Monday, February 13, 2006

Substitute Yarns

Thanks for all the suggestions on the substitute yarns. I was able to compare the Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift and the yarn from a Vivian Hoxbro kit at my LYS. The Jamiesons looks identical but feels slightly heavier. The Vivian Hoxbro felt and looked pretty much the same. Thanks for all the tips I will be able to make one in the colors of my choice when this one is finished. I am taking an Olympic knitting break from Mermaid. It was my original project but I couldn't wait till the opening ceremony to cast on. I am on the forst gusset beyond the back 1/2 way point. The next one will be much easier!

1 comment:

trish said...

I believe the Vivian Hoxbro kits use Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, which is a fingering weight 2 ply, see

I've been admiring a number of Vivian's designs--it may have to be my next kit project after Pagode.