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Re: substituting yarns
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: July 10, 2009 11:03PM

Reading a little further into the yarn description it suggests that the appropriate knitting needle sizes used would be a 3, 4, or 5. It also states that a normal gauge would be in the low 20s (23 stitches per inch on #4s). This would seem more like some of the sport-weight yarns that are very available. If you check out the yarn bands for this information you can easily find a yarn that will give you size yarn you want. Then look for a yarn that is cotton or at least a cotton blend with the finish you like.

I've seen some DKs that are almost like worsteds and some that are almost like sports. This really falls into the latter category as worsteds usually call for needles in the size 6-9 range. Stitch counts usually run between 4 and 5 stitches per inch.

Remember, these are only guidelines and you have to use the exact hook to achieve the proper gauge, but this information will give you a really good idea of the right yarn to substitute.



Subject Written By Posted
  substituting yarns CrochetGirl 07/09/2009 03:36PM
  Re: substituting yarns KT 07/09/2009 04:37PM
  Re: substituting yarns carolishere 07/09/2009 10:19PM
  Re: substituting yarns Alex 07/10/2009 11:03PM


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