Confused about what Yarn to use for my pattern?

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#1

Hi Knitter friends. I have a pattern and I’ve found a yarn online but I’m not sure if they are compatible. Hoping someone could help me please.

The yarn is Rowan Hemp Tweed Chunky:

And the pattern is this lovely Aran jumper:
http://gosyo.co.jp/english/pattern/eHTML/ePDF/1801/217w-05_Basic_Aran_Sweater.pdf

Really hoping somebody could shed some light on how I can what to look for.

Thanks,

Anna


#2

VyWelcome!
The pattern yarn is called a bulky but the gauge (18.5 sts/4”) is a heavy worsted or aran. The gauge for the yarn you’d like to use is a bulky (14sts/4”) which probably isn’t going to work. Look for a yarn that is close in gauge and fiber content.
Yarnsub .com is a good site to use for substitutes but it doesn’t list your pattern yarn.
Love the cable work in this sweater.


#3

Thanks, I really appreciate your reply. So i need to find an aran yarn. That’s a shame because I was really intrigued by the wool and hemp mix as I’d rather avoid acrylic.

It’s a lovely pattern. I’m only a very basic knitter but my mum’s friend is very kindly knitting this for me.