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#1 of 3 Old 10-05-2006, 09:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have a suggestion for a subsitute for the afore mentioned yarn? I'm looking into making a sweet little dress for my on-the-way-baby. I've read some bad reviews. The pattern actually calls for DB wool/cotton yarn, but apparently that's out of stock.

Anyone have any experience with this yarn. I've read some neg. reviews of it pilling and fading and such.

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I've made several Debbi Bliss Cashmerino patterns, all with Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn. It's probably a weeeee bit heavier, but I had no problems getting the right guage, and I was very pleased with the result. In fact, I've never even used the cashmerino yarn called for in any of her baby patterns....:
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You could use any fingering weight yarn you liked the look of and got gauge with. I normally sub with Jaegar 4ply merino (because my former LYS didn't do DB yarns) and that works nicely, though it splits a bit.
I'd go with a cotton blend, or wool/cotton blend rather than all wool for a dress though. Cotton/silk would be nice too.

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