Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
Knitalia
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Knitalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 74
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Ugg Booties
I want to knit up these cuties:
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_kni...148516,00.html

The Berrocco suede yarn is pretty $$$. I noticed that Lion Brand has a suede yarn. Do you think I can substitute? I want the booties to have some structure. I don't want them to be all floppy & this is why I'm kinda scared to substitute. Any advise??
__________________

MY BLOG
Knitalia is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 03-28-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
knit-errant
Knitting the Flap
 
knit-errant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 320
Thanks: 14
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Hmm... as far as I know, Lion Suede is a much heavier yarn than Berocco's Suede.

I was able to get guage with Lion Chenille for a project calling for the Suede, but the LB Chenille was still a stiffer yarn.
knit-errant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
I tried that very substitution... Lion Suede instead of the Berrocco. It doesn't work. Even knitting it on way smaller needles, and tightly, I never got gauge and the bootie turned out 3 sizes too big.

But.. now you know.
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
Knitalia
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Knitalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 74
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I loooooove this forum. Instant answers. Well, thanks for the replies! I guess I'll have to shell out the $$ for Berrocco. They are so cute.
__________________

MY BLOG
Knitalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
Knitalia
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Knitalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 74
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
BTW Silver, I saw on your blog that you are a fellow fan of ROME. I'm so sad that it's over!! I Titus Pullo.
Actually I loved all the characters. Such a shame that it's done.
__________________

MY BLOG
Knitalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 12:11 PM   #6
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
Originally Posted by Knitalia
BTW Silver, I saw on your blog that you are a fellow fan of ROME. I'm so sad that it's over!! I Titus Pullo.
Actually I loved all the characters. Such a shame that it's done.
WAHHHH!!!
I can only hope they replace it with something better... if that's possible. *long dramatic sigh*
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 12:44 PM   #7
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,184
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,750 Times in 7,120 Posts
I tried the LB Suede, too... doesn't work as the gauge is much larger and it really doesn't look anything like leather. The Berroco one is sort of flat I think like a long leather strip.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 06:59 PM   #8
Eloewien
Turning the Heel
 
Eloewien's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 888
Thanks: 3
Thanked 42 Times in 38 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Eloewien
I made the same mistake, so a 3 year old got the hat Berocco suede is fun to play with at least... I liked it.
__________________
Eloewien on Ravelry
My Blog: www.dragonwingarts.com
WIP's:
For mom: Celtic Knotwork sweater
For me: Rogue, shawl of my own design
For friends: Foliage hat, dragonscale wristwarmers
Eloewien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 12:12 PM   #9
Knitabit
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Knitabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 111
Thanks: 9
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
I am also planning to make those adorable booties. The woman at my LYS said she has made them and did not bother using the darker color for the sole (and that there was enough yarn in one skein of the main color). I am going to do the same thing, as it means one less skein of yarn needed.

I won't get to start mine until summer or fall, so I can't wait to see pictures of yours!

-Knitabit
Knitabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 12:22 PM   #10
Andrea
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
Andrea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Illinois-Center of the Knitting Universe!
Posts: 12,609
Thanks: 12
Thanked 61 Times in 57 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Andrea
I made a few pairs of these now. I used the Suede...If you buy one of each color, you could make one pair with the light color as the main color, with the dark on the sole, then you'd have enough to switch it for another pair.

I also bought blue and pink...I haven't made the pink ones yet. But the blues came out cute!
__________________
Knitting (Hardly): Nashua Surplice Lace Top, Clapotis ,RPM socks in STR (Cobalt Bloom), Blue Sky Wrap in BS Alpaca and Silk Champagne
Recent FOs: Dream Swatches
Next up: More Dream Swatches

No chorus?
Houyhnhnms!
Andrea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dog Booties? JustAFloridaGirl Pattern Central 0 09-28-2008 05:50 PM
booties syeda Pattern Central 1 02-05-2007 02:22 PM
My first booties Debbyd What'cha Knittin'? 4 08-17-2006 12:16 PM
Ugg Booties momwolf How-to Questions 2 03-16-2006 04:22 AM
Booties momwolf General Knitting 3 03-08-2006 03:37 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 PM.