View Full Version : Substituting for worsted...?

12-13-2006, 01:12 PM
I want to make a hat for a friend from a pattern that calls for worsted... and the yarns I'm ogling seem mostly to be DK or sock weight. Would double-stranding those yarns make them usable for the pattern, do y'all think?


12-13-2006, 01:32 PM
When I knit a hat for DH I double stranded two yarns that were DK weight and it was fabulous. It created a wonderfully thick fabric and was about worsted weight.

I'm not sure how it could be done with verigated yarn - especially if you want them to match up perfectly. You could find a lovely pattern yarn (like plied with two different colors) or a solid color and eaily strand it to get a worsted weight yarn.

Good luck! :heart:

12-13-2006, 01:38 PM
Thanks, Sara! (I hadn't thought about the variegated issue... which is the whole point about the yarns I'm looking at... :wall: ) Back to the drawing board...!

Jan in CA
12-13-2006, 01:41 PM
As Sara Jayne said double stranding might work. It all comes down to gauge again though. If you can get gauge using any other yarn I think it would work. So this of course means swatching... :wall: :teehee:

12-13-2006, 05:38 PM
Swa... swa.... sorry, don't know that word... :shrug:

:teehee: As it turned out, I ended up getting some Artyarns Regal Silk (GORGEOUS STUFF) in worsted, so the issue is put off... for now!