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Re: double knitting weight yarn
Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: August 31, 2008 04:25PM

Double knitting yarn is a weight (thickness) not as heavy as worsted, but heavier than sport. The gauge is shown in a little square on the label. It has a diagonal knitting needle pictured inside the square, and across the top (or maybe the bottom) it tells how many stitches = 4 inches. Along the side, it tells how many rows = 4 inches. This information is given in 4 inch increments to avoid using fractions, and because 4 inches may be easier to measure accurately on the swatch than one inch. In any case, since your gauge number are give in one inch, you'll have to do some math. On some labels (particularly older ones, the gauge information is simply printed along with other information about the yarn (fiber content, yardage, etc.). If you don't find the little square, read all the label until you find it. Good luck!

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