Thursday, March 16, 2006

Alternate yarn

I asked Wendy for suggestions for other yarns for the Cowl (Alpaca/silk doesn't work for long in Florida). One of her suggestions was Debbie Bliss' Cathay yarn. I found it on Ebay in mint green for $2 less per skein than any of the online stores. I can't wait to get started!

3 comments:

Tricotine said...

Oh Thank you so much, Silvia!

I purchased the SC pattern this morning and I was wondering what yarn to substitute to the Alpaca/silk... ?

May I ask what her other suggestions were?

Isabelle
http://tricotine.blogspot.com

Silvia said...

Here's what Wendy said when I asked about alternate yarns:

"I think you can work your Somewhat Cowl in a cotton/silk blend like the one by Elsebeth Lavold. You could also use a cotton/rayon or other blend that is in the correct weight. I think GGH makes some nice blends, too. Maybe even the Debbie Bliss Cathay?"

Hope that helps!

gaysknits said...

thanks for the lead i went to ebay and found the yarn i was looking for...karabella vintage cotton and i used my pay pal funds YEAH!