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Old 03-08-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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Thinking of making these..
Baby Uggs

It calls for a couple Berroco yarns. Has anyone made them out of anything else? Wondering if I can pick up something at Micheals or Joanns. I'd like to make them for someone I don't know very well and I want them to be nice, but not spend a fortune on something I've never made before. Does that sound awful?

Lion Brand makes a suede and I'm sure I could find he plush, but...Lion Brands suede is bulky and Berroco's is worsted.
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:40 AM   #2
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Those are so cute! Sorry, no suggestions on yarn but I cannot wait to see them when you are done!
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:03 AM   #3
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you could TRY knitting them with smaller needles and lion brand suede to see if you can get guage? I'd try doing that with one ball of yarn first. I just looked it up, myself.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:04 AM   #4
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oh yea heres a knit-a-long where you might find some answers

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...opic.php?t=515
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Well, The Lion Brand Suede is not going to work as a substitute as it is really thick, I'd say super bulky, and needs a big needle. I've used both that and the Berroco Suede, and the Berroco is much, much thinner yarn.
It might sound weird, but the Berroco Suede reminded me more of a chenille ribbon-style yarn (flat). The Lion Suede is thick and round like rope. Maybe you could try a worsted-weight chenille as a substitute.
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Thanks for the KAL info, humblestumble.

That's what I thought, Yvonne. I may have to just bite the bullet and get the Berroco. However I just saw on the KAL that nuno spent $30 on the supplies. I don't think so. :rollseyes:
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:43 PM   #7
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Lion Brand has worsted weight chenille yarns. There's even a mocha colored one that looks to be about the color of the suede.

Would that work?
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Originally Posted by Jenelle
Lion Brand has worsted weight chenille yarns. There's even a mocha colored one that looks to be about the color of the suede.

Would that work?
Thanks, Jenelle. I don't know if it will work or not, I guess I just have to go to Michaels and take a look at it. Or feel it.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Thanks, Jenelle. I don't know if it will work or not, I guess I just have to go to Michaels and take a look at it. Or feel it.
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I think the chenille might work IF you're used to knitting with chenille. It's a lot easier to crochet with it!
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