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knitttina

05-01-2008, 12:12 AM

The pattern I wanted to use for a blanket calls for Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) This is the pattern http://thriftyknitter.com/?p=293 . I didn't look at this before I bought yarn and I got Caron One pound which says it's 4 ply. will this yarn work with this pattern or did I just increase my stash but 2 pounds ( I bought 2)

Thanks

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suzeeq

05-01-2008, 12:23 AM

The 4 ply on the Caron is simply the number of strands wound into the yarn. The ply system used in other countries means the weight of the yarn, see this page for an explanation - http://yarnforward.com/tension.html

According to the that 10 ply is worsted weight so you've got 2 pounds of yarn that's going to work for you.

BTW, I don't see where in the pattern it says 10 ply; the suggested yarn CottonEase is a worsted.

knitttina

05-01-2008, 09:12 AM

:doh: The 4 ply on the Caron is simply the number of strands wound into the yarn. The ply system used in other countries means the weight of the yarn, see this page for an explanation - http://yarnforward.com/tension.html

According to the that 10 ply is worsted weight so you've got 2 pounds of yarn that's going to work for you.

BTW, I don't see where in the pattern it says 10 ply; the suggested yarn CottonEase is a worsted.

Thanks for the info and the web site!!! :muah:

I wonder where I got that. I must have mixed up my patterns. :doh: