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Old 07-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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Mixing yarns in a sweater
I'm wanting to knit a raglan sweater with a striped body and solid sleeves. I have some yummy Artyarns Supermerino, but I don't have enough for a sweater and I can't find all the colors I want in that brand. Can I mix it with, say, Cascade 220 Superwash (so both yarns will be washable)? Both are worsted weight; I'm hoping they will knit up to the same gauge. I don't have any Cascade 220 Superwash yet, but it comes in LOTS of colors.


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Old 07-02-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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As long as they knit up for you at the same gauge, I don't see a problem. I think I'd make two separate swatches and wash them, since in my experience some superwash wool stretches and some doesn't--so rather than have a nasty surprise later on, check now.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, Ingrid. I will be sure to make swatches of both kinds.

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It might be easier and equally informative to do a swatch with both in it, in a similar pattern (e.g. same-width stripes)?
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