Yarn alternatives for the Dorthea Sweater

Here you will find yarn alternatives for the Dorthea Sweater.

How to find a yarn alternative?

As a starting point for all Athene Knitwear's pattern, you can choose exactly the type of yarn you want. The only thing to be aware of when choosing is the knitting strength. You must find a type of yarn that complies with the knitting strength specified in the recipe. In this way, you are ensured that the size ultimately fits the measurements given in the pattern.

For the Dorthea Sweater, the knitting tension is 14 stitches x 26 rows on needles 6 mm in the knitting tension pattern.

The recipe is available in the following sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL

Below is an overview of possible yarn alternatives for the Dorthea Sweater in the categories: original yarn and budget-friendly yarn.

Original yarn:

Materials: 1 thread Lily from Infinity Hearts (50 g = 100 m) can be knitted together with 1 thread Kid-Silk Mohair from Drops (25 g = 210 m).

In the pictures below you can see the colors:

Lily in the colors: 05 green and 12 light green in Lily. Find Lily here.

Kid-Silk in colour: 18 apple green. Find Kid-Silk here.


Amount: 450-500 (550) 600-650 (650-700) 700 g Lily. 125 (125-150) 150 (175) 175 g Kid-Silk Mohair .

Price (without mohair): DKK 320 (352) 416 (448) 448. Find Lily here.

Price (with mohair): DKK 530 (604) 668 (742) 742. Find Kid-Silk here.

The prices are indicative.

Budget-friendly yarn:

When we talk about a more budget-friendly alternative, it is a good idea to omit the mohair in the sweater. It is typically the one that makes the jersey more expensive.

HOWEVER, if you love mohair like I do, go for a more budget-friendly kind. For example I myself love Drops Kid-Silk as I think it delivers high quality at a low price, which is also what I used for Dorthea.

Materials: 1 thread Drops Air from Drops (50g = approx. 150m). Find Drops Air here. 

Quantity: 350 (350-400) 400-450 (450-500) 500 g Drops Air.

Price (without mohair): DKK 252 (288) 325 (360) 360. Find Drops Air here.

The prices are indicative.

Do you have a good yarn alternative for the Dorthea Sweater? Then message @atheneknitwear on Instagram or email atheneknitwear@gmail.com with your yarn alternative!!