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Old 05-26-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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Yarn substitute suggestions for a cute pattern?
I found this pattern on sale for a cute v-neck pullover:
http://www.herrschners.com/products/...962&id=2&tab=3

But it calls for Patons Anna yarn which has been discontinued. I checked E-Bay but there's not alot there to choose from. Can anyone recommend a substitute brand? It looks like it's chunky weight with 97% wool and 3% nylon. Any type of yarn would be fine but I want to make sure the weight and colors make sense with the pattern before I buy it.

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Old 05-26-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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Knitpicks Palisade knits at the same gauge, but only comes in 2 colors....

WoolEase Thick & Quick doesnt have as much wool, but I bet it would knit at the same gauge

Or, if you want something fancier, there's Rowan Chunky Print or Rowan York Tweed Chunky
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Thanks! Those suggestons bring up a question that my DH asked me: Is this even in style? He thinks the varigated pink might be out dated and I should try something with earth tones. I really like the Rowan selection too. Would I need to find three colors that kind of go together or make the pullover with just one color?

I'm such a fashion misfit!!
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by suziehomemaker
Thanks! Those suggestons bring up a question that my DH asked me: Is this even in style? He thinks the varigated pink might be out dated and I should try something with earth tones. I really like the Rowan selection too. Would I need to find three colors that kind of go together or make the pullover with just one color?

I'm such a fashion misfit!!
I don't think there's anything wrong with the varigated pink. I doesn't look outdated to me. I'm thinking that your maybe DH is ultra-fabulous in cleverly and gently expressing that perhaps earth tones would look better on you than pink. Pink is not a color that can be worn by EVERYONE, including ekgheiy *giggle* But I could be wrong ... :thinking:
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Great point! I'll corner him at lunch today and see what he was trying to get at with that suggestion. I think the pink is pretty but it would be so much easier if I just picked one color. I hate switching - definitely need to get better at that.
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Originally Posted by suziehomemaker
Great point! I'll corner him at lunch today and see what he was trying to get at with that suggestion. ...etc.
Uh oh - what has ekgheiy started? No need to corner the lad ... just ... you know ... consider his suggestion ... um ... hm ...
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I got the full story from DH (Instant Messager is never enough). He doesn't like the pink and thinks just one color would look better, like this one:
http://www.lionbrand.com/graphics/yarns/640-135b.jpg

I may have to go shopping this weekend and see for myself!
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Originally Posted by suziehomemaker
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http://www.lionbrand.com/graphics/yarns/640-135b.jpg ... etc
Yes that is a nice color. I really like the Palisades color that Kelly linked. (PS: I think it's wonderful that DH is giving some constructive feedback )
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Dude - I am the luckiest woman alive. He was raised in a home with 3 sisters and a crafty (not in a bad way ) mother. They taught him right! He's not afraid to help me in any way that might make him look unmanly. Marching into the dressing room to give me a shirt he thinks looks cute? No problem! Standing at my LYS and debating colors and weights of yarn for a project? Done! He's even honest when I make him something and he doesn't like it. I am truly blessed!

Anyway, I can't believe I'm trying to figure out colors for this pattern when I have a ton of projects already on my To Do list! I'm such a sucker when it comes to online sales . . .
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Dude - I am the luckiest woman alive. He was raised in a home with 3 sisters and a crafty (not in a bad way ) mother. They taught him right! ... etc
I'm so happyforyou'ily jealous ... *sigh*
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