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daisymae
10-04-2009, 08:09 PM
I remember when you could always find the ply in yarn, but looking on the labels.
I like to use 2 ply baby yarn. How do I find this when some of these new yarns have no : 2 ply, 3 ply, etc. on the labels?

please help me.
daisy:knitting:

suzeeq
10-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Ply as a system of weight is used mostly in Australia and sometimes the UK now. Here's an article (http://yarnforward.com/tension.html) that shows the comparisons. The 2 and 3 ply baby yarns are usually called fingering weight now, sock yarn might also be about the same.

Jan in CA
10-04-2009, 08:42 PM
There are so many different types of yarns now that ply is not quite as effective in describing yarn now, too. You can have two ply and have it be worsted or even thicker. Depends on how it's spun.
http://www.purlbee.com/2-ply-4-ply-why-ply/

suzeeq
10-04-2009, 08:54 PM
Yep, some dk weight yarns are 4 ply and some bulky are only 1 ply.

daisymae
10-04-2009, 08:55 PM
that was a big help..........THANKS !

UruzPhoenix
10-04-2009, 10:02 PM
I generally check yarndex.com put in the yarn the pattern calls for, then go search by weight/gauge and it helps.