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tarrentella 05-06-2007 01:53 PM

cascade 220
 
Am i right in thinking that Cascade 220 is a DK weight yarn?

it's recomendded for use on size 4.5 or 5 needles.

Braden 05-06-2007 01:59 PM

It's either a sport or a DK weight, at that gauge.

Julie 05-06-2007 02:06 PM

It's actually worsted weight -- recommended for 4.5mm (US7) or 5mm (US8) needles. :D

Braden 05-06-2007 02:11 PM

Oh, I just saw #5 needles, and that sounded like a sport or DK weight.

tarrentella 05-06-2007 03:36 PM

thanks - either way should do nicely for a pair of socks- MY FIRST EVER PAIR wish me luck

Ingrid 05-06-2007 03:51 PM

The 220 is a definite worsted weight.

Calamintha 05-06-2007 05:30 PM

Did you get the superwash version of Cascade 220? I wouldn't use regular Cascade 220 for socks because you will have to handwash and if they ever wind up in the washing machine by mistake you'll have a pair of baby felted socks. Also, for socks you should probably use a smaller needle than what is recommended on the label.


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