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From: carsang2
Date: 01-22-2006, 11:15 AM (1 of 4)
I would like to use up some yarn for doll clothes. My patterns call for worsted weight but have some thinner yarns. Is there anyway I can adjust patterns so I can use the thinner yarn?
User: carsang2
Member since: 12-05-2005
Total posts: 9
From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-22-2006, 11:36 PM (2 of 4)
Smaller needles/hooks......???
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: bridesmom
Date: 01-23-2006, 12:26 AM (3 of 4)
You can double up the yarn to make it the same weight as the worsted. I've done this before and it works just fine. Just make sure to check your gauge, as you may need to adjust the needle size a bit.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: chris b
Date: 01-26-2006, 01:11 PM (4 of 4)
If it is thinner yarn you'd want a larger needle. You can knit/crochet up a swatch to match the gauge of the pattern. Try 2 sizes up first and then test it against the gauge.
Pfaff 2170,Pfaff 7570,Elna 945
Singer 301A,Singer Redeye,Singer 15 HC
Simplicity 2/3/4
Pfaff Creative 3-D digitizing,3-D Fabric Decorator
Pfaff PCDMac2.2
Embird,Studio,cross stitch,
EQ5....and adding all the time!
User: chris b
Member since: 01-10-2001
Total posts: 109
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