2/15/2010 8:00:06 AM
I an a novice knitter and would like to substitute a yarn. I love the pattern but the yarn required is out of my budget range. Elann has great quality and buys but I am not sure how to substitute. The pattern calls for 20sts and 25 rows to 10cm/4in square over a K1P1 pattern on 5mm/(US 8) needles. The pattern yarn is 23 50g/1 and3/4 oz. balls of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran. I am thinking a medium weight yarn but do I need to stick to wool? Thanks!
2/15/2010 10:47:49 AM
Hello Kathleen,

I do have a few options you might be interested in looking at and for your convenience I have provided the links to each below.

The first is our elann.com Limited Edition Finesse which is 60% Merino Wool/ 40% Tencel and knits to a gauge of 19 st/4 inches 4.0 mm (US 6):


Next is our elann.com Incense which is 50% Wool/ 25% Silk/ 25% Bamboo and knits to a gauge of 19 st/4 inches 4.5 mm (US 7):


Finally I would suggest our elann.com Limited Edition Camella which is 90% Merino Wool/ 10% Camel and knits to a gauge of 19 st/4 inches 4.0 mm (US 6);


If you have any further questions please email me at customerservice @elann.com
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