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Old 08-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Substitute for Rowan All Season's Cotton-Help pls!
I've taken a long hiatus from knitting, and I came across a boys' sweater that I just have to make. I've been officially bitten by the knitting bug! Its calls for 10 balls of Rowan all season's cotton. That would be $80 for a 6 year old's sweater! Ridiculous. And obviously I know I could find any brand X in worsted weight and make sure I have enough yardage, but the Rowan all seasons cotton is twisted differently than any of the cotton blends on knitpicks and I realllllyyyy like it (take a look: http://cdn.deramores.com/media/catal...ot-014_7_9.jpg). More plys perhaps? In any case it LOOKS different.

So what I am really asking here is if anyone knows not only how to find a similar cotton blend substitute but one with similar plys and twists? Too tall an order? I hope not, and one of you lovely ladies has an easy answer...lol
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hmm, I don't know. The twist looks pretty normal so maybe it is the plies. Do you only want 100% cotton? There are some other blends that are nice.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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So what I am really asking here is if anyone knows not only how to find a similar cotton blend substitute but one with similar plys and twists? Too tall an order? I hope not, and one of you lovely ladies has an easy answer...lol[/quote]
I don't know where you live, or what stores are available to you. Hobby Lobby's Hushabye Yarn is a similar cotton/acrylic blend with a similar gauge and seems to me to have a similar look as the Rowan All-Season cotton in your pictures. It is usually on sale once a month. It is also available in their online store.
I have used Hushabye a lot, but have not used the Rowan yarn so can't swear that they would be the same.
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http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...d-yarn-537159/

Get a close up. I does look similar tho I haven't used either.
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Originally Posted by margrue View Post
I don't know where you live, or what stores are available to you. Hobby Lobby's Hushabye Yarn is a similar cotton/acrylic blend with a similar gauge and seems to me to have a similar look as the Rowan All-Season cotton in your pictures. It is usually on sale once a month. It is also available in their online store.
I have used Hushabye a lot, but have not used the Rowan yarn so can't swear that they would be the same.
I have a Hobby Lobby down the street-I'll check it out-thank you!
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http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...d-yarn-537159/

Get a close up. I does look similar tho I haven't used either.
Yes it really does look the same-thank you everyone-I'll make a trip to the store this week. I love this forum!
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