Tanya (blakdove) wrote in knitting,

Potentially dumb question

So I love to knit toys. I usually make them in Caron Simply Soft -- it's cheap, hypoallergenic, easy to care for, soft, and comes in all kinds of fun colors.

EXCEPT it doesn't come in skin tones, which would be nice for making dolls.

Not a problem, right? I could just use a different acrylic yarn for skin colors, right? Wrong. Turns out that Simply Soft is a slightly lighter yarn than other acrylic worsteds.

So my question to you is, do you know of any other acrylic yarns that knit up to the same gauge as CSS? I've looked on the Joann.com website (where I'll be ordering the yarn from), and I see tons of acrylics that claim to knit up to the same gauge (i.e., Caron Wintuk, Red Heart, etc.), but I know from experience that they are heavier yarns than CSS.

Any help is appreciated!
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