Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Picking a Yarn

Hello! I just joined today but I've been following the kal for a little while. I've been searching around for the Cash Iroha (Canada) and it's been really difficult to locate at a reasonable price. While I wait for a few mail-order lys to get back to me I'm considering a few other options. Basically I'm wondering if KnitPicks Andean Silk would be a decent sub for the Cash, both in drape and sheen.

Any opinions? Thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at the Andean twist also, but in the end decided against it as I didn't love the colors. The cheapest sub I found was the Plymouth Stone Cotton, but it is being discontinued so I decided against chasing down vendors. Instead, I decided that I would have to convert the pattern to accomodate a yarn a I liked. My top contender is Elisabeth Lavold Silky Wool. At $6.95/ball, it's not cheap, but it's not as pricey as Cash Iroha either.

Tue Mar 15, 08:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger thayer said...

I got my cash iroha off of ebay at what worked out to about $8 US per skein (it was sold in 10 skein packs for $80 plus about $5 shipping).

Wed Mar 16, 09:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I also got my cash iroha off of eBay for about the same price. Well worth it for such a yummy yarn, but I'm suffering from a little do-I-have-enough-yarn anxiety since I only have ten skeins. It seems like everyone who made the 37" size came in under ten skeins so...*crosses fingers*

Wed Mar 16, 09:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger thayer said...

With a little bit of searching on google, I was able to find a place that sold the color of cash iroha I bought by the skein. It may not be the same dye lot, but I got a couple of skeins just to be on the safe side.

Thu Mar 17, 06:36:00 AM PST  

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