# What is a good substitute for wool yarn?

## What is a good substitute for wool yarn?

Wool Allergy or Sensitivity? Consider these Alternative Yarns

• Cotton and Cotton Blends.
• Acrylic and Acrylic Blends.
• Silk and Silk Blends.
• Linen.
• Bamboo and Bamboo Blends.
• Alpaca and Alpaca Blends.
• Rayon.
• Polyester.

### What yarn has the least stretch?

The Industrial Yarns bag was the least stretchy, with only 28% increase in length from no weight to 1600 g, while the other three cotton based bags had very consistent stretches of 40-45%.

#### How is yarn substitution calculated?

Use the formula:

1. metres (or yards) per skein / grams per skein x grams needed.
2. 280 metres / 115g x 100g = 243 metres in 100g.
3. Total pattern yardage / total yardage per skein = number of skeins needed.

Can I substitute DK for worsted?

Although DK is lighter than worsted, they are both considered to be medium weight yarns, and they’re often used for the same kind of projects. You might be able to substitute one for the other, but always knit a gauge swatch first.

What does WPI mean in knitting?

wraps per inch
WPI or wraps per inch refers to a way of measuring the thickness of a yarn. And although this is a term that is fairly well known among spinners, it can also come in quite helpful for knitters and crocheters as well!

## Can you change yarn weight in pattern?

Today we’re going to teach you a very useful trick so that you can modify patterns for any type of yarn: wool, cotton, different weightsâ€”not a problem! All that you need to do is measure your gauge and from there you can adapt the stitches and rows to work for your yarn.

### How do you substitute worsted weight yarn for bulky yarn?

Generally, two strands of worsted weight yarn can be substituted for one strand of bulky weight yarn.

#### Can I use a different weight yarn?

Substituting yarn of a different weight is possible but it does take planning. There are other factors to consider as well, such as the size of the crochet hook and how tight you crochet.