I will be writing a pattern for the American Girl Doll Sweater. When I knit the sweater, I used Jaeger's 4 Ply Matchmaker which is no longer available.
I have spent some time this morning doing research on the possible replacements. I want to knit the sweater over again, and make any necessary changes in the pattern to accommodate the new yarn.
Here are my choices so far. (Ignore the colors.) I hope you will give me some feedback and if you have a suggestion I would really appreciate it.
Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply:
PLUS: very close in terms of gauge, machine washable, good stitch definition
MINUS: Limited color choice
Rowan 4 ply Scottish Tweed:
PLUS: Great color choices, interesting texture (but will it be too much?)
MINUS: Hand wash
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine:
PLUS: Machine washable, readily available, nice heathers
MINUS: A little finer gauge, will the fuzz hide the pattern?
PLUS: Great Color choices, nice stitch definition, great price point
MINUS: a little too fine maybe, handwash
So what do you think?