Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Dragon Scarf - Yarn Substitution Suggestions?

New poster:

I'm planning to make the Dragon Scarf (don't have my book here to type in the exact name, sorry!) and was wondering a bit about making yarn substitutions.

I'm having trouble finding all the colors in a DK yarn that I like working with; would it be better to go down to, say, sport-weight and double-strand or to go up to worsted and accept that the scarf will be slightly misproportioned because of it?

Thanks!

3 Comments:

  • At 10:06 AM, Blogger Chef Messy said…

    Have you checked KnitPicks.com? They have some really great DK yarn.

     
  • At 11:52 AM, Blogger Lori said…

    Nancy's Knitknacks Digit yarn might work if you doubled it.

    It comes in 86 colors and is 130 yards/1 ounce.

    If you held two strands of Digit together, 130 working yards would weigh 2 ounces, which is just slightly thicker than the original Jamieson yarn (150 yards/2 ounces).

    Here's the link. I also like that you can click to see larger color swatches on this web site.

    http://www.nancysknitknacks.com/

     
  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger sistercoyote said…

    Wonderful, thank you both!

     

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