Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
KnitandPurl
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 128
Thanks: 54
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Hello - got a yarn substitution question
Hello, I was a member awhile back. I stopped knitting for awhile but now I'm back into it and I want to knit these socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vivace-socks

The yarn it calls for is discontinued. It's the Sweet Paprika Design Vivace. http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library...designs-vivace Is this one a good replacement? Its Ty-Dy sock yarn http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library...oo-ty-dy-socks

I THINK the only difference is that it contains 20% nylon and washable wool but for socks that's a good thing right?

Thanks in advance!
__________________
Visit me on Ravelry continentalknits
KnitandPurl is offline   Reply With Quote

 

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

Old 04-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,351
Thanks: 1,683
Thanked 8,806 Times in 7,165 Posts
Yes, those two should work. Nylon helps socks last longer so it is a good thing. as long as you stick to the same gauge you should be fine.

Welcome back!
__________________
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
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
KnitandPurl (04-17-2013)
Old 04-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
GrumpyGramma
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,330
Thanks: 2,088
Thanked 3,264 Times in 2,756 Posts
I don't see a problem. The nylon will make it wear better or at least I think that's the idea.
__________________
~ GG

Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..

GrumpyGramma is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post:
KnitandPurl (04-17-2013)
Old 04-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,855
Thanks: 667
Thanked 3,506 Times in 3,180 Posts
The Ty-Dy looks like a good substitute and it comes in a great choice of colors. Have fun knitting these socks!
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to salmonmac For This Useful Post:
KnitandPurl (04-17-2013)
Old 04-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
KnitandPurl
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 128
Thanks: 54
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Thanks ladies. It's good to be back. I decided on a lark to go with a friend to the Flying Fingers Yarn Shop in Tarrytown, NY and I just HAD to knit something. For this yarn, though I'll buy it online so I can get a sale.

This was the first time I used Ravelry's advanced yarn search and its pretty impressive.
__________________
Visit me on Ravelry continentalknits
KnitandPurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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

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
Yarn substitution question crocee General Knitting 3 04-24-2009 11:04 AM
yarn substitution question blessedtosew General Knitting 4 04-23-2009 04:31 PM
Yarn Substitution Question !!!! ChristineDoucet How-to Questions 1 04-10-2008 05:38 PM
YARN SUBSTITUTION QUESTION Northknitter How-to Questions 3 01-14-2008 12:29 PM
Yarn substitution question gargoylelib How-to Questions 6 07-19-2007 01:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:17 AM.