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Carol_OH
08-31-2005, 03:23 PM
I'm going to try my first E Lavold pattern, and it calls for her Angora (aran weight). Now it's real pretty and all ( look here (http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elsebeth+lavold+Angora&Cat=&ProductType=5&Count=1)), but E X P E N S I V E. Any recommendations for a switcheroo yarn - I'd like to purchase from Knitpicks! :)

oh this is the pattern!

Mer
08-31-2005, 09:18 PM
Pretty! KnitPicks doesn't have any aran weight yarn, but you could probably use a worsted weight one. The andean silk has a similar gauge to the angora (andean silk is 4.5-5 sts=1" on #7-8 needles, angora is 17 st/4 inches 4.5 mm (US 7)). Not exact, but you might be able to fiddle with it a bit to make it work.

Carol_OH
08-31-2005, 09:35 PM
thanks mer - I was thinking of that one but not quite sure of myself - good to hear your input!

*runs to Knitpicks* :D