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meg 02-24-2006 02:52 PM

Whats a good substitute for:
 
Rowan Cotton Glace'? im making a sweater for my friend's little girl to come (yes, the same girl who is getting the felted diaper bag too!) but i dont want to spend the $40 for yarn. Has anyone substituted for this yarn? thanks everyone!

Jenelle 02-24-2006 03:00 PM

Hove you tried Cottontots?

meg 02-24-2006 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Jenelle
Hove you tried Cottontots?

no, i never heard of it. where can it be found? you had a good experience with it?

Jenelle 02-24-2006 03:08 PM

Here is what it looks like. It is very soft and affordable. You should be able to find it at either Walmart, Joanns, or Michaels.

It is soft too, because it's meant for babies and toddlers :)

meg 02-24-2006 03:10 PM

thank you! it looks great and the colors are fantastic!

Jenelle 02-24-2006 03:22 PM

Ack... I just checked something. The gauge. the Rowans Cotton Glace is 5.5-6 stitches per inch on size 3-5 US needles, and the cottontots is around 4 to 5 stitches per inch on size 8 US needles.

That might be a problem, unless you adjust the pattern a little bit. :?

meg 02-24-2006 03:29 PM

ugh, math. my worst trait.

the pattern calls for size 5 needles and 23sts/32 rows= 4 in. youre right about the rowan.

rowan: 5.75 stitches=1" so 23 stitches = 4" (size 5)
CT: 5 stitches = 1" so 20 stitches = 4" (size 8)

i may need to add 2 stitches per in. so ill have to change the pattern to add those stitches. the chest width = 24" cast on 70 stitches so would i really have to cast on 118? no, that cant be right.

Jenelle 02-24-2006 03:34 PM

How much yarn(yard wise), does the pattern call for??

meg 02-24-2006 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Jenelle
How much yarn(yard wise), does the pattern call for??

4 MC = 500yd
1AC = 125yd
1AC = 125yd

Julie 02-24-2006 04:12 PM

Have you thought about Knitpicks Shine? Very affordable :thumbsup:


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