View Full Version : Okay Fiber Girls.... Yarn Substituting

01-17-2006, 12:21 PM
Lassa Grossa has a yarn called "New Cotton" which is a cotton/microfibre blend. Actually there are quite a few blends of microfibre and other fibres. I really like the microfibre, the texture, flexibility and softness it gives to a garment. But I also like the idea of it being blended with something natural. ANYWAY! Does anyone know of a more affordable line of yarns that has the microfibre in it?

01-17-2006, 03:48 PM
Knitpicks' Shine....its DK weight.

01-17-2006, 06:44 PM
I'm totally screwed anyway, because it turns out my main yarn is suppossed to be Carmella or Caramella or whatever. And it is $15 a skein, give or take. The New Cotton is just for some extra stuff in the pattern. OY! It's going to be hard to find a good substitute for the Caramella.

07-17-2007, 03:45 PM
Did you ever find a substitute for the Caramella? I have a pattern that calls for it and it is discontinued.

07-18-2007, 06:59 AM
Have you gone to Yarn Market or Yarn.com to use their search to see what's available in a bulky cotton blend? Maybe you could find a good substitute that way.