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omega fontana subsitution

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I'm insterested in making this http://www.crochetmagazine.com/

(on the front cover).

Pattern calls to use Omega Fontana light sport cotton. Having difficulty finding it. Any suggestions as to what brand I could use instead?:think

Thanks for the help!!

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Sinfonia Cotton, also by Omega, is also a sport weight cotton and mercerized. My local Hobby Lobby sells it, not sure about any of the other big box stores though...

 

ETA: Paton's Grace is also a sport weight cotton and is soft and drapey. It's usually more widely available. I've seen it at michaels and other stores.

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thanks! I'll have to look into that one.

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Cascade has a wonderful pima cotton..but I'm not sure what weight it is, but I know it's lighter than ww..I think :think

 

edit: ok it is a dk weight so probably to heavy

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I've used Patons Grace, and it's nice. It does have a nice drape. I almost wrote grape, ha, ha!

 

At the time I bought it, I was expecting something heavier, so it took me time to get used to it because I'm used to working with worsted weight.

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I just downloaded my digital copy of that magazine and that is the project I picked out as wanting to make as well. I wonder how it would turn out in worsted weight yarn. I've substituted WW for sport cotton before and it is not to dificult to adjust as you go. I usually can just use the directions for a much smaller size and it will turn out right for me (XL). I happen to have a ton of bright yellow acrylic..... but then it would not feel as good and the drape would not be nice. Since it's something I want to wear I think I have to follow the advice you are getting here. It's the prettiest sweater that I would actually wear I've seen in a long time.

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