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Types of yarn

Posted by: christineka (IP Logged)
Date: April 03, 2009 02:16PM

I've moved on to making a blanket. The pattern says to use light worsted yarn number 3. I went to the craft store in the city today and picked up some yarn that said "baby" on it. I got home and saw that it had a number 3 on it. (That's when I thought to check the pattern.) The craft store was missing two colors, so I just went to walmart to pick up the missing ones. Walmart have an extremely limited selection of baby sport yarn and does not even carry the colors I need. Then, I noticed som Baby Softee yarn. It has a number 3 on it too, so I bought all the colors for the blanket (even the ones I had bought previously). The yarn seems to be thinner than the baby sport stuff. Which yarn is Light worsted weight? Could both work for the pattern?


Posted by: carolishere (IP Logged)
Date: April 04, 2009 04:56PM

Hi, It will probably work fine. Check your gauge to see if its the same or close. If its close it will be fine. If its a little heavier yarn, your blanket will be a little larger or a lighter yarn the blanket will be a little smaller. But most of all don't mix the 2 yarns together. It may make one row longer than the other and the blanket will get wavy.

Hope this helps.


Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: April 05, 2009 01:43PM

Do your gauge swatch and switch out your hook if you are off. The new yarns will, as carolishere points out, work just fine. And if you have to use a hook a size larger or smaller it's not a particularly big deal.