Monday, April 24, 2006

What I learned

I made a pleasant discovery this weekend!


This, from Vogue's knitsimple, can be substituted with Omega Sinfonia, which costs over 50% less!


















And this, from Vogueknitting, can be substituted with Red Heart Lustre Sheen! (I used this yarn for No. 4, which I just finished, too.) The gauges are identical, stitch for stitch, and row for row.

I realize this is bordering on sacrilege, substituting yarn that is recommended by Queen Vogue for cheaper yarn.....but I'm not going to pay that much. I think you can have beautiful handknitted garments, even with less expensive yarn. I'm not ruling out the "real" stuff altogether, because after all, you can't substitute every kind of yarn.








1 Comments:

At 1:52 AM, Blogger Adriana said...

I am always substituting yarns, I make sure the metreage is correct, the gauge is virtually the same (give or take a couple of sts), and the needle size matches. Once I get all this information then I make my decision. I love Jo Sharp patterns but I am NOT paying up to $AU15 per ball.

 

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