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Jan1ce
10-02-2011, 07:11 AM
Hi can anyone suggest an alternative for King Cole's Wave. It's been discontinued and I cant find enough to buy online. Thanks

Jan

suzeeq
10-02-2011, 10:33 AM
What weight is it, or what size needles and gauge does it have?

Jan in CA
10-02-2011, 10:47 AM
According to Ravelry it's a bulky yarn that uses 16 st over 4 inches, US 10 (6-7mm) needles.
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/king-cole-waves-solid-and-multi

It looks a little like Lion Brand Homespun. The gauge, weight and needle size are also similar so that may work.

suzeeq
10-02-2011, 10:51 AM
But don't knit Homespun with a 10, use an 11, it's easier to work with on larger needles.

DogCatMom
10-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Cascade 128 Superwash or Crystal Palace "Iceland" might also work; they're bulky weight and quite soft. I have each of them OTN right now.

DCM

Jan1ce
10-05-2011, 08:34 AM
Thanks everyone for your input. I've found some yarn that is 30% wool and 70% acrylic. which is the same as Waves. The tension and needles are not a match but the pattern I'm using is easy to work out.

market
10-11-2011, 07:09 AM
ummmmmmmm:muah: