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drummerboi202 11-13-2007 11:45 PM

Does anybody know of a good alternative?
 
For Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed? I'm already planning for the Weasley sweater I want to knit after I'm done with my christmas list. But the recommended yarn (see above) is kinda expensive and I'll probably need a few skeins. Plus, its also 85% wool, and Im allergic to wool. So does anybody know of a less expensive alternative with minimal amounts of wool? I'm knitting it for myself, and I'd rather cut down on the itchyness.

Ingrid 11-13-2007 11:53 PM

Plymouth Encore is a nice acrylic/wool blend. 75/25. Very soft, lots of colors, reasonably priced, and machine washable.

drummerboi202 11-14-2007 12:24 AM

But would the plymouth knit similar to the tweed?

Ingrid 11-14-2007 12:26 AM

The gauge is about the same, but I'm not sure if they have a tweedy color.

drummerboi202 11-14-2007 01:56 AM

The gauge is all I'm worried about. I dont really like the speckles of odd colors in the tweed yarn, so Im sure I could probably find a nice blue that I like. Thanks, Ingrid.


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