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hypeforlife91 11-11-2007 06:42 AM

Lace Weight and Fingering Weight?
 
Is there a big difference between the two yarns, I think I read that they are both 2-ply and the recommended needle sizes are about the same ^_^ I found a really neat pattern http://www.drgirlfriend.com/fingerless%20gloves.html and want to take a whack at it and was wondering if its already to use a lace weight yarn in place of the Sockotta yarn (which is a fingering weight yarn). Thanks!

redwitch 11-11-2007 09:57 AM

No they are different. Laceweight in the British system is usually described as a 2-ply (a 1-ply is a thin lace, perhaps a cobwebweight). 4-ply is thicker and is equal to sock-weight (3-ply could be called a thin sock-weight).
However you could double-strand the laceweight and I imagine get something close to fingering (snigger - sorry, I think that's a hilarious word for it). You would have to swatch to be sure. I think it would be easier though to go with sockweight/4-ply.


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