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finally done with my exam, so can play

my stash has only "worsted" weight in washable, heather/Scotland/neutral colours....would that be too out of line for today?...there's an F1 race on which is prime knitting slot. I can wander to a shop Tuesday for alternatives

Obviously being forced to go yarn shopping is of enormous sadness
Yeah, i know! All my machine washable stuff has to be doubled up and it is a royal pain, so shopping was a required sacrifice! ;-)
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finally done with my exam, so can play

my stash has only "worsted" weight in washable, heather/Scotland/neutral colours....would that be too out of line for today?...there's an F1 race on which is prime knitting slot. I can wander to a shop Tuesday for alternatives

Obviously being forced to go yarn shopping is of enormous sadness
As long as it's not too chunky using worsted should fine.... Going by the photos I'm pretty sure some of the squares in previous blankets were done in weights other than DK.

I'm getting my daily dose of exercise watching athletics on the beeb whilst knitting, F1 later might even result in a bonus square!

Of course, yarn shopping is still an option well worth considering.....
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

I love yarn shopping. A local-ish store to me has a 30% sale at the moment... I will let myself go once more and once more only. Maybe.


Mine are DK Anjela, I promise! (Is worsted weight the same as aran?)
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Mine are DK Anjela, I promise! (Is worsted weight the same as aran?)
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

This might help ( or just confuse you even more as it did me).

I think worsted is generally slightly thicker/weightier than DK.

The vast majority of squares in both previous blankets were in DK but there were some that were a tad finer or chunkier. I can manage some variations in weight as long as they are not too extreme.
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I love yarn shopping. A local-ish store to me has a 30% sale at the moment... I will let myself go once more and once more only. Maybe.


Mine are DK Anjela, I promise! (Is worsted weight the same as aran?)
Not totally sure to be honest as its a term I'd normally use for fabric rather than yarn (it's an americanism in the yarn world). So I had to google it!

Right; A few sites say that worsted is the same as DK, but most of them say it's slightly heavier than DK, but lighter than Aran as it's an 8-ply and Aran is usually 10-ply.
(Annoyingly Ravelry says it's the same ply (10) as Aran, but that you get one more needle-wrap per inch. So it must be ever-so slightly finer).

Now, pay attention at the back; Ply is something complicated to do with the number of wraps around your needle you get from one inch of yarn (wpi), and this apparently helps you work out how much yarn is needed to make whatever it is you're doing!

My head aches......
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http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

This might help ( or just confuse you even more as it did me).

I think worsted is generally slightly thicker/weightier than DK.

The vast majority of squares in both previous blankets were in DK but there were some that were a tad finer or chunkier. I can manage some variations in weight as long as they are not too extreme.
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Not totally sure to be honest as its a term I'd normally use for fabric rather than yarn (it's an americanism in the yarn world). So I had to google it!

Right; A few sites say that worsted is the same as DK, but most of them say it's slightly heavier than DK, but lighter than Aran as it's an 8-ply and Aran is usually 10-ply.
(Annoyingly Ravelry says it's the same ply (10) as Aran, but that you get one more needle-wrap per inch. So it must be ever-so slightly finer).

Now, pay attention at the back; Ply is something complicated to do with the number of wraps around your needle you get from one inch of yarn (wpi), and this apparently helps you work out how much yarn is needed to make whatever it is you're doing!

My head aches......

Yeah - I've just had a rummage in my stash and I have several different brands that all purport to be aran, but some are finer than others. King Cole Comfort Aran is gorgeous, btw. Thick and soft. (Insert smutty joke here...) Thank you though!
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

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I love yarn shopping. A local-ish store to me has a 30% sale at the moment... I will let myself go once more and once more only. Maybe.


Mine are DK Anjela, I promise! (Is worsted weight the same as aran?)
Worsted can be a smidge thicker than DK or a smidge thinner than aran...or anywhere in between. I got it in US, where DK seems not to exist. Instead there is "sportweight" (between English 4-ply and English DK) and "worsted" (between DK and aran).

Any-hoo....Lang Merino 120 is apparently DK and washable, so I'll twist my arm to go shopping!
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Not totally sure to be honest as its a term I'd normally use for fabric rather than yarn (it's an americanism in the yarn world). So I had to google it!
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I had to google it too. My dad worked in the textile industry and as the area I come from was reknowned for worsted fabric production I only knew the term in relation to fabric.

To be perfectly honest as long as the squares are as close to 20x20 cm as possible and the ends are sewn in I'm not too bothered about what sort of wool is used.
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I've just learned another stitch for my niece's blanket. As I've just learned I'm having another niece or nephew in the (very) new year, I'm going to have an excuse to make another one soon too!
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adding some photos in case PatsyCat can't resist. Question is, which ones are really for this project
I love the ones with the animals! Maybe the lion is appropriate...
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Bloody hell, you are gooooood
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pssst....might have stolen some of them off t'internet....don't tell
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I can 't resist a challenge Below is a contribution of the well-known Scottish Lion. Kindly note the ginger hair - a particular feature that differentiates the Scottish species from the more familiar African.
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I'm in love
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Love it. Do you take requests ?
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I foresee a lot more blankie projects cropping up with this kind of adorable square...
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It was fun to do....I could be persuaded
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