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Old 09-17-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
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Classic Elite Waterspun Weekend yarn
Does anyone know where I could find this yarn. I have a rug pattern that uses this yarn. I have not been able to find any. Is there a good substitute for this yarn that would work for a knitted rug?
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:39 AM   #2
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Well, according to Yarndex that particular yarn was discontinued in 2004. Here is the link to it's details at Yarndex:

comparing the needle size to the gauge I believe it would fall into the Super Bulky yarn category.

However, I cannot recommend a singular yarn brand to use as a substitute. Hopefully, this information can still be of use to you.

Judge: Madame, either you will have to cease knitting or I will have to cease judging. Which shall it be?

Miss Marple: It helps me to concentrate, milord.

Judge: It does not help me, madame.

Miss Marple: Oh. Very well. (puts away knitting)

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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Rowan Big Wool or Lion Brand Big might be good substitutes. They are both plied yarns (several strands twisted together) unlike Waterspun Weekend, which was a felted singles (one thick strand), so the effect will not be quite the same, but if the gauge matches you should be okay. I made a pullover with Weekend and was not thrilled with it -- it pilled like crazy and because of its singles structure, had a tendency to pull apart as it was being knit. You might actually get better results with a substitute.

For other suggestions, go to and click on Super Bulky.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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I willl look into those. I was concerned that I needed the felted yarn for the rug to hold up but maybe that would not be the case. Maybe I will try the Lion Brand to see how it works up for a rug and use it awhile before making any more for gifts. I thought these rugs would be a great thing to try. The pattern was published in a 2001 book. I don't remember the exact title since I am writing this from work. l It is something like Yarn Stash or Stach Buster. The book has several good projects from different yarn stores around the country.
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