Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Knitty Gritty interesting fact

Just saw something very interesting on Knitty Gritty. They were talking about knitting with two completely different yarns together (that is two strands being knitted at the same time, not alternating yarns).

As they said, each ball of yarn has a needle guide on it to indicate what size needles is recommended for this yarn, but once you combine two different yarns it can be difficult to work out which size needles to use.

But - there is an easy way. For each ball of yarn you are mixing, take the mm needle size recommended - eg one ball might have a recommendation of 5mm needles and one might say 6mm yarn.

You add the two mm together - eg 5+6=11mm

And you find the closest needle size to that mm size (always round up).

They said it always works! Interesting don't you think?

Hey I learned something today (scary huh).


At 6:47 am, Blogger Mama Mouse said...

I'll have to remember that for the future. Might be a good way to use up yarn and make a scrap afghan.

At 12:42 am, Blogger Katt said...

Well I have learnt something new too! Fancy that..I keep missing Knitty Gritty!!



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