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Old 08-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Do you have to use the same yarn as pattern?
I have almost finished my baby tank top which I feel very proud of!! My first proper project!!

My grandmother as seen me working on it and was so pleased as she had never learnt to knit. She has asked me to make her a short sleeve cardigan but only if I have time... Why not?? lol


So I have chosen this pattern... http://www.deramores.com/panelled-ca...cotton-dk-5535

I have no idea how hard it is and I just realised it might have been better to ask on here but I have already purchased the pattern!

Problem is... I do not like the colour yarn that they suggest, the DK cotton sunflower... I looked at the other colours and I am not keen on those either.

My question is, can I choose a different yarn? Long as its cotton and DK? Does it have to be what the pattern suggests?

Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Absolutely you can use a different yarn and/or color. The important part is using a similar fiber and weight as you've figured out.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have almost NEVER used the same yarn. Have fun with it!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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I rarely use the kind called for in the pattern, unless it's already in my stash. You can easily substitute. Does anybody know, is DK weight a British thing? Maybe we lead a sheltered life here or something. I've never seen DK weight yarn in any of the stores. What yarn number would this be? A #3 sport, #5 bulky? Is this in between the weights?
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DK is a light worsted, heavier than sport weight though they can be substituted. Go to a yarn store instead of Joanns (HL, Michaels, AC Moore, whatever) because the craft stores have very little dk. It's label gauge is knit on size 6s.
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