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Old 08-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
I had that problem with Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. It's supposed to be a worsted weight. I wonder on what planet. To me, it seems more like a sport weight. Also, what yarn does the pattern call for? You can't just substitute a worsted weight for a worsted weight. Is this bamboo yarn, acrylic, wool, a blend? They each have their own characteristics and (my opinion anyway) can have a different gauge and drape differently from each other.
The pattern calls for worsted weight--but, on one of the pictures, they used Plymouth Encore, and this is a blend of acrylic and wool. I chose this yarn beacause I really like knitting with it. But, I may have to choose another yarn, or another pattern.
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