Anybody have thoughts on best yarn(s) to use for this project?
D in Wisconsin
Good question! Being here in old
blighty I can't seem to find any UK retailers with Tahki
Donegal Tweed, and I don't want to get it delivered from the US and pay
shocking postage and customs charges (again...)!
I was looking at Debbie Bliss
Donegal Aran Tweed, it seems to have a similar gauge but this is my first
proper knitted project (i.e. not a scarf/bag/purse) and I'm a bit nervous about
substitutions! Bit nervous about it all really!
I'm wondering if Lambs Pride Worsted would be a good substitution. It doesn't have the donegal in it, but is a very nice yarn to knit with at a very good price.
I considered Brown Sheep, too, since it's reasonably priced. Also looked at the Debbie Bliss tweed which as our friend in old blighty mentioned seems to be similar. I've never felt the Tahki tweed in person and wondering if it's scratchy? Wouldn't want a hood that made my head itch and tweed makes me think itchy :)
Same here -- 18 balls at $14.95 ea. is too rich for my blood, but I so badly want to do this KAL! (And wool sweaters with long sleeves underneath are generally too warm for me.) So I've ordered some merino worsted from Knit Picks.
You can use whatever yarn you want to that meets the gauge of the sweater. Just make sure to swatch!
For further posts on this KAL, please reply only to my "official KAL post" near the top of the post list.