Merry maiden dress yarn sub help

I would like to knit the Merry Maiden Dress from the new interweave knit magazine. It calls for JJ"s Specialty Yarns Kaleidoscope which is a 8 ply DK wool. I’m looking to sub it with yarn that’s cheaper, I can’t spend 75.00 on a 4 year old’s dress! Does anyone have any ideas?

Have a look at Yarndex, I believe you can compare and contrast yarns in there quite well.

I’m going to use Henry’s Attic Kona Superwash – if I can get gauge with the heavier weight. Either that or KP Merino Style (bare – in either case I’ll dye it myself). I’d really rather use the superwash though! :smiley:

Not sure about the mohair yet. I’ll have to take DD to the yarn store and see if she thinks it’s too itchy. :wink:

Thanks for the suggestion I’ve never dyed anything before. I wonder if I could figure it out. What do you use? kool aid?

I started out dyeing with kool-aid and Wilton’s icing colors (better palette than kool-aid!) and then I finally got brave and started using acid dyes. Which aren’t as scary as they seem. :smiley:

Ooohhh…what a pretty little dress! I wish I had a daughter or niece to knit it for! :pout: