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knitaddict 05-07-2007 07:07 PM

Help with a yarn substitution, please.
I have a friend that wants to knit up a pattern which calls for Patons Diploma Gold yarn 4-Ply (see here for a description), but it appears that it's not available in this country... at least I've had zero luck finding it anywhere other than the U.K.

It's a DK weight, part wool & part acrylic. All I know about the pattern is that it's for a knitted toy where gauge and fit are not hugely important (she's making it for me so she won't tell me anything else lol).

What yarn would you recommend as a substitution? It's for a baby toy so a broad variety of color choices would probably be good.

Oh! And she is no where the yarn snob ;) that I am so she will probably want something easily found at Michaels or Joann's.


Friskums 05-07-2007 07:23 PM

Plymouth Encore DK? I also thought of Lionbrand Woolease, but I don't know if that comes in DK. :shrug:

(Smiley's has the Encore for really cheap.)

Ingrid 05-07-2007 07:41 PM

I was going to recommend Encore DK, too.

knitaddict 05-07-2007 09:18 PM

TY so much!!! :heart: :heart:

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