Sunday, September 17, 2006

Yarn Substitute Question For The Group

Hello, I am still trying to find a good substitute yarn for the "Silk Bijou". Is there anyone here who decided to go with the Cascade Pima Cotton or Pima Silk, as one of the recommended yarns? If yes, did you need to go down a needle size as recommended? I really like the SB - and am hoping some of you will post feedback on how it works up. (I had hoped to purchase it online, but couldn't find a source that takes paypal payments). Other suggestions for substitutions for "Sizzle" would be really appreciated.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm using Debbie Bliss Cathay. Got gauge first try and it's working up really well, I think. It has a little bit of silk in it and feels much nicer than plain cotton. You can see a pic on my blog - I should really post it here too when I have a minute.

Chicago Jen said...

I'm doing Sizzle and I'm a "loose knitter" (in the cleanest possible sense, of course :) ) This means that I usually can't get guage on yarn that is recommended if it's an aran weight. That being said, I'm using Louisa Harding "Grace" silk and wool and my gauge is coming out perfect. I'm doing it in a yummy chocolate brown...

Krista said...

For Sizzle, The Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere is knitting up great and to gauge. I'll be posting about it later today.

knittinmomof2 (Heidi) said...

I have Cascade pima silk, but haven't swatched yet. Hoping to do that next week and I'll let you know how it goes.

slmknits said...

I'm using Cascade Pima Silk. I knit pretty loosly, swatched fine on 6's, but after 6" realized the whole thing would be HUGE and too drapey. (I'm beginning to think I knit differently when I swatch...)So I frogged it and am now doing very nicely on size 5 needles, and I like the fabric much better.

Karin said...

Thank you so much for all your suggestions everyone - I have some stashed "Cathay", maybe I'll swatch to see how I do with it.