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Old 06-20-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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Hi Everybody--

My pattern for my tank top finally arrived, and because the yarn has been discontinued, I need to find a different one that will work. The discontinued yarn (vista from filatura di crossa) is described as "70% cotton and 30% nylon, mesh-like woven-in-the-round yarn" and is bulky weight.

Any suggestions?

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Old 06-20-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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What's the pattern's yarn gauge? That should be one of the things to look for. Does the company that makes filatura di crosa make a comparable yarn?
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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reminds me of the description of the Bella Colour yarn that's at I have some in the grey/white colors and it has that woven mesh type and I'm pretty sure it is a cotton blend.
yup- here's the link

I've always had great ordering experiences with this company. and in my opinion their prices are pretty good. You do want to buy enough at one time, as "discontinued" is part of their name....
did I say one project at a time?

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Old 06-21-2007, 03:38 PM   #4
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I love research projects like this! I looked at how Yarndex classifies the Vista and found a few options for you:

Cotton Tape by Rowan
Cosmos by Stacy Charles
Soft Cotton by Lana Grossa
Glimmer Print by Rowan

All of these look a lot like the Vista. I've seen the cotton tape in my LYS.
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