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Bernat Pipsqueak 100g - Whitey White

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Use a yarn that is the same (or very similar) fiber content. For example, you could substitute alpaca for wool, but don’t substitute cotton. Different fibers have different characteristics including drape and stretch and, especially for garments, that can make a big difference.

We’ve all been there, you find the cutest, most exciting knitting pattern or crochet pattern but you don’t have the exact yarn it calls for… MAKE A SWATCH. Seriously. No one really likes swatching. But if there’s one time not to skip it, it’s when you’re substituting yarn. Successful swatching techniques include:

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Use a yarn that is the same yarn weight for best results. Keep in mind there are subcategories and different names for yarn weights depending on where you live so it’s best to compare the actual weight of a skein in grams or ounces to its length in meters or yards to see if the two yarns are similar. When the yarn you want to use is a dramatically different yarn weight. If the pattern calls for worsted yarn and you want to use fingering weight yarn…just don’t. It won’t be worth the headache! Look at your swatch not only for gauge, but also for how the stitches look, what the drape is like, how the knitted yarn feels etc.

Hopefully this helped! I’d love to hear your successful and disastrous yarn substitution stories friends! When you have to use very different needle sizes to meet the gauge. Even if your gauge swatch is the same, if you have had to change the needle size dramatically from the recommended size, it will probably affect the appearance of the finished object and is not likely to be a successful project. Bernat yarn is a favorite for baby blankets because it’s so bulky and cozy. Bernat baby blanket yarn is the perfect material when you want to make something special for your newborn or a grandchild on the way. Newborns aren’t the only ones who love the soft, warm comfort of Bernat Baby yarn, but it is perfect for bundling up baby. Find best-in-class baby blanket yarns that are safety certified and fashion forward right here. Keep Bernat In The FamilyWhen you’re using the same yarn weight and a similar fiber (for example wool vs. alpaca would be ok, wool vs. cotton would be a lot different because those fibers behave a lot differently than each other).

Bernat yarn is your go-to for the whole family, with great yarns for fashion, home décor projects, and baby! From tried and true basics, to cutting-edge textures, there’s a yarn for everyone, and every project. Featuring best-in-class baby yarns that are safety certified, fashion-forward garment yarn, and classic home decor yarn, you'll love to knit and crochet all your craft projects with Bernat yarns! Crochet With Bernat Yarn So today we’re going to talk about when and how to substitute yarn in a knitting pattern or crochet pattern and still have your project turn out ok. How to Substitute Yarn

When you’re knitting something where the finished size doesn’t matter. Making a standard scarf with a basic stitch? Go ahead and use different yarn and change the number of stitches or rows to make it the size you want. Most swatches measure the gauge over a 4 in. x 4 in. (or 10 cm x 10 cm) area but your swatch needs to be significantly bigger than that to get accurate measurements. Yes, you can do some to make a different yarn weight work, but using a different weight yarn is really a headache. Unless you are super confident, just don’t do it. Swatch in the same conditions as the project (for example, in the round vs. flat, and using the same stitch patterns etc. )

Find out when and how to substitute yarns for one another in a knitting or crochet project for the best results! Maybe the suggested yarn is hard to find, discontinued, it’s super duper expensive, you really need to use some yarn in your stash before you buy more, or maybe the suggested yarn doesn’t come in a color you like. These are all totally valid reasons to want to substitute yarns. Make sure you have enough yarn. In fact, make sure you have MORE than enough. The suggested length or yardage may not be accurate if you are using a different yarn than suggested. Bernat is a family tradition. Baby blankets and any decorative Bernat blankets can be handed down from one generation to another. They carry cherished memories from home to home, generation to generation. Start knitting new memories with tried and true Bernat yarn or look forward to cozying up with a cup of hot chocolate and your handmade Bernat blanket on cold winter days. Home Décor Bernat Yarn When the new yarn meets the gauge of the project. But make sure your swatch is the same exact conditions as the project. If it’s in the round, swatch in the round, if it’s a certain stitch, swatch in that stitch.

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