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Old 07-05-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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help finding a fingering weight thread in UK
Im looking for a fingering weight thread similar to this ( that is available in the UK.

I only know tw ouk yarn websites, laughing hens, and angel yarns, and they don't sort the yarn by weight. and i still have trouble comparing gauges. Can anybody recomend a similar yarn which knits to the same gauge as the gloss, or how i can figure out if a yarn is the right weight without buying and actually knitting up a swatch (could get costly if i don't get it right first time!)

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Old 07-05-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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Have you tried e-bay? I have seen alot of fingering weight on ebay and most sellers will ship to UK.

I have bought alot of yarn from this seller

She is very fast and reliable.
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Maybe this can help you: the yarn you saw in knitpicks knits at 7-8 sts for inch ,so you should look for something similar, like here, it's from a huge store called and you also can check out
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Hi Amanda

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Old 07-05-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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Many sock yarns can be knit as fingering weight, and you can also look for 3 or 4-ply. lists yarns by weight.

Some to look at: (fingering weight option)

A lot of "baby" yarns knit as fingering, but they're generally pretty limited in palette to soft pastels.

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If your system is the same as NZ, you probably want 4-ply. But label gauge is probably your best guide.
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