Saturday, November 11, 2006

Possible Yarn Substitute

Hello I'm new to the group and I have to confess that I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Sahara pattern by Wendy Bernard since last week. A possible yarn substitute that is listed as Consumer Friendly is Artyarns Regal Silk (I have linked an online vendor as Artyarns site didn't go straight to the Regal Silk page). I am using Regal Silk for my SKB and it seems to be going good. I am using a size 6 needle and getting about 5.5 sts to the inch. Below is a picture of my first try on. I'm getting ready to start the waist detail.

I just took a peek at Bella Paquita and that is a nice sweater also. So hard to choose.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

Sahara's nice but (in my opinion) it's too similar to the SKB and I'm ready for something a little different. Besides, I still have ill feelings about Tilli Tomas and wish our knitting designers would consider the ethics of the yarn companies they're endorsing when designing a pattern with these yarns. It pretty much ruins the whole pattern for me.