09-09-2007, 01:36 PM
To reestimate stitches per inch when double stranding a yarn, you need to multiply by 0.7. But what about if you want to triple strand? Marnie says in her pattern (http://www.marniemaclean.com/patterns/HisHat/hishat.html)that if you wanted to hold three or more strands of sport weight yarn together at once--as long as it equals gauge (14 sts x 20 rows = 4" on size 10½ [6.5mm])--you can do that to use for the yarn for this hat. I thought it might make a cool effect rather than just using one color of one strand of a bulky weight yarn, but I'm not sure how I'd figure the gauge for a triple strand of sport weight yarn held together.