View Full Version : help finding a fingering weight thread in UK
07-05-2007, 10:11 AM
Im looking for a fingering weight thread similar to this (http://www.knitpicks.com/Gloss_YD5420151.html (http://www.knitpicks.com/Gloss_YD5420151.html)) that is available in the UK.
I only know tw ouk yarn websites, laughing hens, and angel yarns, and they don't sort the yarn by weight. and i still have trouble comparing gauges. Can anybody recomend a similar yarn which knits to the same gauge as the gloss, or how i can figure out if a yarn is the right weight without buying and actually knitting up a swatch (could get costly if i don't get it right first time!)
07-05-2007, 11:46 AM
Have you tried e-bay? I have seen alot of fingering weight on ebay and most sellers will ship to UK.
I have bought alot of yarn from this seller
She is very fast and reliable.
07-05-2007, 02:55 PM
Maybe this can help you: the yarn you saw in knitpicks knits at 7-8 sts for inch ,so you should look for something similar, like here (http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/Celestial_Merino.html), it's from a huge store called www.getknitted.com (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/www.getknitted.com) and you also can check out http://www.kangaroo.uk.com/
07-05-2007, 03:05 PM
I was going to say Get Knitted too!
07-05-2007, 04:05 PM
So glad you're an accurate typist, telling someone to get knitted can have it's downside!:rofling:
07-05-2007, 05:05 PM
Many sock yarns can be knit as fingering weight, and you can also look for 3 or 4-ply.
http://www.cnyttanpatterns.co.uk/erol.html lists yarns by weight.
Some to look at:
http://www.hipknits.co.uk/shop.php?crn=237 (fingering weight option)
A lot of "baby" yarns knit as fingering, but they're generally pretty limited in palette to soft pastels.
07-05-2007, 10:17 PM
If your system is the same as NZ, you probably want 4-ply. But label gauge is probably your best guide.