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koolbreeze
04-05-2006, 03:40 PM
what could i get instead?

Ingrid
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Pretty much any DK weight yarn will work, I think.

koolbreeze
04-05-2006, 04:26 PM
ok...school me...what is DK again?

Danielle
04-05-2006, 04:49 PM
Double Knitting. :thumbsup: (I think :oo: )

Ingrid
04-05-2006, 05:04 PM
DK is double knitting, about half the thickness of worsted, usually around 5-6 st per inch.

Encore makes a nice dk--lots of colors and washable/dryable.

gardenmommy
04-05-2006, 05:10 PM
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn_by_info.cfm?info_type=1&info_id=47

These are all the DK weight yarns listed on Yarndex (all 437 of them. :shock: )

What about the "old" Knitpicks Shine, not the new worsted weight? That would probably work.

http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=2705

Shine & Baby Cashmerino both have 24 stitches over 4 inches on size 3 needles, and Shine is about 1/3 of the price!

Julie
04-05-2006, 05:19 PM
Are you substituting because you want something cheaper, or because you can't find Cashmerino? This site (http://www.knit2purl2.com/debbie_bliss_cashmerino_aran.html) has Cashmerino Aran for $5.60...and Rowan Classic Cashsoft DK has the same fiber content. :thumbsup:

Ingrid
04-05-2006, 05:30 PM
The Aran is too thick, though. Great price, however!

Shandeh
04-05-2006, 10:42 PM
DK is similar to Sport Weight.

koolbreeze
04-06-2006, 09:31 AM
thanks all. yeah i want something cheaper. its for my sister's new baby and i can't see myself spending that kins of money on anything for her! :rollseyes:

Cristy
04-06-2006, 09:53 AM
I like Plymouth Yarn's Dream Baby DK--it comes in lots of baby colors...it's an acrylic and microfiber blend. Feel softer in the skein than it knits up but it's still pretty soft and it's washable! :) HTHs.

koolbreeze
04-06-2006, 12:27 PM
i definalty need something washable. i know she figure a way to ruin it just because its something i did that she can't do. but i'm trying to be nice and knit something for her baby anyway... :?

Cristy
04-06-2006, 03:08 PM
well...at least look into the dreambaby dk...it's 50/50 acrylic and microfiber. They have solids and a couple of prints that are neutral. Good luck!

Nikki
04-08-2006, 08:33 AM
I just touched the baby cashmerino at my LYS this week. I think I'll look for patterns for sheets and pillow cases for it. ;) Lord love a duck, that is the softest stuff I've put my hands on it a long time.
Nikki

koolbreeze
04-08-2006, 02:17 PM
:thinking: :thinking: really.... see now why did you have to tell me that??? :fingerwag:

Andrea
04-08-2006, 02:19 PM
Double Knitting. :thumbsup: (I think :oo: )
:roflhard:

Julie
04-08-2006, 02:24 PM
Oh, it's the BEST. It comes in 387689 different weights, so I want to make every pattern with it. :heart:

(Sorry!) ;)