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LadyIanna
11-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Hi all -

Hoping you can help me... Somewhere in my internet travels I saw a converter that would convert yarn weight and needle size to different gauges. (or is that different needles sizes to different gauges for yarn weight.)

I believe it was on a yarn manufacturer website somewhere, but I'll be darned if I can find it.

If I'm remembering right, you could put in the weight of the yarn, or the needle size or the gauge in order to convert what you have, to get what you need for your pattern.

Does anyone remember seeing it? Maybe I'm delusional or was dreaming it.

Silly me, bought a ball of yarn that I liked the colour of to make a pair of socks for my sister. Not thinking about the fact that it wasn't sock weight yarn. (5 weight, chunky, Lion Brand Tweed Stripes) I have a pattern for super chunky weight yarn with size 13 dpn's and tried that but they were much too holy for my taste. (er little looser than I wanted) Frogged the whole sock and am starting over.

I don't have a lot of dpn's so am limited to sizes that I have. I have sets up to size US 4 which I'm sure is too small. I did manage to find a set of size 8 dpn's in my mothers collection which I think may do okay, but now I've got to find a pattern or convert one that I have for sock yarn with sz 4 dpn's or use the super chunky pattern that uses the sz 13 dpn's.

I'm sure if I could remember where I saw this converter, it would solve my problem. :blooby: .... or I could just wing it.

Can anyone recall seeing this converter? Any other suggestions?
(yes yes...make a gauge swatch...)


Any help would be appreciated...

Lady Ianna

GrumpyGramma
11-06-2011, 04:15 PM
This is a link I found here and saved. It seems to let you use the needles and yarn and make the sock fit them rather than you must have a specific yarn and needles. I've not personally gone through the process of the tutorial yet. http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/

If that link isn't to your liking, I think you should be able to search and find one that is more of a guide than an actual pattern. I expect people knitted socks for many years (millenia?) w/o a pattern and using whatever yarn and needles they had.

Here's another I just found and saved for myself. http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATsocks101.html
This one is toe up and not written for dpns but you could probably adapt to dpns if you like it. http://www.k1p1design1.com/lifestylesocks

salmonmac
11-06-2011, 04:20 PM
This (http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/tools/YardageConversion.html) may not be the converter you're thinking of but perhaps it will help.

LadyIanna
11-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Grandma -

(don't want to call you grumpy. ;)) At a quick glance, that looks like it may solve my sock problem. Thanks so much. :hug:


I'd still like to find that converter though, if anyone recalls it.

What's really annoying is, I think I may have it linked on my old laptop that died a few months ago. One of these days I'll have to rebuild it and see what's on that hard drive. :wall:



Lady Ianna
Have I mentioned lately how much I hate computers?!?:hair:

LadyIanna
11-06-2011, 04:43 PM
Salmonmac -

I don't think that is the one I had in mind but it will be most helpful I'm sure. Thanks for the link. :)

GrumpyGramma
11-06-2011, 05:53 PM
Grandma -

(don't want to call you grumpy. ) At a quick glance, that looks like it may solve my sock problem. Thanks so much.


I'd still like to find that converter though, if anyone recalls it.




You're most welcome, my lady, and you may call me Grumpy. I personally hate being chained to a pattern if I can do something without. Patterns are good, I use them, and appreciate the work that goes into writing them. Sometimes I just want to knit or crochet. I hope you find the converter you're talking about, I'd love to see it.

(I've been looking for a shirt with Grumpy from the 7 dwarfs in my size. When I find one I'll probably not be willing to part with money that could be spent on yarn. :teehee:)

Jan in CA
11-07-2011, 03:45 AM
(I've been looking for a shirt with Grumpy from the 7 dwarfs in my size. When I find one I'll probably not be willing to part with money that could be spent on yarn. :teehee:)

Oh I bet they have them at Disneyland or Downtown Disney! :lol:

salmonmac
11-07-2011, 06:25 AM
Or try here (http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/grumpy%20dwarf%20t-shirt?_dmd=1&_sop=12&rvr_id=281296467875&clk_rvr_id=281296467875&MT_ID=69&crlp=10603081143_1&tt_encode=raw&geo_id=1&keyword=grumpy+dwarf+t-shirt&adgroup_id=2455123983).

GrumpyGramma
11-07-2011, 12:59 PM
I might end up with a Grumpy shirt after all! :roflhard: