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Old 09-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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A general question about superwash wool label: what does "3/6" mean? TIA
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Where on the label is the 3/6? Right after "superwash" or in the area that tells you needle size and sts/inch? What weight yarn is it?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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All labels are different. What's the context for the '3/6'? And what yarn is it?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:26 AM   #4
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This is a cone I picked up at a bazaar sale. It has a hand written label: "3/6 Forsell Superwash Clematis". It looks like a lace weight (no indication).
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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Oh right, that helps. The first number indicates plies, the number of strands it has, the 2nd is about yardage. I used to have a link that explained it, but can't find it now. I'd say it may be a heavy lace or light fingering weight.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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Ahhh. That makes a little sense although the "6" for the yardage still doesn't make sense unless it's a code for "1 000 yards" which is possible because the cone is huge! LOL
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I think it may be 6000 yds per pound - something like that. Wish I could find that page, the website moved to a new domain and may have forgot to put that one on it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:26 AM   #8
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If its 3 ply maybe it's this one?
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library...uperwash-3-ply
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