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Old 04-07-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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Yarn Substitution for a Drops Design
I found a Drops pattern that I would really like to make 107-26 http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/visopp..._id=26&lang=us I am trying to figure out the weight of the yarn called for in the pattern (it is 100% cotton) http://garnstudio.com/lang/en/visgarn.php?garn=Paris so I can find a substitution locally. They don't specify whether it is DK, worsted, etc. Is there a way to figure it out based on the info they do provide? Any help appreciated
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You can click on the yarn link 'More about this yarn', and the needle size given is a 5mm/8 which tells me it's a worsted weight. So a worsted cotton should work fine.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
You can click on the yarn link 'More about this yarn', and the needle size given is a 5mm/8 which tells me it's a worsted weight. So a worsted cotton should work fine.
Thanks suzeeq! I thought it might be worsted, but wasn't 100% sure. Not very good at this end of the knitting game!
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Generally you can go by the needle size given for a yarn. A 7-9 is mostly worsted, 5-6 DK, 10 and up is bulky or super bulky.
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