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Old 02-02-2007, 09:05 PM   #1
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What Yarn To Use For First Cable Sweater?
I'd like to try my hand at my first sweater, and a simple cable one. I was told Aran is good and soft, but I need to buy it discount, and I couldn't find it on Smiley's Yarn Internet Sale

So what would you recommend????????

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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Any worsted weight yarn would be good. Plymouth Encore is a good inexpensive choice. Aran is more a weight than a particular yarn--its usually a little heavier than worsted, but not always.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:05 PM   #3
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Knitpicks has great yarn, and it's inexpensive. Sierra is a bulky yarn, and Swish is superwash worsted wool. Both are good for cables.
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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You also want a yarn that's not fuzzy, so the cables are clearly defined.
Two good, well-priced all-wool worsteds are Cascade 220 and Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool.
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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I used Caron Natura one pound. I made the Poonam sweater from Berroco for my first one.
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