I am often asked about yarn substitutions and I always encourage them. Choosing a yarn in a color and texture you love is what makes a garment unique to you.
Here is a good example of how a yarn sub can totally transform the look of a garment. This is Stella in A Verb For Keeping Warm “High Twist”. It’s a gorgeous yarn to work with. I’ll definitely be working more with it more in the future! And here is the original Stella in Habu cotton Gima and stainless steel.