That's hopefully a title that will make ppl read twice
So my sister wants some leg-warmers for christmas and the topic says the yarn is 59% rayon and 41% wool. ok. So being the the broke and jobless college kid i am, i go to knitpicks.com (
) to find a yarn similar to the one in the pattern. well, knitpicks.com doesn't hav any wool blends with rayon. well, i'm buying from knitpicks- there's no question there. so i was trying to figure out which blend to buy then- since i'm assuming rayon's in there for a reason. so to figure out what to replace it with i need to know what qualities rayon is known for- what would it have done to the leg-warmers- make them shiny? make them stretchy? what?
so then i figured well- what are all the yarn fibers known for? if i were going to create a pattern for something and i had to choose a yarn for that particular pattern what qualities would make me choose that fiber?