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Well, every time we think there's a correct way to sort yarns into groups that can be used one for another, we hit a snag. The truth is that there is so much variation in yarns that it's impossible to have absolute rules on substitutions.

The Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA) developed those handy little skeins with the numbers on them, 0 through 6, but still that isn't a complete answer for yarn substitution. There's a lot of variation among all those "4" yarns. The plain truth is you have to look at all these things, and use the infallible computer we all have (your brain!) to figure it out. Start with common sense--narrow things down first by general terms, then continue from there. You'll notice that the #3,4,&5 groups are bigger, and have more variation within them, than the thinner yarns.

What are the things that you should consider when substituting yarns? Gauge of course, but also the fiber used, smoothness, regular or irregular spin, indoor or outdoor use, and the draping of it (limp to stiff). And how do you tell these things? Sometimes it's really tough--even the color of the dye can make a difference in how a yarn works up.

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Garden Metallic Lace & Crochet yarn Novena Merino and Baby Alpaca Yarn by Lang Fortissima Socka 6-Ply
Garden 10 Metallic Lace & Crochet yarn
Regular Retail Price $6.50
Our Price $5.25
Closeout sale: $4.29
Novena
Our Price $6.95
Closeout sale: $4.69

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Fortissima Socka 6-Ply
Regular Retail Price $7.95
Our Price $7.75
Clearance $4.80

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Peter Pan Baby Cotton Classic DK Wool by Jo Sharp Regia 4-ply Design Line by Kaffe Fassett
Peter Pan Baby Cotton
Our Price $6.95
Closeout sale: $4.95

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Classic DK Wool by Jo Sharp
Regular Retail Price $7.65
Our Price $7.50
Closeout sale: $5.00

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Regia 4-ply Design Line by Kaffe Fassett
Regular Retail Price $8.50
Our Price $8.29
Clearance $5.10
Regia 4-ply Garden Effects by Kristin Nicholas Regia Blitz! Celeste DK by Wendy
Regia 4-ply Garden Effects by Kristin Nicholas
Regular Retail Price $8.50
Our Price $8.29
Clearance $5.10

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Regia Blitz!
Regular Retail Price $8.50
Our Price $8.29
Clearance $5.10
Celeste DK by Wendy
Regular Retail Price $8.00
Our Price $7.69
Closeout sale: $5.25

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Passione Baby Alpaca Blend Yarn by Lang Gossypium Cotton Yarn by Erika Knight Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool
Passione Baby Alpaca Blend Yarn by Lang
Our Price $7.95
Closeout sale: $5.25

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Gossypium Cotton Yarn by Erika Knight
Regular Retail Price $6.00
Our Price $5.50

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Lett-Lopi Icelandic Wool
Our Price $5.75

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Deluxe Chunky Naturals 100% Wool Yarn Deluxe Worsted Naturals 100% Wool Yarn Melody Superwash by Jojoland
Deluxe Chunky Naturals 100% Wool Yarn
Regular Retail Price $9.00
Our Price $7.95
Closeout sale: $5.85
Deluxe Worsted Naturals 100% Wool Yarn
List Price : $9.00
Our Price: $7.95
Closeout sale: $5.95

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Melody Superwash by Jojoland
Regular Retail Price $6.50
Our Price $5.99

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