A few years ago I made a cardigan in Rowan Tapestry. I really love it and wanted to make another in a different color. I was disappointed to find Rowan had discontinued Tapestry but I guess it’s something all yarn companies do for all sorts of reasons. Despite that, it is possible to substitute another yarn if you buy one which is similar in gauge, length, weight, etc. However, Rowan has made the substitution of their discontinued yarns so much easier as they have produced a chart with all their current and discontinued yarns and their suitable substitutions which you can download on their faq page. I was so thrilled to find it! It’s so useful as you can find substitutions for their current yarns and not just the discontinued ones. Brilliant!
So, I am going to look into the colors of Rowan Summerspun and Colourspun. I think Bloomsbury and Nottinghill in Summerspun may go well together or Winterburn and Giggleswick in Colourspun as I would like to make a pinky or purply colored cardigan. It’s going to have to wait a bit though as I already have a couple of projects on the go!
I am trying to find substitutions for Pingouin yarns, specifically Pingorex Baby, Confortable Fin, Pingofine, Pingostar, Pingofrance, Corrida 3, and Corrida 4. These are each for baby clothes. Thank you for your help. I really appreciate any help you can give me.
Hi CindyLou, let me check these yarns out and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Sorry CindyLou, I can’t find information about many of the yarns you have listed however the Pingorex Baby yarn is acrylic and Rowan do not produce any acrylic yarns. The two that they specifically produce for babies are Baby Alpaca DK and Baby Merino Silk DK. Click on the links to view these yarns.
Hi, did you find any substitutes for Pingouin yarns – I used them and patterns when my children were very small and now would like to use patterns for grandkids. I haven’t been able to find yarn as suitable yet.
No sorry. Nothing further I can add to my earlier reply.
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