hoodie