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03-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Hi everyone I found a couple of really cute baby hat patterns two of which I would really like to do. However they both require a yarn that I can't seem to find :crying: ( and I like the yarn they used so I don't really want to substitute). The first pattern uses 1 25 gm ball Cleckheaton 'Sweet Pea', an 8 ply yarn (worsted weight) yarn in the color " sweet pea". The second one uses plymouth encore colorspa the only thing is the pattern did not state the color, it is a peach, yellow, pinkish mix. I can not find either of these so If anyone knows where I could find either of them I would be really grateful ;)

03-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Here's a Colorspun color chart: Colorspun (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=332) Looks like color #7123 might be the one you're looking for.

Checkheaton is an Australian yarn -- not quite sure if there is a place you can get it in the US.

03-03-2006, 03:53 PM
To build on Julie's post...

I couldn't find the Sweet Pea yarn either - but here (http://www.cleckheaton.biz/yarn_collection.asp) is a list of yarn from the Cleckheaton website. I couldn't find a yarn that looked anything like the one in the baby hat. It looks like you can contact them through the website for international stores that might sell this product.

I couldn't find any encore with colorspa as the name, but here is a site (http://www.kyarns.com/plymouth-encore-colorspun-arcylic-wool-blend-worsted-weight-yarn.html) that has colorspun. There is a link for to view colors. Granted the pictures aren't very big but it might give you a better idea.

Here is a link (http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnDetail&collection_id=000005) to all the Encore yarns.

Hopefully this helps a little!