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Old 02-21-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cascade 220 vs Ultra Alpaca
Ok- I'm thinking of making the Rogue sweater found here: http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patter...gue/detail.php

I'm stuck on my yarn choice... I'm making another pattern in Berroco Ultra Alpaca and I absolutely love the feel of it. However, I'm thinking there just isn't a color I quite like, so I was thinking of going with cascade. I've used cascade for felting, but I'm not sure how it would feel for a pullover sweater. I would nearly always have at least a tshirt or somethin underneath, so I'm just wondering if it's relatively soft for a sweater? I have a few balls of it at home and it seems to feel fine. Just figured I would ask....

Also, if I go the cascade route, I can go buy it tomorrow cuz I have enough $$, if I go with alpaca I would have to wait another payday


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Old 02-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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I cascade 220, so I say go with that. Course, I've never really tried ultra alpaca, so this may not be accurate opinion, but I still love 220
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Thanks for the links I'm just wondering what people's experiences are with cascade for sweaters... I'm thinkin it's soft enough, but I've never made anything big with it.
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I made my clogs with Cascade, but I honestly don't think I'd make a sweater with it--especially if alpaca is my other option. I don't think it would be awful, but there are softer yarns out there. Just my picky opinion.
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I knit a cardigan for DH using triple strand Cascade 220. It is not scratchy. It was a delight to work with. You won't regret it.

Additionally, I think Cascade 220 wool will show the cables better! Alpaca and alpaca blends could fuzzy-up or blur the definition of the cables.
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I know the alpaca is softer... I'm going in person to see if there is a color I like, but if not-- it's probably going to be cascade. I think I would rather have a little less soft in a color I'll actually wear. I'm thinking green would be gorgeous. I already have cascade around, so I did my gauge swatch...

The harder question-- I do technically have enough money right now to go buy the yarn, but I'm already working on another sweater. I really really wanna go to my LYS and buy the yarn... but I should be well behaved and wait till payday next friday. So... do I go buy it now or do I wait??? ARGH! such tough choices...
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IMO Cascade 220 is too scratchy.
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I could just wander to my LYS with a budget and feel and fondle till I find something I like
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Cascade 220 is great....I have a sweater made out of it that I only wear a tank top under and it doesn't itch me at all. I think wool is a better choice than alpaca for Rogue....you want the cables to pop out and they might not with alpaca.
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