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Old 03-13-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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Help Finding a Yarn Alternative
I'm knitting a top for my mother and it calls for Rowan 4ply cotton. I can't really find a color in it I like. Can anyone suggest an alternative (and preferably economical) yarn I can substitute? Here's a link to the pattern.

http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glam...otos/id92.html
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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According to Yarndex it's a fingering weight cotton so find some that weight (sock weight) and it should work.
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=95

I looked on Ravelry and people have used a variety of yarns including Paton's Grace, Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Jaeger Sienna, and more.
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I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?
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I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?
That is a DK weight yarn, so you could replace it with a different yarn that is the same weight. What is it you are planning to knit? That will give us a better idea of what to suggest.
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I don't know how to post a new thread sorry,but could you tell me an alternative to Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal :?
When you first go to the General Knitting page there is an orange "Start a New Thread" button located in the upper left side of the page. Click on it and you'll go to the page where you'll be able to post a new thread.
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http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress.....This is the link to the pattern I wish to do and thank you for your help
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http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress.....This is the link to the pattern I wish to do and thank you for your help
That is a beautiful dress! Being that it is a summer dress, I would steer away from anything with wool. It is helpful if you can find a yarn that has a similar amount of yardage as the yarn you are looking to substitute.

This yarn is a sesame color and is on sale, if you like the color it could be a possibility:

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-cr...otton-bam-boo/

Maybe do a search for DK weight yarns and see what you come up with. Why did you not want to use the yarn that is suggested?
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Your link isn't working quite right. Try this: http://www.interweavestore.com/dawn-dress
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
That is a beautiful dress! Being that it is a summer dress, I would steer away from anything with wool. It is helpful if you can find a yarn that has a similar amount of yardage as the yarn you are looking to substitute.

This yarn is a sesame color and is on sale, if you like the color it could be a possibility:

http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-cr...otton-bam-boo/

Maybe do a search for DK weight yarns and see what you come up with. Why did you not want to use the yarn that is suggested?
that is a beautiful yarn and half the price!Thank you so much.
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The yarn that was suggested in the pattern is too expensive for me
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