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stirsmommy 07-17-2007 07:57 PM

What is heavy worsted weight?
 
I have a pattern that calls for heavy worsted weight yarn. I am hoping to substitute a knitpicks yarn but I don't know what is comparable.
Thanks

ADAllen 07-17-2007 08:26 PM

The only one that I know of that KnitPicks has marked as Heavy Worsted is the Shamrock. What other people have actually experienced may be different. I haven't used too many of their yarns yet.

stirsmommy 07-17-2007 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ADAllen (Post 908764)
The only one that I know of that KnitPicks has marked as Heavy Worsted is the Shamrock. What other people have actually experienced may be different. I haven't used too many of their yarns yet.

Thanks. Is it possible to combine two yarns to make a heavy worsted? If so what is a good combo?

Knitting_Guy 07-17-2007 08:51 PM

http://www.knitpicks.com/content/ind.../yarn-weights/

Chrissie 07-17-2007 09:28 PM

What's the actual gauge on your pattern? You could probably substitute a lot of different yarns if it is a pretty standard gauge (like 18 st/ 4in). You could even use a regular worsted yarn and use bigger needles to get the gauge. You could definitely hold two yarns together to get gauge as well....it would just take some experimenting.

suzeeq 07-17-2007 11:20 PM

If you wanted to use 2 strands together, possibly 2 sport weight would work. 2 DK might, but it could be a little too thick, depending on the actual yarn. KPs calls their merino style DK, but it's more like a light worsted, so 2 strands of that would be equal to bulky yarn.


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