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Old 04-12-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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wool pattern calls for vs what I can afford: input?
I bought a wonderful Julie Hoover pattern, that I LONG to knit. However, it calls for Cascade Yarns 'Eco Cloud', and Downunder that costs far too much for an oldie living on the age pension.
So: I'm considering using, instead, a local 10-ply aran from our Bendigo Woollen Mills; and this is what is says about itself:
"'Luxury': 100% Pure New Wool: Machine Washable
The fine micron wool fibre used for this yarn gives it an exquisitely soft handle - the most luxurious pure wool yarn available in Australia.
You can knit this soft wool using most of your favourite 8 or 10 ply patterns"
The Eco Cloud's gauge is 18 sts to 10cm, and the Luxury's 19 sts to 10 cm: so the input I need from experts is - what effect will the difference have on the pattern, over-all (please!)?

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