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Old 04-19-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
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Good grief I have champagne taste on a beer budget!
So, I get my Interweave Knits and see this pattern advertised and I fell in love. Then I see that I need 11, 13 or 14 balls and they are around $20 a piece! So, thats $220-$280 for one little cardigan.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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yea...pretty...but not that pretty...maybe you could substitute a yarn that's a little cheaper?

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Old 04-19-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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here's a substitute yarn

i haven't bought the yarn yet, but i did buy that pattern - it looks HARD! - lots of charts
why, yes, i DO need more yarn!
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:08 PM   #4
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gah - my builder, when doing work on my home, told me I have champagne taste and lemonade money I know what you mean exactly, I see things and think they are gorgeous then check the price tags.... Definately look for a substitute - that would be an horrific price to pay for yarn. I think I'd only pay that if I had oodles of experience and was guaranteed I'd not make even a little single mistake!
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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At least it's worsted weight, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a substitute. And it calls for 50g balls, so if you buy 100g skeins then it'll be less yarn.

edit to add: I also am knitting Waterlily right now, which calls for 4 skeins of Giotto at $27/skein, so I'm not one to talk. I did get a good substitution, but I'm running out of yarn so I need to buy more. :(
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:21 AM   #6
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Come sit next to me, I'll get you a glass of lemonade-or beer if you want but I can't stand the taste. I've found things I want to knit and then I total the yarn cost. Uh huh.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:44 AM   #7
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That sub yarn suggestion looks perfect IMO! That price is great too!!! Be sure to let us know what you decide to do.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:59 AM   #8
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It's fun to look for yarn, so, looking for your substitute should be an adventure LOL, I love the Elann yarn for the sub, too
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:06 PM   #9
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I love your title!! LOL

Thats a really pretty sweater I hope you can find a sub for it

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Old 04-20-2006, 05:13 PM   #10
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ohhhhhhh...I that cardi! I can't remember if my IK sub expired already or if I get one more. I wasn't planning on renewing, but now I might have to.
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