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Old 05-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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alternative yarns - help!
Is there a good way to find alternatives to the yarns suggested in patterns? I love to knit, but am finding it very expensive to use the yarns that are in the patterns.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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If you find a yarn of the same weight (sport, dk, worsted, bulky, etc.) and yardage, then you should be able to substitute a less expensive yarn.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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Ofttimes the weight of the suggested yarn is not included in the pattern. Do you just need to go online and find the weight of the yarn on the manufacturer's website? Or is there a simpler way?
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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The best yarn resource I've found is www.yarndex.com. You can search in many different ways and see colors. Hopefully it will be useful for you!
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