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01-24-2007, 09:28 AM
Knitting on the Net.....
Will start this scarf when I can find a substitute yarn, cannot buy this yarn here.......I asked in the Question part of the forum if anyone can help me sub. yarn for Cameo by Crystal Palace yarns.
01-24-2007, 02:40 PM
Your best bet is to use Yarndex.com (http://www.yarndex.com) to find a yarn to substitue.
both solid and printed 80% merino/20% nylon wool
77 yds/50 gram ball - 80% merino wool / 20% nylon
Cameo shows off your stitches due to it's tubular structure.
Your cables and knit-purl stitch patterns never looked so good!
16 colors solid colors + 10 printed colors
3.5 - 4.5 sts/inch = 14-18 sts/10 cm
You can use the information on the Cameo yarn to search through yarndex. For example, here is a link to a list of all yarns that have a guage of 14 stitches per 4 inches, which is what Cameo is. Yarn with 14 stitches per 4 inches (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn_by_gauge.cfm?info_id=14)
If you still want to use Cameo but you can't get it locally just search on google - I was able to find these two stores that sell Cameo and will ship to Canada....
Yarn Market (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Crystal_Palace_Yarn-Cameo_Print_Yarn-2380.html) will ship internationally.
Jimmy Bean's Wool (http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlinegen/currgen/BlueSkyAlpacas/Royal.asp?specPCVID=8101) will also ship internationally.
Jan in CA
01-24-2007, 02:46 PM
After some searching I was able to find the CP Cameo yarn (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Crystal_Palace_Yarn-Cameo_Solid_Yarn-2442.html). It's looks like it's a flat ribbon type yarn.
So you take what you know from that info and go to Yarndex.com (http://www.yarndex.com/home.cfm) and search to find the same type of yarn.
BTW, it looks like that yarn site linked above can ship internationally if you want that yarn.
ETA: Sara beat me to it! :teehee: :teehee: :teehee:
01-24-2007, 10:09 PM
I made that scarf for a Christmas present. I used about one and a half skeins of Malabrigo. I cast on 18 stitches just like the pattern suggests, and I really liked the way it turned out. I will definately make it again. I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of it before I gifted it.
01-25-2007, 12:57 PM
I used Berrocco Pleasure to knit the Cameo Shell Stitch Shawl on the Crystal Palace website. It was a pretty good substitute. The yarn (pleasure) has a lot of angora so it will shed a little; and the stitch definition wasn't quite as detailed as I would have liked.