What Yarn to Use?
Though the suggested yarn, Karabella Soft Tweed
, is lovely, its a bit on the pricey side. So I've been looking around for possible alternate tweed yarns to use for this sweater and so I've listed below some choices I've found, and what other people are using so far. I make no guarantees on these, but I can say for sure they have the gauges listed below!
An Additional Note
Kate Gilbert, the pattern author, wrote in to say the following about the yarn:
Go for something that will make a firmer fabric. The fabric needs to have enough body that the front holds its shape well and doesn't flop with the weight of the facing.
This means that something with a lower # of sts per inch will work better with this pattern.
On to the list!
What are you using? Leave a comment and let us know!
Tweeds with 16sts per 4" gauge:
(This is the same gauge as the suggested yarn.)
Yorkshire Tweed Aran
Tweeds with 18sts per 4" gauge:
(These yarns have the suggested pattern gauge)
Cascade 220 Tweed
Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed
Tahki Donegal Tweed
Maggi's Tweed Fleck Aran
Plymouth Stone Cotton
Sunbeam Aran Knit
Other Yarns People Have Chosen to Use:
Reynolds Lite Lopi (18sts/4")
Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (18-20sts/4")
Knitpicks Andean Silk (18-20sts/4")
Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran (18sts/4")
Brown Sheep Kaleidoscope
Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed (18sts/4")
Reynolds Dover (16sts/4")
Pervian Collection Sierra Aran (18sts/4")