I found a kid’s sweater pattern that I want to make for my son. It calls for Rowan Handknit DK yarn. This yarn is 100% cotton and I have read mixed things here and there on 100% cotton yarn, but haven’t knitted in about 2-3 years, so I may be way off here!! Should I sub this yarn with a cotton blend type of yarn or will the Rowan be just fine? Also, if I cannot find the Rowan Handknit yarn, any other similar brands or does it matter???
The biggest consideration when subbing yarn is that the gauge is the same. If you want to use a blend that is fine. Cotton is not as forgiving so it’s harder on the hands, but some people love it. It’s personal preference.
Here’s a link to one of the many places that carry it.
Thanks Jan. I am flying out on Tuesday for a few days, so I will try to find it locally if I can so I can have it in hand!!! Although I want to knit a scarf too, so maybe I will just bring material for that!