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New Pal

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Posted - 08/25/2006 :  11:38:55 AM  Show Profile Send edenandaverymum a Private Message
ok. this yarn is teeny.

did you double it? triple it? I am making a raglan pullover, a bit trim fitted for an 18-24 months size. I have to get measurements. I would have used about 200grams of a worsted weight wool, how much baby ull do you think I need, in 50g balls, about 190 yards/ball.
I don't want to buy a ton and be drowning in it or run out.

Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 08/25/2006 :  12:41:08 PM  Show Profile Send sarakate a Private Message
If you double it, it makes about a DK weight, so just a little thinner than worsted; tripled it gives you about an aran, so a little heavier.

Doubled, you'd be getting 190yds for every *100* grams, which is pretty close to worsted yardage (I think you get a little less yardage/gram because it's a little denser, being two little strands instead of one larger one). I think you're still going to come in pretty close to your 200gms, but I think I'd probably buy one extra ball, for 250gms total, just to be on the safe side. You can always take it back, or make a matching hat.
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New Pal

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Posted - 08/25/2006 :  4:31:57 PM  Show Profile Send edenandaverymum a Private Message
ok cool. I've never doubled yarn before so I didn't know how screwy it would make my yardage etc. I didn't want to end up with double the cost or half the sweater.
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Posted - 08/25/2006 :  5:28:39 PM  Show Profile Send suek137 a Private Message
If you haven't purchased the yarn yet, you might want to consider buying their Free Style yarn instead. It is a light worsted weight of the same feel and washability as the Baby Ull and you wouldn't have to double it. I made a pair of socks for my DH with it and he loves them. They are very soft and cuddly. Just a thought...
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