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Sonserae
01-09-2007, 09:51 PM
Hi...I'm new...I'm attempting to make felted clogs and it calls for 10-ply yarn. Can anyone tell me what 10-ply means? It says the guage is 9 sts=4" but I'm using Patons Classic Merino Wool. When I was attempting to do the guage, I used double-yarn, 15 st. just measured 4". HELP!

Here's what the instructions say:
Worsted weight wool that felts easily. Clogs are knit with a double strand throughout. Shown in 10 ply Woolpack from Baabajoes Wool Co.

Thanks so much!

Sonserae

janelanespaintbrush
01-09-2007, 10:07 PM
First of all, welcome to the forum!

When it says to knit double-stranded, you need to use two strands of yarn held together, treating them as one strand while you're knitting. That should bring your gauge a lot closer to the expected 9 stitches = 4". ;)

Sonserae
01-09-2007, 10:42 PM
When it says to knit double-stranded, you need to use two strands of yarn held together, treating them as one strand while you're knitting. That should bring your gauge a lot closer to the expected 9 stitches = 4".
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Thanks....Well...my guage 15 st=4" was double stranded. Any solutions?

Eloewien
01-09-2007, 10:58 PM
That sounds like the fiber trends clogs... if it is, don't worry. My gauge was nowhere near with two strands of patons merino, and i've made dozens of em :) they all came out just fine!

janelanespaintbrush
01-09-2007, 11:02 PM
Well...my guage 15 st=4" was double stranded.

Oops! Sorry, didn't realize... :oops:

Yarnlady
01-10-2007, 09:17 AM
Can anyone tell me what 10-ply means?


If you look at a piece of yarn, you'll see, in most cases, it's a combo of two, three, four, etc., yarn threads twisted together. Ply refers to how many yarn threads are twisted together. If there is only one strand, it's called single ply yarn. Some Brown Sheep is single ply.

So ten ply would be ten yarn threads twisted together.

janelanespaintbrush
01-10-2007, 11:48 AM
Can anyone tell me what 10-ply means?


If you look at a piece of yarn, you'll see, in most cases, it's a combo of two, three, four, etc., yarn threads twisted together. Ply refers to how many yarn threads are twisted together. If there is only one strand, it's called single ply yarn. Some Brown Sheep is single ply.

So ten ply would be ten yarn threads twisted together.

In Australia and New Zealand, it's also what they call worsted weight yarn. Info here: http://yarnforward.com/tension.html

Sonserae
01-10-2007, 12:00 PM
Okay...Thanks for all your help!