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Re: substituting one ply for another
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2009 09:03AM

This is to add to what Sally J said (so be sure to read her post first, if you haven't already done so).

Here is a guide (not hard-line specifications) about yarn, plies, sizes, etc.

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The above leads to a page about "tension" (or gauge), but be sure to follow the links about "wraps" (a method of measuring yarn size or thickness) and "yarn weights" as well to have a fuller understanding.

As Sally J mentioned, the most important aspect will be GAUGE, as this affects not only the size of the finished garment, but the "drape" (stiffness) of the fabric. ALWAYS, *especially* when substituting yarns, make a gauge swatch in the pattern stitch so you can be sure the results are what you expect and are pleased with.

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  substituting one ply for another mozzy 04/20/2009 06:43PM
  Re: substituting one ply for another Sally J 04/20/2009 08:26PM
  Re: substituting one ply for another craftsman 04/22/2009 09:03AM

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