Substitute for Prism Angora Yarn

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#1

I want to make a scarf from ‘The Knitting Girls Guide to Simple Knits’ called ‘hole-in-one’ that uses Prism Angora 90 yds/ 1 oz ball. The weight is important because there will be a small hole where the other end of the scarf is pulled through. I don’t have a good yarn store near me and when I look online I see this yarn is discontinued. Can anyone recommend an alternative. I’m new to knitting and figuring out the weight is confusing. Thank you!


#2

Welcome to KH!
Your pattern gauge is 14sts/4" and calls for a bulky yarn.


Prism angora is indeed discontinued and isn’t even listed on Yarnsub.com which is a good site for yarn substitution. These are as close as it comes.
https://yarnsub.com/search?q=bulky++100%+angora
You could try 2 strands of the Belangor held together which would be close to bulky weight.
Here’s also a handy chart for yarn weights, stitch counts and recommended needle sizes (your needles may vary).
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system

If you’re not committed to 100% angora, you might consider some angora blends or bulky merino wool.


#3

THANK YOU very much. That’s the scarf! If you knitted this did you modify it at all? I was thinking bulky might not work because the hole is so small. I will check this out.


#4

Knitting should have a lot of ease and give to it so that you have a bit of forgiveness in regard to the size of the hole. Also, since it’s bulky yarn on probably fairly large needles it’s probably not a consideration.
Have you clicked on the “yarn ideas” tab at the top of the Ravelry page? It’ll show you yarns that others have used for this project.


#5

Thanks so much. I learned so much this morning online at Yarnsub. I will check out Ravelry too.


#6

I knitted with Angora one time. I will never ever do it again! It’s fuzzy and the stitches are hard to see to knit. The stitches stick to each other like glue. You’d better not make a mistake because frogging it is impossible.