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CaroleD53 said:
Can anyone recommend a nice self striping DK yarn in adult colours, available in the UK? I quite fancied doing the top from the cover of this month's Simply Knitting until I saw that the yarn would cost £100!
You're right, 100 quid for a sweater is steep. I checked Deramores and they have a good selection of self striping yarn. Check ebay as well. I bookmarked some there recently
 

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The knitting magazines have lovely things but the yarn they use is usually very expensive so that I try to substitute as much as I can with more economical yarn.
 

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I bought self-striping wool from Poundstretchers, and was VERY impressed (and surprised)by how very nice it is. Washes well and granddaughter wears it a lot. Mine was a wool/acrylic blend.
 

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CaroleD53 said:
Has anyone used Bamboo Wool Magic from yarn paradise? It looks as if it would have a sheen to it. Won't be as nice as the silk the pattern requires but...
I haven't used it but I have used http://www.blacksheepwools.com/sirdar-snuggly-baby-bamboo-dk.html which had a very linen like quality, very soft and pliable.

http://www.iceyarns.com/bamboo-wool-magic-white-navy-green-blue-shades has more wool so I'm not sure if it would be the same but the little bit of acrylic would make it easy to care for.

The only other thing I can offer is I have used http://www.iceyarns.com/virgin-wool-deluxe-100gr-red which is delightful to work with but is 17wpi so is more like SYW2 sport or 4ply than the SYW3 DK listed. It appears very similar yardage to weight ratio so Bamboo magic could be also be a little thinner than indicated.
 

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King Cole Splash comes inmany colours Look on my picture topics you will see a cardigan that I made in a lovely blue. Its inexpensive, washes well :thumbup: If you want just plain stripes King Cole does them also, look on Deramores site they have King Cole but also available in most wool shops
 
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