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|01-24-2007, 02:54 AM||#1|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Yarn for knitted coats, advice please.
I wonder if any of you lovely american ladies could help me please?
For Christmas, I was given three little books of knitting patterns for dog coats & jumpers that were all printed in America.
I'm longing to get started on making Tansy a new wardrobe, but am a bit stumped regarding the difference in yarn names between America & England.
I can knit tension squares to be sure before actually beginning, but not sure what to buy to start with to avoid wasting money. Does anyone know at all how the yarns like worsted weight,sport weight, heavy worsted weight, jumper/fingering weight,bulky, relate to how yarn is sold here.....double knitting, 3 or 4 ply, Aran, Chunky etc. please?
I would guess your Bulky would be our Aran or Chunky, but haven't a clue what worsted or fingering is.
|01-24-2007, 05:20 AM||#2|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA
Worsted is just plain old yarn, the kind you might crochet with or that kids use for crafts in school. I don't think much about what kind of yarn to use. If I like it, I use it, as long as it is washable and not so fine that it will fall apart easily. What is important is to buy the proper amount, so go by weight of the skeins.
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|01-24-2007, 08:36 AM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Apr 2005
Unfortunately, I didn't knit or use yarn in anyway when I lived in England ... but hopefully some of these links may help. :-
http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq...arn&faqKey=191 (I think this is what ya need, has links to example photos)
|01-24-2007, 09:40 AM||#4|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Aug 2006
Hi Meggie,If your books are the same as mine I just look at the tension square.Most wool in the UK has a tension square printed on the band Just buy what you like that matches the tension square in the book
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