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Old 10-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Yarn Held Double - Needle Sizing
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This is my first post, and I'm hoping someone can easily answer my question! I've tried searching but can't find what I'm looking for.

I'm knitting a project that I hold the yarn double... now according to the information on the yarn it recommends size 10 (6mm) needles.

My question is, if I am holding the yarn double, do I still use size 10 needles? or what would be best? what is the rule of thumb here?
How about if I was to hold it triple?

I hope someone can help me!
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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The rule of thumb for doubling yarn (and I have to say I've never tried this) is to add the recommended needle sizes in mm together. So for size 10 (6mm) that would be 12mm or size 17. I don't know if you can scale up for triple the yarn (~size 35). That's really getting up there!
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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If you double the yarn you have to make the needles larger or it's going to be too thick and stiff. A size 17 or 19 would be good.
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