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Old 01-12-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Size 19 US and Size 50 Needles Questions on Yarn
Hi I bought two sets of Needles size 19 and 50 and need advice on how much yarn to use to make a blanket with them. I have yarn I already bought but I didn't know if I need to buy more. I have two big skeins of mixed green yarn and thought of using two strands on the size 19 but will that be enough for a blanket? Do I need certain types of yarn for the size 50, it says on it Fun Fur and a few others that I really didn't want, if I buy the normal yarn and put 4 strands together is that enough?
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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I made afghans this winter on size 17 and 13. I used 6-7 oz skeins of Carons Simply Soft which was about 2200 yards and had very little left over. The afghans were approx. 48"x66" and were knit with 2 strands of yarn.
I would think you could get away with double stranding on the 19's, but you may want to go up to 4 strands on the 50's. CSS is a worsted weight yarn.
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Lion's website has several patterns for the size 50s, you could compare yardage to see if you have enough. And http://www.dailyknitter.com/patternsdetail.php?type=AF has patterns listed by needle size so you can check out those for how much it would take for the 19s.
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You can use any yarn you like on the 50s, although you might want to use a bulky weight, or as others have said, go with 4 strands of worsted. They're just larger than anything else, so no yarn requirement, just like any other size.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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Thank you...one more question..
where do you find the best deals on yarn? I have been buying mine at Johann Fabrics but any online stores you can recommend?
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For basic acrylics and inexpensive yarns I would think Joanns or Michaels especially since they generally have coupons and sales.
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