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callmesusan
04-07-2007, 11:18 PM
Can anyone tell me what 10/2 means in yarn weight?

PCwombat
04-07-2007, 11:23 PM
5? Okay, yeah, no help.

What's the context it's in? Or is it just Weight=5/2?

Susan P.
04-07-2007, 11:31 PM
I found a few explanations on a google search but this may help:

www.schachtspindle.com/Newsletters/PDF/Newsletter2005Spring.pdf

Just know that the 2 stands for 2 strands but the thickness of the strands will differ between say cotton or worsted yarns etc.

I'm not that mathematical so the 10 part goes over my head somewha. On one site I read that 8/2 meant that the yarn had originally been spun as an 8 ply but then was respun as a 2 ply. Not sure how accurate that description is but it's a simple way of looking at it!

callmesusan
04-07-2007, 11:35 PM
It is a lace yarn but I have never seen this (http://www.conjoinedcreations.com/CC_catalogs/Pastimes.pdf) reference before. I wonder what it means.

callmesusan
04-07-2007, 11:39 PM
Thank you Susan P. Interesting... :??