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Old 05-18-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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I found a pattern that calls for Shokay Shambala [100 % pure yak down; 164 yd per 100g hank]. Not only is this yarn hard to find it is a fortune! Needing 14 hanks at $32.00 a hank would make a VERY expensive shawl!! So, I was looking for a substitute yarn and would love to see if anyone here would have one to recommend. The shawl gauge is 16sts/24 rows=4" square.

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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What weight is it? You should just try to find some yarn of the same weight. If if has any special characteristics, you should look for those to (i.e, eyelash, mohair, slub, shiny surfaces, etc.) Remember to do a gauge swatch to determine your gauge with the new yarn.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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You can always check yarndex.com for subs by whatever category (texture, gauge, etc) you desire.

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Old 05-20-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ContiKnitter View Post
What weight is it? You should just try to find some yarn of the same weight. If if has any special characteristics, you should look for those to (i.e, eyelash, mohair, slub, shiny surfaces, etc.) Remember to do a gauge swatch to determine your gauge with the new yarn.
what is slub?
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by madametj View Post
what is slub?
Slub is thick-and-thin yarn.
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