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Old 05-01-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Doubling Up Aran
Can I double up Aran weight wool to achieve a chunky knit result? Any advice?
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Yes, just hold 2 strands together. You can do this from 2 different balls or you can use the center pull & outside strands. I like using separate balls because it seems to tangle less.

If gauge is important with what you're making- you'll want to pay close attention to that also & use the right size needles to get it.

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
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It may be thicker than chunky even, so check your gauge.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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Yeah, it depends on the yarn. Sometimes it won't achieve the same chunky gauge, sometimes it'll be over the gauge.
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