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dicon77 02-12-2010 04:52 PM

elastic yarn and amount needed
 
I'm planning on making a tank top for my daughter. Recommended yarn is Cascade Pima Tencel 6 balls (109 yds/50-g ball).

My daughter likes Cascade Fixation Effects, which is 100 yd/50 g relaxed, 186 stretched.

Yarn.com has 5 balls of the Fixation. Would 5 be enough, meaning do we take into account the "186 yds stretched," or do we ignore that, only go by the 100 yd/50 g and still buy 6 balls?

Jodi

Jan in CA 02-12-2010 06:36 PM

Well, I'm not sure, but I would go with the original yardage. If you want it tighter use a smaller needle or a smaller size.There's nothing worse than running out of yarn because you misjudged. I usually get an extra skein just to be on the safe side.

ETA: I just noticed that they are a different gauge. The fixation is a DK weight the suggested yarn is worsted. You'll have to take that into account when knitting it as well. The DK weight will naturally make it smaller unless you do the math or knit a bigger size. Make a gauge swatch for sure.

dicon77 02-12-2010 07:13 PM

I just noticed that they are a different gauge. The fixation is a DK weight the suggested yarn is worsted. [/quote]

Well, I'm glad you noticed that. If you buy the yarn from her to make this, it's DK, or she suggests to use the Cascade, which indeed is worsted. Wow. Hmmm

Thank again, Jodi


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