Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
okckwilter
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 102
Thanks: 27
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
Yarn substitution & pattern sizing - cotton vs. wool
Good morning!

I want to make this pattern by Vera Sanon. It's designed for a cotton/linen blend yarn. I thought to use KnitPicks Comfy cotton/acrylic yarn in Marlin color but it seems too plain. Then I thought perhaps I'd use Malabrigo Arroyo superwash wool. I can get the required gauge with either yarn but I'm not sure whether the fit will be different if I use the wool yarn. Experiences or opinions, please?
__________________
Judy in OKC
okckwilter is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,215
Thanks: 1,663
Thanked 8,764 Times in 7,132 Posts
Generally as long as you use the same gauge yarn it won't be a problem. If you click the yarns tab for that pattern you'll see many types people used. Then you can read what they've done.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,546
Thanks: 636
Thanked 3,424 Times in 3,103 Posts
I like the idea of looking at the other projects on the Ravelry page. For me, the yarn combination with linen in the mix gives you the light drape that this tee has. All wool will work but the look will be different.
It could be I just like linen and linen blends for summer.
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about sizing cotton socks munchkin928 How-to Questions 3 11-09-2009 10:00 AM
Wool vs Cotton/Acrylic mix - how do I adjust the pattern sizewise? TessieBear How-to Questions 1 08-14-2009 12:33 PM
ISO: Wool/Cotton blend Worsted Weight Yarn cinnybuns General Knitting 4 02-10-2008 03:27 AM
Wearing wool in the summer? Question about cotton/bamboo yarn? pointy_teeth General Knitting 13 06-18-2007 08:01 AM
For sale - Sock yarn, book, cotton, Wool Ease kellyjo32 Buy/Sell/Swap 2 06-15-2007 06:05 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 AM.