How To’s Day: How to Pick a Good Substitution Yarn

howtosday-icon-thumb 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


6 responses to “How To’s Day: How to Pick a Good Substitution Yarn”

  1. Thank you for that link! 😉

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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 😀

  5. Oh I wish I had known about that months ago! Coulda saved my self doing MATH (uggh)!

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