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The yarn for my pattern is rather expensive and I’m trying to find one at a more economical Price as I’m not an experienced knitter, the one recommended is Jamiesons spendrift and the one I’m looking at is also jamiesons 500g cone 2 ply jumper weight ( it is oiled but can be used for hand knitting too) will this knit up the same ??

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Feb 08, 2021

by: Ratchadawan

Jamieson's 2-ply Spindrift from the Shetland Isles. Traditionally used for Fair Isle sweaters, tams, vests and shawls. Material: 100% Shetland Wool, Jumperweight Weight: 25 gram ball Yardage: 115 yds. Approx. Gauge: 6-10 sts to 1 inch over stocking-stitch; 3-5 stitches to 1 inch for lace.

Jamiesons 500g cone
2-Ply Jumper Weight yarns from Jamieson & Smith are 100% Shetland wool, and are traditionally used in the knitting of Fair Isle garments.
Content: 100% Shetland Wool
Yardage: 500g/2300m/2500yrds
Recommended Needle Size: 2.5-3.25mm (US 1.5-3)

Hi there,

These two types of wools are very similar from what I see from the above description of both yarns. The only difference is the weight of the yarn. According to my calculation, the one without cone is 25g/115 yd and the cone on came out at 25g/125 yd. So, it look like the jamiesons cone is slightly lighter.

There are some mix up info out there about the weigh. Some says 150g, some say about 114g and some 115 gm.

I'm not sure what are you going to make. I think it will be fine if you're make a lace shawl of scarf. It will knit up very similar.

Thanks for the question and visit.

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