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Old 11-12-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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Making DK from worsted
I was thinking of maybe making DK weight yarn from worsted weight yarn by getting rid of 1 ply of the worsted. I don't mind if that loosens the twist(at least I don't think so). I was wondering how I should join the strands if they are made of acrylic yarn. I have tried knots and they won't join it. Any opinions as to what I should do?
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:46 AM   #2
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I assume this is just a joining question since we discussed the ply issue in another thread. So..I use acrylic and I just start knitting with the new yarn and weave in the ends when I'm done. When I weave in I spit the plies, but I'm not sure how that would work with this project.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:33 AM   #3
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Single strand from many strands not just many strands
I want a single strand of DK weight yarn from several strands of worsted weight yarn because if I leave them as individual strands I am going to have problems with the cast on and all that so is there any way I can join the strands together because I know spit splicing wont work. I mean spit splicing temporarily holds them together but not permanently which is what I am wanting. What will hold 2 acrylic strands of yarn together permanently so that I have no problem with the cast on? Do I have to do a Russian join or what?
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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Super glue? Honestly, I think this isn't going to end well and it would be better to just use the worsted weight.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:04 AM   #5
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But I want to make things that call for DK without all the expense of buying it. that is what gave me the idea of making DK from worsted weight yarn in the first place.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #6
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I tend to agree that this is more trouble than it's worth. Either invest in DK weight or adjust your gauge for worsted.
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