I've seen people recommend Yarndex as a good resource for learning about yarns and potential substitutes - maybe someone can help me figure out how to use it??
I am looking at a pattern in Vogueknitting Spring/Summer 2007:
It's the striped cardigan in the middle under "The Easy Life" (scroll down). The yarn is Rowan Summer Tweed - it's a 70% silk/30% cotton blend. I looked at the yarn on Yarndex, and thought I'd look to see what other brand yarns in the silk/cotton blend are listed. Doing a search on Silk Blend returns NOTHING, not even the Rowan Summer Blend. In fact, doing a search on Cotton Blend also returns NOTHING.
Doing a search on Cotton - I can click in the Cotton Blends button, and get 496 choices, not listed in any particular order that I can figure out (so how do I find cotton/silk?) I can do the same on Silk - Silk only, click on Blends, get over 200 listings. It will take me a looong time to go through all those listings.
So, how can I search for a cotton/silk blend on Yarndex? I'm completely baffled.
tia for any help!