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Old 10-19-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Berroco Suede substitute?
Hi. I want to knit those cute suede baby "Ugg" booties for a co-worker who just had a baby yesterday. My LYS sells the Berroco suede and plush for $9.95 each.

Does anyone know of a less expensive substitute? My co-worker is very nice, but I don't want to spend $30 on yarn just for a pair of booties!

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Old 10-19-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/lionSuede.html

I don't know how it compares, but maybe worth looking at.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:49 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use the lionbrand...I've not used it myself but I've heard that it's not so nice. I need a substitute for that same yarn too so if you find something good or find that the lionbrand does work--please post to let us know! The guage isn't exactly right on the lion brand but if you are comfortable making the alteration--it might be okay if you wanna try...
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I've read too that Lion Suede is *not* a good substitute for Berroco Suede. I haven't found one...I just keep searching the bargain room at the LYS for Berroco. :D
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http://www.craftsetc.com/Store/ShowP....aspx?p=268680

I picked up some of this at Hobby Lobby, wondering if it would be a good substitute to make the Uggs, but I haven't tried it yet. It seemes more suede-y than like a chenille to me. It just says size 11 needles, I'd have to dig it out of my stash tub to see if it has a more specific gauge to compare with the Berroco Suede, but I can if you need me to.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks. . . I think I might just break down and buy the Berroco, but instead of knitting the sole in a color different from the bootie, I'll make 'em the same so that I can get away with buying only two skeins of yarn instead of three.

I do like some of the colors of the chenille, though. Let me know how that knits up!
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