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rtn1946 02-04-2013 10:02 PM

Gauge for substitute yarn
If my yarn says it is 100% cotton and gauge is 3 stitches per inch on a #11 needle but I need a color from peaches and cream brand is 100% cotton and gauge is 4 stitches on #7 needles. My question is how can I see if the peaches and cream will work without purchasing first? Thank you for any help.

suzeeq 02-04-2013 10:30 PM

You should be able to get 3 sts per inch on 11s with the SnC, it's a worsted and that's what I get. But if it's looser than you like, you'll have to experiment some. What yarn is in the pattern you're using?

rtn1946 02-07-2013 06:11 PM

It calls for Blue Sky Cotton but you need 7 skeins at $11 a skein is a bit too pricey for my purse!

suzeeq 02-07-2013 06:25 PM

Right, and that's a worsted yarn too, it's just knit at a looser gauge. Don't compare the gauge on the yarn to the gauge on the pattern, compare it to the gauge of the original yarn. It looks like the BS Cotton is also 4 sts per inch on a size 7.

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