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Old 02-12-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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Okay, so here's a question. I'm looking at an old pattern book (One Piece Knits that Fit) - and it's great but every single pattern lists the yarn requirements in terms of ounces (actually, Elizabeth Zimmerman's books do this as well).

Most of the yarn I look at doesn't even list ounces on its label, so I'm at a loss for figuring out how much I need. Thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:19 AM   #12
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Does it call for older yarns? Here' a link to vintage yarns that can help you figure it out. Tells you the approximate yardage.

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:21 AM   #13
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No, it doesn't call for older yarns. The patterns simply say "12 oz. worsted" or "18 oz. sportweight", etc.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:33 AM   #14
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Re: How Do I Figure Oz.?????
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I was told that I can substitute a yarn in a pattern and feel safe it will turn out well if it's the same weight. I assume that's ounces????????

OK. so I'm looking to make the fisherman's sweater (Here's my original post: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ic.php?t=25873 with pics). Lionbrand's site says fisherman's is 8 oz. But I'm thinking of doing it with Kool Wool which is supposed to be chuncky, then how come on Smiley's Yarn's page it says it's "1 3/4 ounces (50 Grams)" (see sales page). Does that mean they are smaller skeins?

HOW does one know (for online shopping - if you aren't familiar with the yarn) whether the yarn is the same thickness?
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Originally Posted by earthchick
No, it doesn't call for older yarns. The patterns simply say "12 oz. worsted" or "18 oz. sportweight", etc.
Hmmmm, most yarn descriptions will say 50 grams or 100 grams, that translates into 1.75 oz and 3.5 oz, so you could take it from there then.

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Re: How Do I Figure Oz.?????
I read the topic and thought "Wizard of Oz" It's early! need more coffee, need more coffee...
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:57 PM   #17
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:27 PM   #18
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I'm still not clear on this and need help. I want to start my first socks for my mom who's legs swell at times. OK, so I'm doing the Silver's Sock Class. It gives fingering weight ans worsted weight, etc. directions..........OK............I was going to use Paton's Classic Wool Merino, and the package doesn't say anything about its weight. Can anyone tell me how to tell?
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Originally Posted by Arielluria
I'm still not clear on this and need help. I want to start my first socks for my mom who's legs swell at times. OK, so I'm doing the Silver's Sock Class (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/SockClass_Start.htm). It gives fingering weight ans worsted weight, etc. directions..........OK............I was going to use Paton's Classic Wool Merino, and the package doesn't say anything about its weight. Can anyone tell me how to tell?
I love yarndex.com! It's a great resource (a "yarn directory").

Patons Classic Wool is worsted weight according to their info.

Also, look here for a great chart with information about yarn weights (scroll down).
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Re: How Do I Figure Oz.?????
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I read the topic and thought "Wizard of Oz" It's early! need more coffee, need more coffee...
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Don't feel bad.. so did I, lol[/quote]
I understand lack of caffeine logic. :D
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