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Old 11-09-2007, 02:00 PM   #1
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Doubling lace weight yarn
I bought some Knit Picks lace weight varigated yarn because I LOVE the colors in it. Now, I don't like the weight. I want to use it as an edging to a DK weight yarn item. If I double it, will it still look good? If I double it, will the weight be enough to look good together? Should I just scrap it and return it? I can't make up my mind. Perhaps I'll just keep staring at it for a few days...
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:21 PM   #2
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Can't help you with your question, but if you love the color, don't return it, make a scarf from it, or if you have enough, a simple shawl. Returning yarn just isn't right.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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Doubling lace weight makes about fingering weight, not DK. It may work as an edging, you'd have to try it to see how it knits up.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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That's probably still too thin. I can give it a try. The majority of this is going to have to go back then because I can't keep it all if it's not really all that I wanted anyway. Some of the colors are a little off but two are perfect.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:08 PM   #5
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If you knit socks, you can use the yarn for that (doubling it I mean). I recently did that to some lace weight knitpicks wool and it worked great. I actually may just start doing this for all my socks, because I too love knitpicks lace weight colors (Gossamer).
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