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sunnyreflections 02-07-2006 03:21 PM

Yarn substitution
 
I am so bad at trying to find other sutiable yarns than those given in patterns...sometimes they are discontinued or too expensive for my taste. I want to knit a sweater (fitted) that calls for using Rowan Calmer yarn. They mention this in the pattern:

Rowan Calmer [75% Cotton 25% Microfiber; 177yds/160m per 50g balls]; Color: #481 Coffee Bean; 4 [4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7] balls
If you are using another yarn for this design, be sure to choose one with some elasticity, that will hold its shape and provide a resilient, stretchy rib. (100% cotton yarns are unlikely to be suitable for this design.)

Does anyone have any ideas on a good substitute that isn't expensive? I guess I could pay $11 a ball but I could go out and buy a nice sweater for that price. I want to make it. ;) Thanks!

-Alison

Julie 02-07-2006 07:53 PM

WEBS has a yarn that's 60% cotton, 40% microfiber:

http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/v...ongmeadow.html

Not sure if the weight is the same, but it's probably worth a look :D

sunnyreflections 02-08-2006 12:18 PM

I will check it out. Thanks so much!


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