Substitute for 100% Mercerized Cotton?
Pattern called for the above with the following gauge of 20 sts/27 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on #5 needles. Best I can tell from gauge guides is this is a DK weight yarn?
Best options I could find (as I couldn't find this yarn in the colors I wanted) was from KP but I don't know WHICH is best substitute and would GREATLY appreciate you guys/gals' wise and all-knowing input on this.
First is the CotLin...
Content: 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen
Gauge: 5.5 sts=1" on #5-7 needles
Second Choice is the prettier ShineSport...
Content: 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal®
Weight: Sport Weight
Gauge: 6 sts=1" on #3-5 needles (could you just use larger needles to get pattern guage?)
PLEASE Advise?? In case it helps any, this is for a simple sweater.
Is there anything that I could use that is machine washable (even if only on delicate?) With two young kids, I REALLY need machine washable...if possible, but the pattern wants this stuff.
Your help is appreciated.
OTN: my first attempt at any type of mitten - doing fingerless
Oh...and I'm heajames on Ravelry
Last edited by astonh : 09-05-2007 at 03:12 PM.
Reason: Updated Question with Potential Subs?