A few weeks ago when I asked for How To’s Day ideas I got some great suggestions. Thank you to all of you who made suggestions!! Keep them coming!
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 Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn By Clara Parkes
The Knitter’s Guide to Combining Yarns: 300 Foolproof Pairings * 8 Cool Projects by Kathleen Grecco
The Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements by Ann Budd (I carry this one in my bag when I go to buy yarn)
No Sheep for You: Knit Happy with Cotton, Silk, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo & Other Delights by Amy Singer
Thank you for that link! 😉
I’m patiently waiting to learn how to become Pope ;D
Okay, what I really meant to say is thanks for sharing that. Have a great day!
Okay, I couldn’t let Jenny’s comment go by without a nod to her absolutely hilarious dry humor…you make me laugh out loud! 😀
Thanks, Denise for the great link!
Thanks bunches! I forgot about that website, I have been there before, just forgot about it 😀
Jenny is such a jokester! Maybe we should knit her a Joker hat 😀
Oh I wish I had known about that months ago! Coulda saved my self doing MATH (uggh)!
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