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Old 06-23-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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yarn alternative question
Ok so I have a new book which features yarn that is now discontinued.

So the tension square states (gauge):

11 sts and 15 rows over 10 cm stocking(ette) stitch. 10 cm = 4 inches.

Anyone able to suggest a suitable yarn? I'm thinking chunky.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
Ok so I have a new book which features yarn that is now discontinued.

So the tension square states (gauge):

11 sts and 15 rows over 10 cm stocking(ette) stitch. 10 cm = 4 inches.

Anyone able to suggest a suitable yarn? I'm thinking chunky.
Bulky will give you 1.5 to 3 sts to the inch which would be in the 6 to 12 st range so that should work. You'll just need to swatch to make sure you knit your project with the right size needle. What are you knitting?
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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David, are you thinking of cotton, wool, acrylic? Berocco has a nice wool called Peruvia Quick and also a cotton called Karma. Both are bulky at about 12sts/4 inches. There's also Valley Yarns Northampton in a bulky weight. Good color selection, too.
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