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Old 02-09-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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Chunky vs. Thick and Quick
OK....I want to make DH and DS THIS hat...but I cant find Wool Ease CHUNKY yarn at my stores.

I can find Thick and Quick...

Does anyone know of a comparable yarn for the Chunky?

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Old 02-09-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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In my opinion, I think that Thick and Quick is more of a solid feeling yarn, whereas a "chunky' variety would be more lofty. If you press the yarn between your fingers, even if the diameter of the yarn is similar, is one more cord-like in texture and one more squishable and you can flatten it with your fingers. The chunkiness or "loft" giving it a quick knit-ability without the weight of a heavy fibered yarn. Does that make any sense? I notice too that some "chunky" yarns will get really thin if you pull on the strand, indicating a little stretch, where thick and quick doesn't get too skinny when you pull on it. Sooo, thick and quick may make a really big or "chunky' hat, whereas a truly chunky yarn has more of a soft insulating knit quality.
I am totally rambling at this point, but I would stay in the same family of chunkyness as thick and quick may measure up as a super bulky guage.
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