Hourglass Yarn

2 May

In case anyone out there doing the Hourglass sweater knit-along is as obsessive as I was when I was pricing this project out (I think I’ve finally gotten the concept of budgeting for a knitting project), here are a few yarn options that I explored before settling on the Cascade 220.

Cascade 220:
– $18.80 (4.70 each on WEBS), $49.50/10 skein bag on discountyarnsale.com
– 4 skeins @ 220 yards=880
– gauge=18s (#8), 20s (#7)
– 100% wool

Rowan Kid Classic:
– $53.75 ($8.95 each, theknittinggarden.com and myyarnshop.com) $10 on Purlsoho. $6.50 on ebay. $70/10 skein bag (Cucumberpatch UK+ free shipping),
– 6 skeins @140 m
– gauge=18-19s (#8-9)
– 70% lambswool, 26% kid mohair, 4% nylon

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino:
– $69.75 ($7.75 each), $60/10 skein bag on discountyarnsale.com
– 9 skeins @ 98 yards=882 yards
– gauge=18s (#8)
– machine washable
– 55% merino, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere

Noro Cash Iroha:
– $86.8 ($10.85 on yarnmarket.com), $82.50/10 skein bag on discountyarnsale.com
– 8 skeins, 100 yards (91 m) each=800 yards/728 m
– gauge=19s (#7)
– 40% silk, 30% lambswool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon

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