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Old 08-31-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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Yarn to use instead of Lavold's (expensive) angora
I'm going to try my first E Lavold pattern, and it calls for her Angora (aran weight). Now it's real pretty and all ( look here ), but E X P E N S I V E. Any recommendations for a switcheroo yarn - I'd like to purchase from Knitpicks!

oh this is the pattern!
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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Pretty! KnitPicks doesn't have any aran weight yarn, but you could probably use a worsted weight one. The andean silk has a similar gauge to the angora (andean silk is 4.5-5 sts=1" on #7-8 needles, angora is 17 st/4 inches 4.5 mm (US 7)). Not exact, but you might be able to fiddle with it a bit to make it work.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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thanks mer - I was thinking of that one but not quite sure of myself - good to hear your input!

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