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SueMc16
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 01/06/2006 :  03:49:27 AM  Show Profile Send SueMc16 a Private Message
HI,

I am considering making Norah's ribbed tunic from Vogue Knitting Winter Special 89-90. The acrylic yarn she used is discontinued (it was called Cantanel-la) and I've been searching the web for a substitution. It should be DK weight with a good stitch definition. I was thinking about Schachenmayr Micro. Any ideas?

take care, Sue

calmmom
Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 01/13/2006 :  2:53:26 PM  Show Profile Send calmmom a Private Message
Sue,
Sorry I can't help with a yarn sugggestion (I generally substitute by gauge and read the reviews here). Anyway, I am working on a very simple vest designed by Norah for Art Yarns. I don't think she's to blame, but the directions are not the easiest to read...and I just noticed that she is a designer for Berreco now!
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Rebecca
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Posted - 01/15/2006 :  09:03:42 AM  Show Profile Send Rebecca a Private Message
I started a thread on her last year sometime. She is due out for a book in May this year. I'm not sure why you're having trouble with the directions but I'd be glad to help out. It's a good idea to swatch whatever you choose and make sure to get the gauge that the pattern calls for. I'm not that familiar with acrylics...

Rebecca

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Clara
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USA
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  12:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message
Hi Sue - I see you posted the same question elsewhere. I'm closing that thread and pointing people here so we can keep any answers in one spot.

Clara
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