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Old 10-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
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substitute for Kidsilk Haze
does anyone know of a good substitute for Rowan Kidsilk Haze that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? I have my eye on this sweater pattern I have and I really want it to have a texture like the one in the photograph, but I need 6 balls of Kidsilk Haze and thats going to cost me like $110+ (man I had the conversion rates lol) and that is just so not in my budget....
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:57 PM   #2
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Link to Yarndex

This shows other DK weight mohair yarns...maybe one of these would work? It says the Studio Mohair is made in Australia, maybe you could find that one easily.
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I know I can get that yarn at k-mart, why? because I was just up there half an hour ago with my son because he was complaining that he was the only one without a scarf. He actually picked up some of that yarn, in pink, LMAO, I manged to talk him into a nice wool yarn in blue hehehe

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If you do find a substitute, let me know! I am also coveting some Kidsilk. I have not found another mohair to be as soft.

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Old 10-09-2006, 01:57 PM   #5
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Kidsilk Haze is a lace mohair so I don't know whether substituting a DK weight mohair would give the same effect. I guess if the gauge matched it would fit anyway. The only yarn that I know of that is comparable to KSH and is less expensive is Kid Seta. It's a little less expensive and made at the same factory as KSH. I don't know if the difference in price would be enough though.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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I think you could use Feza Kid Mohair. I have both at home and they are very similar. The Kidsilk is a bit more soft, but there isn't a huge difference. I think they are the same weight and everything, but double check that!
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I've used Filatura di Crosa "Baby Kid Extra" as a sub for Kidsilk haze. It isn't tremendously cheap, but it is serveral dollars cheaper than Kidsilk and it has better yardage. It doesn't contain any silk - it has 20% nylon instead - but it does turn out lovely and soft (if only I didn't hate knitting with mohair so much!)

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http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1614
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:47 PM   #8
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I've heard some people say that Knitpicks Suri Dream might be comparable to Kidsilk Haze, but I don't know that anyone has experimented with it.
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Suri Dream is much heavier than Kidsilk Haze. Suri Dream is 143 yards per 50 grams and KSH is 458 yards for the same weight (50 grams). Unless you were really good at adapting patterns for different weights of yarn I don't think you could use it unless you were doing something where gauge doesn't matter.

I don't Knitpicks ships overseas either if I remember correctly.
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Sorry! Bum idea on the Suri Dream.
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