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Old 06-06-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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Need substitute for Berroco Smart Cotton
I really want to make:

This Tank

but the yarn is discontinued. Can anybody help me come up with a (fairly inexpensive) alternative that will knit up about the same?

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Old 06-06-2005, 10:31 AM   #2
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i can't really tell for sure from the picture of the yarn but wouldn't something like Sugar n Cream work as a sub? maybe i am completely off in what i am seeing in the pic but if it would that would make for a super cheap tank!
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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Well, it says it's stretchy, so maybe Cascade Fixation? It has a similar gauge. Might be too stretchy though, I don't know.

If you don't care about the stretchy-ness so much, then maybe LionBrand Cotton Ease or TLC Cotton Plus. Just try to find something with a similar gauge. That's a pretty top too!
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Well, I thought the same with the Sugar N Cream. I had bought a cone with the intention of using it for a tank top. I tried it for this tank top, and I thought the gauge was about right, but it was coming out WAY too big. Since the pattern is pretty specific, I didn't dare to tweak it. I was thinking maybe it was because it was all cotton and I need something that would be stretchier? But I really don't know. Thanks for the help! I'll look into the Fixation and the TLC Cotton Plus.
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