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Old 05-18-2008, 12:37 AM   #1
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Substitute yarn for Debbie Bliss Cotton DK?
Does any one know what I could substitute for Debbie Bliss Cotton DK? I want to make on of her cable coats and since it;s my first cable project I'd like to try it with something cheaper. It's 100% cotton and the gauge is 20sts/4" on size 6.

So far the only thing I have found is Rowan cotton but that isn't any cheaper!!

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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Sorry. Though I found something but it is a different weight
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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UPDATE: The above was the official gauge at yarndex. The gauage she gives for he sweater is 20 sts and 29 rows in a 4" square with size 7. She says that it is slightly thicker than a standard double knitting weight.

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Old 05-18-2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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if you're willing to do make your project in turquoise or tangerine orange little knits has it on sale for $2.92 a skein.

http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=368
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:14 AM   #5
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Thanks Susan, I saw that. he problem is I need at least 20 skeins and they don't have that many.
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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To answer my own question I think I found a substitute. Elan Organic cotton. It is supposed to knit 20 sts/4" on size 7. It was $3 a skein. I just went ahead and bought a bunch. Now fingers crossed!!
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