Yarn Substitutions for August 2018 CAL

The Briley Slouch by Phanessa Fong is our amazing CAL for August 2018. It’s in the issue releasing on August 1, 2018, and works up quickly!

Phanessa, our designer, has used Caron Simply Soft for her sample and the colors are quite lovely, don’t you think? But since we know that not everyone can find this exact yarn, we wanted to give you lots of suggestions. One of the great features of this CAL is that you can make it in any weight yarn, and any size because the pattern is based off measurements. So many choices!

Caron Simply Soft

Yarnspirations describes Caron Simply Soft yarn as one of the most popular, versatile worsted weight yarns. Incredibly soft to the touch, this yarn is perfect from a variety of projects from baby to fashion to home décor. Simply Soft comes in an extensive array of colors, from neutrals, to pastels and brights, as well as vibrant neons – the perfect shade for every project! With a unique sheen, this yarn works up with a fabulous, lustrous look, with a beautiful drape. Conveniently machine washable and dryable for easy care.

Here are some substitutes:

From Lion Brand Yarns

Lion Brand Jeans

Lion Brand Jeans Colors

NEW YARN ALERT!! LB Collections Cotton Jeans Yarn

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Lion’s Pride Woolspun

Wool-ease Tonal

Lion Brand Mandala 

LB Collection Superwash Merino 

New Basic 175

LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn

From Knit Picks

Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Knit Picks Swish Worsted 

Color Mist

Knit Picks Swish DK

Knit Picks Billow

Comfy Worsted

Shine Worsted 

Dishie Multi

From Red Heart Yarns

Red Heart Soft



Red Heart Super Saver

Red Heart With Love


If you would like to participate in our CAL, get started HERE!

Once you have your yarn & pattern, be sure to join our Facebook group HERE too!

Happy Crocheting,


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