Today’s subject was recommended by Karen. This is actually a question I get alot!
“I want to make this certain pattern, but I need to use a different yarn because __________! ” Fill in the blank ….
- I’m allergic to the yarn called for..
- I can’t find the yarn called for..
- It’s just tooo expensive.
So what do you do when you want to switch out a yarn? How do you find a suitable substitute?
Allow me to let you in on one of my (until now) best kept secrets: YARNDEX.COM
Some other great resources I turn to are the following books:
The Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements by Ann Budd (I carry this one in my bag when I go to buy yarn)