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Old 10-03-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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1 ball? 2 strands? So lost.
My best friend is having her first baby in June. I know it's fair while away, but I'm slow at knitting. anyways, I got this pattern and I says I need 1 ball of 16 oz of yarn, which I have, but to do it double strand. I have no idea waht this means or how to do it. Any assistance is VERY much appreciated.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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You can pull the end of yarn out of a ball, if it's wound properly, from both the center and the outside. You can probably find the end on the outside easily. Can you appreciate a sort of opening in the center of the ball? Dig into there and gently pull out the tuft. Fiddle with it until you find the other end of the yarn. Voila! You have two ends, hold them together and knit as if they were one. You are knitting double stranded.

More trouble is to make two balls out of it by unwinding half into a second ball.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:39 PM   #3
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You can use both the inside and outside ends, but I much prefer to use two balls of yarn myself.

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