View Full Version : Do you think...(gauge question)

07-03-2005, 09:39 AM
Next projects reccomended yarn is Noro Big Bebe (http://www.theknitter.com/yarn-noro-big-bebe.html) so I am wondering if I could use 2 strands of knitpicks Crayon (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420121) to get a similar gauge :??

07-03-2005, 09:59 AM
I think its work a quick swatch.

07-03-2005, 11:29 AM
Although, the Crayon doesnt have the wool, ramie & nylon that the Noro has. AND, I think you'd have to play with needle size, because even with two strands, it might be a smidge thinner than the Noro. 2 st per in??? That is some BIG FAT HEFTY yarn!!! :shock:

07-03-2005, 11:34 AM
That is some BIG FAT HEFTY yarn!!! :shock:
So is the price :rollseyes: 28 yards for $10. Ugh, I would need at least 5 of the Noro. I could use 3 strands of the Crayon too :thinking: It is just a shoulder warmer that I am making so I think I have some play room with guage.

07-03-2005, 06:10 PM
I'm knitting with Crayon now & it is rather 'bumpy' and thick here & there; I think if u knit a swatch & play around with the needles that it would do fine IMHO ;)

07-05-2005, 08:03 PM
THat crayon looks kinda thick. Maybe its just my computer but I would just double not triple on the crayon.