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Old 10-24-2010, 07:54 PM   #1
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What is a twisted stitch? I have been knitting for a few years now but this is the first time I have heard of this. Is it easy?
Also, does anyone know an easy way to convert American yarn measurements to Australian, we use metric, you say #wool, we talk in ply. Find lovely patterns from up north but tend to steer away from them due to converting. Sad on my part! Await some help.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hi, here is a conversion table for needles and yarns. It doesn't have the # system I don't think, like #4 is worsted, but one worsted can be quite different from another, so you really need to watch recommended gauge.

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You can twist a stitch by knitting into the back of it. There are also other things that may be called twists like knitting 2 stitches together, but not letting them off the needle and then going back and knitting the first stitch again then letting them off the needle.
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2 ply = laceweight
4 ply = fingering
5 ply = sport (or sometimes it's 6 ply)
8 ply = DK
10 ply = worsted
12 ply = aran
14 ply + = bulky and super bulky

You can get twisted sts if you knit a normal st through the back loop. Look at k tbl on the Glossary page.
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Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
Hi, here is a conversion table for needles and yarns. It doesn't have the # system I don't think, like #4 is worsted, but one worsted can be quite different from another, so you really need to watch recommended gauge.

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You can twist a stitch by knitting into the back of it. There are also other things that may be called twists like knitting 2 stitches together, but not letting them off the needle and then going back and knitting the first stitch again then letting them off the needle.
What you gave me for conversion is just what I needed, thanks. As for the twisting, I will have to put brain in gear and sit down and play with that one.
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Look at the video for k tbl on the Glossary page. It's possible that you already do it that way which can compensate for wrapping purl sts backwards. So for ktbl, it's normal.
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