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Re: substituting one ply for another
Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2009 08:26PM

Ply simply refers to how many strands are twisted together into the yarn. while we ususally think that the more plies ther are, the thicker the yarn, that isn't always the case. For substituting, go by the gauge, rather than the ply. If a similar gauge is given (on the label), you may be able to substitute. Make a swatch to see. If, as we might suspect, the 14-16 ply yarn is much thicker than the 8 ply, I don't know of any way to substitute, unless the pattern for the 8 ply has it doubled (2 strands of yarn used as one).

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