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ChroniclesofYarnia
12-20-2005, 12:17 AM
is not a worsted weight yarn? I put it up next to some Lamb's Pride and it is quite a bit smaller. It really is kind of sport weightish to me, and I did a pair of armwarmers today in it and got 5 1/4 sts per in on size 5 dpn's.

Anyone else have this experience, or am I going crazy here? Do you have the same problem with any other knitpicks yarns?

InterNette
12-20-2005, 01:10 AM
I couldnt find anywhere on the label where it listed what it was, made me nervous when I received my order because i use lambs pride so much. I wasnt crazy about it, but found other uses for it in lighter weight non felting items. I would be interested in knowing what weight it is listed ad myself. I found I do like it after all for my bow tie scarves, one ball will finish one if i cut out a couple rows, and it looks nicer than the one I did in lambs pride.

ChroniclesofYarnia
12-20-2005, 01:25 AM
The label says it is Worsted, needle size 7-8, 4.5 to 5 sts an inch. There is just no way that that is right. You would have to be holding the yarn in a vise with a winch attached to be knitting tight enough to need an 8 with this yarn.

I'm looking for something to make a nice cardigan out of, and was hoping this was it. Now I am looking at Andean silk, and I am definitely just going to add a ball to an order to check out the "real" weight before I commit.

KellyK
12-20-2005, 02:01 AM
I would call it a light worsted. I dont think its thin enough to be DK. I wouldnt use it for anything not intended to be felted, anyway....its not soft at all.

purlgrrl
12-20-2005, 08:53 AM
I'm knitting an entire sweater out of it Kelly :shock: and actually it softens up quite nicely with washing. It's not the softest thing in the world but seems solid and sturdy. I think it's fine for sweaters that you'll be wearing something under.

I agree, it's a light worsted. I knit it on size 5s and get a gauge of 5 sts/in but then, I'm a loose knitter.

The Andean Silk looks loverly. For $1.25 or so Knitpicks has sample cards, so you might want to try some of those to check weight; you can get a decent idea of it from the snips.

candicane
12-20-2005, 10:01 AM
I am now a little concerned about my felting project. I am using WOTA to make a yoga mat bag. Softness is not a big concern. I bought the WOTA since the Knitpicks site says it felts well. I hope it comes out ok.

brendajos
12-20-2005, 10:07 AM
wota felts great....no worries

candicane
12-20-2005, 10:14 AM
I feel better now. Hoping to knit the strap during my lunch today, so I can felt it tonight. I am excited and nervous!

Candi

Mer
12-20-2005, 11:14 AM
I agree, it seems like a light worsted. But I've found that what one brand calls worsted can vary from another.

kemp
12-20-2005, 11:48 AM
It's like statistics and clothing sizes...they can make it be almost any "weight" they want, within reason.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-20-2005, 11:57 AM
yeah. In europe, I'm "slender with red hair"

Jeremy
12-20-2005, 05:17 PM
yeah. In europe, I'm "slender with red hair" :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: