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Alternative to Lion Brand cupcake yarn?

I have found a shawl pattern that requires Lion Brand cupcake yarn. We are unable to get that brand in Australia. wondering if anybody has ideas of alternative yarns found in Australia that would be suitable. It equates to approx 10-12ply yarn but unsure about which crotchet hook you would need. The pattern recommends N-13 hook with worsted weight yarn. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/70474AD.html
Is this the pattern you are talking about? According to Lion Brand’s website, cupcake yarn is worsted weight yarn (4 ply), so you should be able to use any worsted weight yarn you like. It does look like you need 10 to 12 ounces of yarn, so if you got a larger skein, you should only need two skeins of the brand of your choice. This is the link to their description of cupcake yarn.

http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/cupcake.html

I would recommend you read their description and study the photo then head to the store to find a yarn that you think is comparable. Even though I am from the US, I have never seen this yarn in the stores here.

From what I understand, the US is the country that uses letters in their hook sizes. (Don’t ask me why. We are weird.) According to the chart I have, size N is the same as 9.00 mm. It’s one of the largest hooks available.

Sorry I’m not more helpful, but I hope it helps a little.

Talks from the Yarniverse with Edie Eckman



Amazing Yarn-Mesa


Amazing Yarn-Mesa


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LION BRAND-Amazing Yarn. Perfect for accessories and garments with unique self-striping color-ways and soft, lightweight warmth. Weight category: 4, 53%wool/47% acrylic, 1.75oz/50g, 147yd/135m. Gauge: knit: 16st x 22r = 4in/10cm on size 9/5.5mm needles, crochet: 12sc x 15r = 4in/10cm on size J10/6mm hook. Care: machine wash warm (86F/30C max. temp), dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Animals


Animals


$17.89


Pom-pom Pals: Animals contains everything that budding crafters need to create the most adorable fuzzy friends you?ve ever seen. This complete kit and detailed book of instructions comes with easy-to-use pom-pom makers, four colors of yarn, felt, ribbon, and ready-made mini pom-poms?everything kids ages 7 and up will need to make a lion, penguin, monkey, and panda. The full-color simple step-by-step instruction book contains extra project ideas and instructions to make even more adorable pom-pom animals, plus fascinating facts about each creature. Once kids have created their new pom-pom friends, they can personalize their animals and sign the included adoption certificate to become the official owners of the cutest critters on the planet. Includes:* 48-page book with step-by-step instructions* 3 pom-pom makers* 4 colors of yarn (18 yards each)* 3 pieces of colored felt* 15 ready-made mini pom-poms* 2 decorative ribbons* Press-out carrier* Adoption certificate

Animals


Animals


$17.89


Pom-pom Pals: Animals contains everything that budding crafters need to create the most adorable fuzzy friends you?ve ever seen. This complete kit and detailed book of instructions comes with easy-to-use pom-pom makers, four colors of yarn, felt, ribbon, and ready-made mini pom-poms?everything kids ages 7 and up will need to make a lion, penguin, monkey, and panda. The full-color simple step-by-step instruction book contains extra project ideas and instructions to make even more adorable pom-pom animals, plus fascinating facts about each creature. Once kids have created their new pom-pom friends, they can personalize their animals and sign the included adoption certificate to become the official owners of the cutest critters on the planet. Includes:* 48-page book with step-by-step instructions* 3 pom-pom makers* 4 colors of yarn (18 yards each)* 3 pieces of colored felt* 15 ready-made mini pom-poms* 2 decorative ribbons* Press-out carrier* Adoption certificate

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Baby Soft Yarn-Circus Print


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LION-An irresistibly cuddly yarn designed for softness in a big ball put-up. Perfect for baby layette, baby afghans, booties, and nursery decor. Solids/Prints: 60% acrylic, 40% nylon. Pompadours: 62% acrylic, 27% nylon, 11% rayon. Solids: 5 ounces (140 grams) 459 yards. Prints/Pompadours: 4 ounces (113 grams) 367 yards. 4=22 stitches on size 6 needles. Suggested crochet hook: G6. Dyelotted, machine wash and dry. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Baby Soft Yarn-Parfait Print


Baby Soft Yarn-Parfait Print


$7.49


LION-An irresistibly cuddly yarn designed for softness in a big ball put-up. Perfect for baby layette, baby afghans, booties, and nursery decor. Solids/Prints: 60% acrylic, 40% nylon. Pompadours: 62% acrylic, 27% nylon, 11% rayon. Solids: 5 ounces (140 grams) 459 yards. Prints/Pompadours: 4 ounces (113 grams) 367 yards. 4=22 stitches on size 6 needles. Suggested crochet hook: G6. Dyelotted, machine wash and dry. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Baby Soft Yarn-Pastel Pink


