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Old 04-27-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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Cheap sub for Blue Sky Alpaca?
I want to knit the blanket in Last Minute Knitted gifts but the bloody thing calls for 30+ skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca yarn. Does anyone know of a cheap alternative that comes in lots of earth tones? Otherwise, I figured out this blanket would cost me over $250.
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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knitpicks has all KINDS of Alpaca yarns! Pure and blended....check 'em out! Just find one that knits at the same gauge/is the same weight.
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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I saw their alpaca yarn but they didn't have any colors similar to what I wanted for the blanket. this blanket has a bunch of browns and tans. I really wanted to use their stuff since it's so cheap but hmmm... I guess I could use a different sport weight yarn. I'll have to look more at their stuff.
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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Re: Cheap sub for Blue Sky Alpaca?
Originally Posted by KnittingMom
I want to knit the blanket in Last Minute Knitted gifts but the bloody thing calls for 30+ skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca yarn. Does anyone know of a cheap alternative that comes in lots of earth tones? Otherwise, I figured out this blanket would cost me over $250.
You could try www.elann.com

They often have some great stuff at really reduced prices!!

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ok, i'm a big ole ninny....i just typed all of this wisdom...then didn't post it...lost it!!
I have the book & the blanket is very, very scrumptcious!! If u r insisting on the alpaca like the book says...then might I suggest EBAY....all sorts of yarn over there!! I was just there....more yarn than u can a stick at!
or...u could go the dye it yourself route
however u go...keep up posted!
good nite, my friend :zzz:
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I'm not at all stuck on alpaca but I definitely want the colors. All of the sportweight yarn I've seen either isn't any cheaper or doesn't come in the colors I need.

I checked eBay the other day and didn't find anything but I should go look again. Who knows what I'll find.
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