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Old 11-11-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Mixing yarn types
is this advisable?
The sweatshirt I'm doing is an denim-style by bernat and i wanted the contrast stripe to be a solid blue. All HL had today that matched was a Wool by Lion. I got, but am not sure I should mix the different contents. HELP!
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but I think you'd have to be sure that both were compatible for washing at least. A sweatshirt sounds like it should be washable...is the wool superwash or will it felt? Although a felted trim may look cool it may not be the look you were going for. I'm sure someone will respond who knows more.
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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I would say that if the gauge matches, and the care instructions are the same, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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here's more info:
Main sweatshirt
Bernat Denimstyle
Tension
18 sts - 24 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Suggested Knitting Needle
5.00 mm, US - 8

Suggested Crochet Hook
5.00 mm, US - H/8

Care
Machine washable and dryable on low setting.
All Shades (164103)
Content: 70% Acrylic - 30% Soft Cotton
Put-up: 3.50 oz / 100 g, 6 Balls / Package
Length: 196 yd / 179 m

and the contrast stripe would be:
Lion W soft and elegant worsted-weight 100% wool yarn available in a classic color range, in which solids coordinate with prints. Create timeless knit and crochet garments, accessories and home fashions. Excellent for creating felted projects. Labels feature both cleaning and felting instructions.


Worsted Weight
Solids 3 oz (85 g)/158 yd (144 m)
Prints 2 oz (78 g)/143 yd (131 m)
1 oz (50 g) / 71 yd (65 m) skeins
100% Wool

Gauge:
Knit: 16 stitches by 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) with US #8 (5mm) needles
Crochet: 12 stitches by 15 rows = 4" (10 cm) with size H-8 (5.mm) hook



Fabric Care Instructions
More about yarn care symbols...

Hand wash in in cool or warm water; dry flat and not by machine. Do not bleach or iron

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Old 11-11-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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well it looks like your gauge is different on those so you may have to change needle size to make them look uniform but i mix yarn types all the time. i think it makes for cool texture. but if you are looking for uniformity....might not want to mix.
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Old 11-11-2005, 03:44 PM   #6
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okay, thanks ya'll. I'll probably try it and if it doesn't look right, I'll find something else. I can always handwash the garment since the wool requires that.
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