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Old 06-24-2006, 06:49 AM   #2
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Depending on the other properties of the pattern specified yarn, I have had okay results substituting a quality cotton for silk. I would suggest a mercerized cotton for sure. My 2 CAD would be to buy a test ball/ skein/ hank of the yarn you want to sub with and do a large swatch of the pattern with it. See if the finished swatch gives you the end result that you want.
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