Need yarn substitute for Spinnerin bulky yarn

mbarstowOctober 14, 2009

I have an old Spinnovations book with a sweater I want to knit. It calls for 3 oz. 85 yds. of bulky wt. yarn. Is there a equal substitute yarn I can purchase? I understand this yarn is no longer made. The sweater is made with No. 11 needles. Obviously, I an fairly new to knitting. I'd like to purchase the yarn on line at a bargain in case I mess up badly.

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sandra_ferguson

Go to any yarn shop with your pattern and they'll be glad to help you find a substitute. Or, go to any store that sells yarn, and read the packages...look for 3 0z, 85 yards on the labels. You could then look for what you find on line.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 6:16PM
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peaches12345

You need to look at yarns with a 3 to 3.5 stitches per inch gauge. That is the gauge of bulky yarn. Look online at yarn sites or check out what JoAnn's and Michael's carry which will be relatively inexpensive yarn. You can sub one bulky yarn for another as long as the gauge is equivalent.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 11:18AM
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