I love this hat and really want to make it but I can't seem to find the yarn "Pagewood Farm Denali 4". I went to Pagewood Farm's site and found a sock yarn called Denali, not Denali 4. Not sure if this is actually the same because it gauge is 7-8 sts/in on US 1-3. The pattern is 6.5 sts/in on US 6 in twisted rib pattern. I went thru their list of retailers but couldn't find the yarn. I'm okay with substituting but I need to know if I'm looking at the correct yarn before I do so. Are Denali and Denali 4 the same? If not it would be helpful for me to know the manufacturer's gauge on Denali 4 or at least a comparable substitute. Thanks much!
knitstamatic:Pagewood Farm's site and found a sock yarn called Denali, not Denali 4.
I searched various Pagewood sites too and came up with this discription: Denali is an 80/20 blend of superwash merino/nylon. Denali 4 is a DK version of 4 ply fingering weight yarn.
I would assume by this that the Denali 4 is the 4 ply fingering weight yarn of the same composition as the Denali yarn since the name is the same. The Denali would be a heavier yarn weight.
There are so many sites to go to that it can take a long time to find answers. Maybe someone else has more confirmation of these yarns?
Happy knitting, Zoe
Thanks so much for your help. I stopped by my LYS late yesterday and she explained that Denali 4 is actually a new yarn and is, as you said, a DK weight. Turns out she's ordered some for next year so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it as soon as it's available.
Thanks again for your reply.
Have a great day! -Knitstamatic
Yes, I see that I forgot to include the fact that it is a new yarn. I guess a lot of people like the Denali but wanted a lighter weight to knit up socks, gloves, and other items requiring a lighter weight yarn. I am so glad that your LYS is getting it in. Please do post back as to what this feels like and how it knits up when it becomes available for you.
I guess then, a comparable yarn substitute would be any merino (superwash, non-itchy wool) and acrylic blend yarn in a DK. Knitters are ever in a quest to find that perfect yarn!! This is so interesting.
I so want to make this hat. The three sizes differ by 16 stitches for the cast on. So I will use worsted weight yarn, and drop down from the 100 stitch cast on to an 84-stitch cast on. The hats I usually make are 76 stitches around on size 8 needles. So this will fit me alright, considering the ribbing will pull it in a bit.
The first round will be fiddly with all the bobbles, but after that it will be easy enough. The decreases should work OK with 84 stitches. The trick with the I-cord is new to me. I want to see how that works. I just need to finish before the cold weather ends!