Created by: suemccain
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Top-Down Shell #169

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Top-Down Shell #169

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Top-Down Shell #169

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  • 6 skeins Frog Tree Pima Silk Sport Weight color #850

Q&A with suemccain

kmcknight17095553 asked:
Hi, I really love this pattern and would like to purchase it. However, I notice the recommended yarn has been discontinued. I wondered if you would have another yarn you would recommend to achieve this lovely look? Thank you.
suemccain answered:
Hi, There are a number of yarns that would work, but since I don't know where you're located, nor what your budget might be, I'd like to refer you the yarnsub website, where you can take a look at the matches they've come up with to see what would work for you. The URL for Frog Tree Pima Silk is http://yarnsub.com/yarns/frog_tree/pima_silk. I hope this helps! Sue
kmcknight17095553 asked:
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I'm in Canada and did try yarn sub but am not a confident enough knitter to understand which of the recommendations you feel would best do justice to your project. I don't mind spending more money to get a quality fabric. Perhaps I could show the pattern to a local yarn store and get an opinion if there isn't a yarn that you use/recommend regularly? Thanks again, I really like your designs, you have quite a talent!!
suemccain answered:
Hi again, You're very welcome! And thank you for your kind compliments! I haven't used any of the top recommended yarns, so I can't compare them from experience. You might want to go with a yarn that is a blend of cotton and another fiber, since cotton can tend to grow a bit. I know Tahki Cotton Classic Lite is very popular, so despite that fact that it's 100% cotton, it may also be a good fit (though it will be somewhat shiny since it's mercerized cotton). Alpaca can tend to grow as well, so a cotton/alpaca blend might not be the best choice, though every yarn is different, and I don't know anything about the yarns listed and whether or not they grow. The Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton & Silk DK might be a good candidate if you can get it to swatch at the same gauge. I would be less concerned about the yarn being plied vs cabled than I would about the composition of the yarn. Do also check with your local yarn shop and see what they have to say. Best, Sue

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Beginner