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Posted by: JJKnitter (IP Logged)
Date: June 22, 2009 12:37PM

I have a baby blanket that calls for Sport Yarn with a gauge
of 5 stitches per inch.
Was wondering if I used Worsted Weight with same gauge of
5 stitches per inch on different size needles if the blanket
would be same size or larger.
Thank you.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Size

Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: June 23, 2009 09:44AM

Let us know how the project goes.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Size

Posted by: JJKnitter (IP Logged)
Date: June 22, 2009 03:59PM

Thank you so much! I thought it would be the same size but
didn't think of the row.
I appreciate your time in responding to me.

 
Admin2 wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Re: Size

Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: June 22, 2009 02:56PM

If you get 5 stitches to the inch with whatever yarn you use, the width of your project should be the same. However, you did not give a row gauge so the height may differ and I would expect the drape to differ dramatically.

Using worsted weight yarn for a sport weight pattern at the same gauge should give you a denser, "stiffer" fabric. Afghans are often times knit to a somewhat looser gauge so that the finished product has more drape.

Try swatching to see if you like the fabric.

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