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Old 04-26-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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yarn subtitutions
I'm a newbie here, so if this is a stupid question, please forgive me.
I have a pattern for a summer top that calls for a "light worsted" weight yarn. Can I use DK weight? I can't imagine a summer top in a wool worsted yarn. Most of the cotton/blend yarns seems to be in either sport or DK weight. I need some advice so I can get started.

BTW, any suggested yarns would also be very helpful. So many choices... it's confusing! THANKS!
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:54 AM   #2
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There are cotton/cotton blends in worsted weight. If you haven't tried it yet, check out You can search by weight and fiber.

As for the might be able to use it, depending on how tight/loose you want the resulting fabric to be. You could knit a gauge swatch with the DK to long as you end up with the same spi/rows called for in the pattern and you're happy with the fabric (with the smaller yarn it will most likely be a "looser" fabric) it would be ok to use it.
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