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Old 09-01-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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Yarn substitution question
I promise I'll get this yarn subbing down one of these days...

OK, so I want to make this ADORABLE jacket from Debbie Bliss' The Baby Knits Book. I think this will be a good intro to cable stitch.

My question: the pattern calls for her merino aran yarn, which is a little on the $$$ side (especially since I'll need 6 balls of the stuff, and I'd like to get a few extra to make a matching hat.) So, I was looking at knitpick's Andean Silk. It seems to be the same weight...aran and worsted are like the same, no? Do you think this yarn sub will work?

Oh, and another question, has anyone here used Knitpick's Palette? I want to make matching teddy bears for DD and my friend's son (the babies share a birthday, so we do corney stuff like that.) Is this stuff soft? I was wondering how it knits up...I the colors, and it's el-cheapo, which my wallet even more. haha.

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Old 09-01-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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I think Aran is a tad bit heavier than worsted, but I would absolutely go with the substitute. You can be flexible with baby sweater sizes, and you can always adjust you needle if need be.

Silver did a whole thread on trying out Palette, if you want to look.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/ ... highlight=#38936
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Thanks for the quick reply! I think I'll go for it, then...because that's what I need: yet ANOTHER project to add to my list.


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It's neverending, isn't it! :rofling:
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It's neverending, isn't it! :rofling:
That it is, Ingrid; that it is.

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