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gimmesanity 09-01-2005 11:37 AM

Yarn substitution question
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I promise I'll get this yarn subbing down one of these days...

OK, so I want to make this ADORABLE jacket from Debbie Bliss' The Baby Knits Book. I think this will be a good intro to cable stitch.

My question: the pattern calls for her merino aran yarn, which is a little on the $$$ side (especially since I'll need 6 balls of the stuff, and I'd like to get a few extra to make a matching hat.) So, I was looking at knitpick's Andean Silk. It seems to be the same weight...aran and worsted are like the same, no? :?? Do you think this yarn sub will work?

Oh, and another question, has anyone here used Knitpick's Palette? I want to make matching teddy bears for DD and my friend's son (the babies share a birthday, so we do corney stuff like that.) Is this stuff soft? I was wondering how it knits up...I :heart: the colors, and it's el-cheapo, which my wallet :heart: even more. haha.

Thanks, yo.

Ingrid 09-01-2005 11:41 AM

I think Aran is a tad bit heavier than worsted, but I would absolutely go with the substitute. You can be flexible with baby sweater sizes, and you can always adjust you needle if need be.

Silver did a whole thread on trying out Palette, if you want to look. ... highlight=#38936

gimmesanity 09-01-2005 11:47 AM

Thanks for the quick reply! I think I'll go for it, then...because that's what I need: yet ANOTHER project to add to my list. :mrgreen:


Ingrid 09-01-2005 11:48 AM

It's neverending, isn't it! :rofling:

ekgheiy 09-01-2005 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by Ingrid
It's neverending, isn't it! :rofling:

That it is, Ingrid; that it is.

MUST .... KNIT ... FASTER ....

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