View Full Version : Good grief I have champagne taste on a beer budget!

04-19-2006, 07:20 PM
So, I get my Interweave Knits and see this (http://www.purlsoho.com/product_detail.php?type=patterns&id=789&url_path=/purl/products/patternlist/company,60','product_detail',595,440) pattern advertised and I fell in love. Then I see that I need 11, 13 or 14 balls and they are around $20 a piece! :shock: So, thats $220-$280 for one little cardigan. :shock:

04-19-2006, 07:21 PM
yea...pretty...but not that pretty...maybe you could substitute a yarn that's a little cheaper?

04-19-2006, 07:24 PM
here's a substitute yarn

https://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?name=Peruvian+Collection+Highland+ Silk

i haven't bought the yarn yet, but i did buy that pattern - it looks HARD! - lots of charts

04-19-2006, 08:08 PM
gah - my builder, when doing work on my home, told me I have champagne taste and lemonade money ;) I know what you mean exactly, I see things and think they are gorgeous then check the price tags.... Definately look for a substitute - that would be an horrific price to pay for yarn. I think I'd only pay that if I had oodles of experience and was guaranteed I'd not make even a little single mistake!

04-19-2006, 08:14 PM
At least it's worsted weight, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a substitute. And it calls for 50g balls, so if you buy 100g skeins then it'll be less yarn.

edit to add: I also am knitting Waterlily right now, which calls for 4 skeins of Giotto at $27/skein, so I'm not one to talk. I did get a good substitution, but I'm running out of yarn so I need to buy more. :(

04-20-2006, 10:21 AM
Come sit next to me, I'll get you a glass of lemonade-or beer if you want but I can't stand the taste. I've found things I want to knit and then I total the yarn cost. Uh huh.

04-20-2006, 10:44 AM
That sub yarn suggestion looks perfect IMO! That price is great too!!! Be sure to let us know what you decide to do.

04-20-2006, 10:59 AM
It's fun to look for yarn, so, looking for your substitute should be an adventure ;) LOL, I love the Elann yarn for the sub, too ;)

04-20-2006, 12:06 PM
:roflhard: I love your title!! LOL

Thats a really pretty sweater I hope you can find a sub for it :thumbsup:

04-20-2006, 05:13 PM
ohhhhhhh...I :heart: that cardi! I can't remember if my IK sub expired already or if I get one more. I wasn't planning on renewing, but now I might have to.