Alternative yarn for Maggiore Wrap

I’ve been asked for alternative suggestions for the ‘Crocus’ shade of Gorgeous 4ply used in the Maggiore shawl as it’s proving hard to get hold of. I know it can be really annoying when a yarn featured in a design isn’t available but we ( myself and those in the know at The Knitter) checked as much as we could that the yarn would be available when the design was published. So having done a bit of research here are a couple of options;

– you could use the Gorgeous DK in ‘Crocus’ but just watch as this will add to the weight of the wrap and you’ll also need more yarn than the pattern states – I make it around 6 balls – so this probably isn’t ideal

– Lang Yarns’ Merino 150 comes in a deep purple sh 0080 and although it’s a pure wool rather than a bamboo mix like the Gorgeous it’s a beautiful yarn to work with and should give great results. Have a look at it here

Hope this helps!

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