I love toy patterns BUT cannot find an American Yarn company who makes "flesh" colored yarn that British patterns call for. Peach just doesnt work-- anybody know of a company or name of a color I can use?, I dont have the funds to buy a wonderful British yarn and pay to have it shipped to me here in the states-it angers me that I cant find something here in the states( I am not making a political statement about "made in the usa--I just cant find any #$@% yarn lol) most of caron and lion brand arent even made in this counrty-its not the place its made-its the fact that I cant find a flesh tone-so if your here (stateside) what to you use ??
I would use a pale pink or a creamy beige colour.
I use pale pink or beige also.
I do not have any at this time, but Herrschner's in Stevens Point has flesh colored yard in light knitting worsted weight - you can search their website. It is a tiny pinker than flesh, but blends in well.
The Brown Sheep Yarn Company (US) at http://www.brownsheep.com/
has a great color selection. Click on the tab for retailers to find your nearest LYS carrying Brown Sheep.
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GOOD LUCK!! I understand your frustration.
I searched for DK wool (or wool combo) yarn flesh-colored for six months and finally gave up. I wanted to knits all the Royals from the book, Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. These patterns specified NO acrylic or cotton yarns.
I went to my local yarn shops, searched online, even overseas... nothing... not in DK wool or wool combo... lots in acrylic. My sister and her knitting friends, AND this forum tried to help... but, all their suggestions pointed to acrylic yarns.
I wish I had all the links that I had found with flesh-tone yarn... in ACRYLIC/Nylon worsted and dk yarn to send you. I deleted everything once I had given up. Ahhh, I remember...Deramores was one:
I know you said that you don't want to buy from the UK... but one skein from ebay UK is about $7 including shipping ... look at the first on this list: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=flesh+tone+yarn&_sacat=0&_odkw=flesh+yarn&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313
Good Luck! Let me know if and when you find what you are seeking.
I would take the pattern note NO ACRYLIC OR COTTON with a pinch of salt!!! Use whatever yarn is to hand, what you can afford, and what you can easily source!!! As long as your tension is as close as poss then just enjoy the pattern.....US light worsted is a very close UK dk and can be easily sourced....most designers, especially those of an event as popular as was the "Royal Wedding" are given "stash" from the manufacturer of the yarn and so have a vested interest in promoting that yarn! Fine if you can obtain it easily enough, but a nightmare if told by the designer/manufacturer "to achieve best reuslts ONLY USE YARN SPECIFIED" Rubbish, use what you have to hand that is as near as damn it to the original.
REMEMBER ALL KNITTING IS AN INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE, THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO ATTAIN THE FINAL RESULT........
as long as colours are close, and YOU are happy with the finished article, who is to know if you didn't use "specified" yarn.
I am forever changing yarn as to follow majority of top designers recommendations would cost the earth, and if its just toys/fun knits, then it doesn't faze me......It's ok for the designer, lucky them, they normally have easy and FREE access to top manufacturers yarns and that goes for USA/UK designer/manufacturer/supplier.
Yes it's lovely if you can get the same yarn, and knit it exactly as per pattern, but as stated, everyone is different, and all knitting is personal......... try it and enjoy! In both these projects I used MY CHOICE yarns as the specified yarn was not available at the time of knitting so I just raided my stash.
I don't know what weight of yarn you are looking for, but KnitPicks has one called Palette (fingering weight Peruvian wool) that comes in a LOT of colors. I bought a sampler of many colors a couple of years ago and there were some that were perfect for flesh tones.
yes,the palest pink or very light beige.these are the colours I use on knitted toys. :lol:
Jayceeme1, the baby outfit is gorgeous, and the ladybug is just spectacular. OMG she just leaps off the bag (or flies?)! Great work!!
I use cream and add blusher to the cheeks...works for me!!
Thank you EVERYONE- I know you understand the fustration-- Localy we have only 2-3 HIGH end shops, the rest is massive large chain stores, I think my husband feels like rip van winkle every time we enter one of the chains becuase of the time I spend in the yarn section holding up to the light skein after skein saying " no no -almost-kind of--no this just will not work etc etc. I just might find the time next summer to try dying cotton yarn with koolaid drink mix if this keeps up!!