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Old 11-18-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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Doubling/Tripling Yarn and Needlesize
Okay, so I have a pattern that requires a triple strand of chunky weight wool to be knitted on size 19 needles. I would prefer to use a double strand of a super bulky. Now I will be doing a test swatch to see the specific answer to this problem. But I am wondering if there is a formula to know what size needles to use when you double or triple yarn? I know you don't double the needle size. Is there conventional wisdom on this?
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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Check out diynet.com....I remember Vickie Howell talking about just that on an episode of knitty gritty!
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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Here is the link that answers my questions for others that are curious!

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I came across this and thought perhaps the tips on guage (scroll-down)would be useful to consider when doubling/tripling yarn.

http://www.fibergypsy.com/common/yarnsize.shtml

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