Grandma’s Rose Throw – yarn substitutions – Crochet Today March/April 2010

The new issue of Crochet Today – March/April 2010 has lots of fab patterns in it, but I really want to make “Grandma’s Rose Throw“.  The pattern calls for Red Heart Soft Yarn, which is beautiful in itself, but some of my customers prefer a natural fibre.  So with this in mind, I have some substitutions:

1.  Lion Brand Wool-Ease – though not strictly 100% natural (it is 80% acrylic, 20% lambswool), it still gives the feel and luxury of wool, but with the washability of acrylic.  Each 100g ball is $5.50.  Total cost of project is $77.00

For this pattern, you would need:

9 balls of Grey Heather –

5 balls of Seaspray –

3 balls of Black –

2.  Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Worsted:

80% wool, 20% mohair – 100g skein – 190 yards per skein.  $11 per skein – Total Cost of project is:  $187.00

Yarn colours suggested are:

9 balls of Grey Heather

5 balls of Seafoam

2 balls of Onyx

Obviously the more natural fibres are more expensive – it really just comes down to your budget and preferences.

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