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campbellmom549 03-13-2008 09:03 PM

Help Finding a Yarn Alternative
 
I'm knitting a top for my mother and it calls for Rowan 4ply cotton. I can't really find a color in it I like. Can anyone suggest an alternative (and preferably economical) yarn I can substitute? Here's a link to the pattern.

http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glam...otos/id92.html

Jan in CA 03-13-2008 09:35 PM

According to Yarndex it's a fingering weight cotton so find some that weight (sock weight) and it should work.
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=95

I looked on Ravelry and people have used a variety of yarns including Paton's Grace, Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Jaeger Sienna, and more.

avalon54 06-25-2013 07:29 PM

I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?

claireweber 06-25-2013 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by avalon54 (Post 1380018)
I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?

That is a DK weight yarn, so you could replace it with a different yarn that is the same weight. What is it you are planning to knit? That will give us a better idea of what to suggest.

claireweber 06-25-2013 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by avalon54 (Post 1380018)
I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?

When you first go to the General Knitting page there is an orange "Start a New Thread" button located in the upper left side of the page. Click on it and you'll go to the page where you'll be able to post a new thread.

avalon54 06-25-2013 07:57 PM

http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress.....This is the link to the pattern I wish to do and thank you for your help:thumbsup:

claireweber 06-25-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by avalon54 (Post 1380021)
http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress.....This is the link to the pattern I wish to do and thank you for your help:thumbsup:

That is a beautiful dress! Being that it is a summer dress, I would steer away from anything with wool. It is helpful if you can find a yarn that has a similar amount of yardage as the yarn you are looking to substitute.

This yarn is a sesame color and is on sale, if you like the color it could be a possibility:

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-cr...otton-bam-boo/

Maybe do a search for DK weight yarns and see what you come up with. Why did you not want to use the yarn that is suggested?

GrumpyGramma 06-25-2013 08:28 PM

Your link isn't working quite right. Try this: http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress

avalon54 06-26-2013 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by claireweber (Post 1380024)
That is a beautiful dress! Being that it is a summer dress, I would steer away from anything with wool. It is helpful if you can find a yarn that has a similar amount of yardage as the yarn you are looking to substitute.

This yarn is a sesame color and is on sale, if you like the color it could be a possibility:

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-cr...otton-bam-boo/

Maybe do a search for DK weight yarns and see what you come up with. Why did you not want to use the yarn that is suggested?

that is a beautiful yarn and half the price!Thank you so much.

avalon54 06-26-2013 05:22 AM

The yarn that was suggested in the pattern is too expensive for me


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