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Old 05-29-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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super chunky wool ?
Can anyone tell me the ply equivalent to super chunky. EG: is it 10 ply or bigger. If I wanted to make it with 10 ply, what needles would I use. I tried a tension swab with 6.5 needles, but it was 2 inches instead of 4 inches.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2007, 12:19 AM   #2
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Can't help you on the ply, but I think you'd be better off with 8 or 9mm needles for super chunky/bulky yarn; maybe even 10mm. For the swatch, CO more stitches than is called for to get 4" - like another inch worth. Then measure the number of stitches across 4" in the middle of it.

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here super chunky is generally considered 14 ply.
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I just looked up some super chunky yarns here and they recommend, in US needle sizes, 11 or 11 1/2. Swatching will give you right one.

I have knitted 14 ply with size 10 needles and been happy with that result but each super chunky is a little different also.

I should also point out that sometimes countries describe yarns a little differently too but I'm guessing an 11 needle would come close to the gauge/tension you're seeking.
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There is no 11 1/2 size needle in the US (was it 10 1/2?), but an 11 is an 8mm, which would be a lot better size than the 6.5mm which is our 10 1/2).

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The site said 11 and a half but was obviously wrong. I note in looking again you go from an 11 to 13? Yes, an 11 should be fine.
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Yeah, there's no 12 either.... The sizes start going up by full mms at 11s - 11=8mm, 13=9mm, 15=10mm.
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