Yarn forum: Yarn Help

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Feb 6, 2010 10:15 PM CST
Name: Susan
I have a pattern I want to make and the yarn used is GGH/Muench 'Esprit' Yarn. This type of yarn is hard to find and very pricey, in my pockets anyway, Does anyone know what might be a comparable less expensive yarn?

Thank you for your help.

Feb 7, 2010 7:24 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Not sure what color you're looking for but a quick search for Polyamide yarns gave me this one: http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-fiber-nylon-... Right gauge, weight and needle size but not many choices for color :(

This site's pretty neat, you can do a search for the type of yarn you're looking for. This one's cheaper but only 50 grams so it might end up costing almost as much as your 88 gm balls : http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/GGH/Risibisi.asp

It's a start, good luck!
Feb 7, 2010 7:37 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Here's a link to an article telling how to subsitute yarns
Hope it helps.


Feb 7, 2010 7:43 AM CST
Name: Susan
Oh you guys are great! I will check these out.
Feb 7, 2010 8:33 AM CST
Name: Susan
those yarns are beautiful, I have never made a pullover and I am so scared to spend that much and have it not come out good. I usually buy bargain stuff cause I have not made anything really special except for my curly scarfs and that I scoured Ebay for bargains.
Feb 7, 2010 6:00 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
I'm looking for an easy hat pattern. something that pulls down over my ears but will roll up or turn up. I think its called a 'cloche'

anyone have one they've tried AND liked?

i'd be grateful. nothing fancy. something to wear when i walk the dog
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

Bread Basket
Gardening in Tennessee
Feb 7, 2010 7:46 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Haven't made one of those yet. Have a pattern for one done with the peaches and cream yarn might try it and see if it's easy.
A good place to find free patterns is Ravelry which lists mostly easy to make stuff for both knit and crochet.
You can also search for patterns by the type of yarn you want to use.

Feb 22, 2010 12:49 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
I have a pattern for a cloche but don't know how to put it on here for you nannie and it is a real simple one.
Feb 23, 2010 11:45 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Nannie, I'll put it in the patterns forum. if you just don't increase it at the end, you can roll it up.
Apr 15, 2010 6:06 AM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
Does anyone know of an online source for Scandinavian yarns?
Apr 15, 2010 7:28 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Google brought up alot of sites so try that and see if you find one you like. I just put in Scandinavian yarns when I searched. Too many links to post them all here.
Apr 15, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
I tried that too. I was hoping that someone had a source that they knew. I did find 3 that I wrote to have heard back from two of them and they are sending me color cards. I am looking for a tapestry yarn like one I bought in Norway. It doesn't have the brand name and I don't remember it.
Jun 27, 2012 12:11 PM CST
You can try searching for discount yarn, a lot of different vendors, both online and instore offer a variety of cheap yarn. For example, I came across stores like these from a quick google search, seems like they have a lot of different brands and types of yarn. Hope this helps!
Mar 28, 2013 1:38 AM CST
There are many useful website links about yarn. Thanks for sharing them. These links are useful to me.

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