Baby Soft Yarn-Pastel Pink


$7.49


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Baby Soft Yarn-Pastel Print


Baby Soft Yarn-Pastel Print


$7.49


LION-An irresistibly cuddly yarn designed for softness in a big ball put-up. Perfect for baby layette, baby afghans, booties, and nursery decor. Solids/Prints: 60% acrylic, 40% nylon. Pompadours: 62% acrylic, 27% nylon, 11% rayon. Solids: 5 ounces (140 grams) 459 yards. Prints/Pompadours: 4 ounces (113 grams) 367 yards. 4=22 stitches on size 6 needles. Suggested crochet hook: G6. Dyelotted, machine wash and dry. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Big Knits Hollywood Style


Big Knits Hollywood Style


$13.15


These chunky scarves, cowls, gauntlets and more are a craze that bloggers (and knitters) everywhere are talking about nonstop (a quick web search yields dozens of You Tube and web posts on Pinterest, Etsy, Ravelry, and Facebook.)This booklet features patterns that use popular chunky yarns from Lion Brand, Bernat, and others, along with clear instructions for knitting each project. There is also trouble-shooting advice for new-to-the-craft knitters, and a great range of patterns for everyone seeking their own star turn wearing chunky new knits.

Bonbons Yarn 8/Pkg-Jingle Bells


Bonbons Yarn 8/Pkg-Jingle Bells


$8.8


LION BRAND YARN-Bonbons. These miniature skeins of yarn are perfect for any project requiring multiple colors such as amigurumi, colorwork, embroidery, and embellishments. Each package contains eight miniature skeins of yarn. Available in a variety of color sets (each sold separately). Weight category: 3. Content: 100% acrylic, 0.35oz/10g, 28yd/26m. Knitting gauge: 21st x 29r = 4in/10cm on US6/4mm needles. Crochet gauge: 16sc x 20r = 4in/ 10cm with I/9/5.5mm hook. Care: Machine washable and dryable, do not bleach, do not iron, may be dry cleaned. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

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$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Country Yarn-Freeport Blue


Country Yarn-Freeport Blue


$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

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Country Yarn-Hampton Sunset


$8.13


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Country Yarn-Kennebunk Teal


$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Country Yarn-Lobster


Country Yarn-Lobster


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Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Country Yarn-Mystic Purple


Country Yarn-Mystic Purple


$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Country Yarn-Nantucket


Country Yarn-Nantucket


$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Country Yarn-Quarry


Country Yarn-Quarry


$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Country Yarn-White Mountains


Country Yarn-White Mountains


$8.13


Lion Brand-Country Yarn. This super bulky yarn is perfect for knitting and crocheting projects! Weight category: 6. Content: 100% Acrylic. Putup: 5oz/142g; 156yd/143m. Gauge: 9.5s x 15r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. Suggested crochet hook size N13/9mm. Dyelotted: we try but are not always able to match dyelots. Care: Machine wash, dry flat, do not bleach, do not iron, dry clean with P solvents only. Comes in a variety of colors. Each sold separately. Imported. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Creamsicle-YarnBabySoft


Creamsicle-YarnBabySoft


$7.49


LION-An irresistibly cuddly yarn designed for softness in a big ball put-up. Perfect for baby layette, baby afghans, booties, and nursery decor. Solids/Prints: 60% acrylic, 40% nylon. Pompadours: 62% acrylic, 27% nylon, 11% rayon. Solids: 5 ounces (140 grams) 459 yards. Prints/Pompadours: 4 ounces (113 grams) 367 yards. 4=22 stitches on size 6 needles. Suggested crochet hook: G6. Dyelotted, machine wash and dry. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.

Crochet Essentials


Crochet Essentials


$12.88


Enjoy creativity, relaxation, and success – all at once – by crocheting these 19 essential designs with Lion Brand Yarn. These projects are great for anyone to create, but are especially suitable for beginners. That’s because you only need to learn the basic stitches! You’ll love the ease of extending your wardrobe with a scarf, neckwarmer, shrug, pocket market bag, and vest. Why not pamper Baby with a matching cardigan and hat? Brighten your kitchen with our colorful dishcloths. Add a warm touch to every room with cozy afghans and a pillow. Make washable pet mats for your four-legged friends. It’s time to reward yourself (and your loved ones) with the beauty and comfort of Lion Brand Yarn!

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