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Old 06-18-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Yarn Sub
I was looking at the pattern in the free paterns area
(this pattern: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/trio-knit-bag.html )

How do I go about sub'ing the trio yarn.. I don't have trio.. and really this is ofr a Knit Exchange.. so don't want to buy expensive y arn.. I plan on doing it in a different type of yarn..

Is this considered a bulky weight yarn.. do I just need to find some bulky yarns..

Thanks everyone

PS.. The thing is I need to make a bag.. big enough to hold a knitting project. this seemed the best.. if anyone has other patterns.. pelase share
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:15 AM   #2
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Since its a bag and doesn't need to fit a body, (hmm...knitted body bags?),
I would go with whatever bulky yarn you want.
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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well i don't know that this is all that helpful but i do have this yarn for this exact bag. it is the next project as soon as i finish the last of the requested cell phone covers!! The yarn is basically flat and is 1/4 inch wide and i think about a centimeter thick. The label doesn't say what the weight is and i don't know how to figure that.
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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Yarndex - The Yarn Directory
This site might help you find a substitution http://www.yarndex.com/ !
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:55 PM   #5
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a friend made that bag in Lion Chenille Thick & Quick, in a bright lime green solid color and one of the 'prints' - I think it was 'Kaleidoscope'. based on the yardage in the pattern and the yardage in one of these balls, looks like you'd need 4 total, and they're $7.99 apiece online (probably less at Michael's - seems Michael's prices Lion yarn about a $1 lower than the Lion site).
it's pretty, but I'm not sure how strong chenille is, for a bag.
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #6
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color me embarassed , I just Googled this Trio yarn and it's $7.20 on a lot of sites.
*maybe* the Lion is under $7 at Michael's. still tho, that's not much of a difference.
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Old 06-19-2005, 03:18 PM   #7
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Re: Yarn Sub
Originally Posted by Norman
How do I go about sub'ing the trio yarn.. I don't have trio.. and really this is ofr a Knit Exchange.. so don't want to buy expensive y arn.. I plan on doing it in a different type of yarn..

Is this considered a bulky weight yarn.. do I just need to find some bulky yarns..
Trio is definitely bulky - the site says 2-2.5 sts per inch on US 11-15. I'd look for a yarn with the same gauge on US 11 needles - something you can wash.
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:55 PM   #8
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thanks for the replies.. I'll hvae ot stop out at Michaels sometimes this week to see what I can find !!
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