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sunnyreflections
01-18-2006, 11:13 AM
I am wanting to knit this sweater for my husband.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTleo.html
I can't seem to find the yarn they are suggesting anywhere, even on line. Plus, I am not sure if I can afford it once I do find it (the name makes it sound expensive :D ). Does anyone know of a similar yarn that I might be able to use that won't break the bank? Thanks!!

-Alison

brendajos
01-18-2006, 11:28 AM
i would think the nearly 21 skeins of it would make it seem expensive! :shock: not sure where to find it though i feel like i have seen it in my LYS. googling doesn't work either....unless you speak those languages that come up....which i barely speak english most days! :rollseyes:

Jax3303
01-18-2006, 11:46 AM
From what I can find, it's a worsted weight wool/silk blend. Knitpicks Andean Silk is a worsted weight wool/silk/alpaca blend. It should work just fine for Leo. I found a blog that said a size M with the reccomended yarn would cost about $150! wow, that's a lot. I would get 25 balls of the Andean silk for the XXL size, and that would cost you $82.25 (s-17 balls, M-18balls, L-20 balls, xl-22 balls)

Julie
01-18-2006, 11:48 AM
Actually, it's not a worsted weight -- the gauge is 6 sts/inch with US3 needles! I think if you found a yarn that knits to the right gauge, you'd be fine :D

Jax3303
01-18-2006, 12:00 PM
I got the worsted weight from reading a few patterns that were knitted with it, and a few blog entries that wrote about it, that said it was worsted weight.