3PLY

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ALSO KNOWN AS: Baby NEE­DLE SIZE: 2.25mm to 3.25mm TYP­I­CAL TEN­SION: 32 sts and 40 rows AV­ER­AGE ME­TRES PER 50G: 300m ONE BALL PROJECTS (100G): Baby blan­ket, layette (hat, jumper and bootees for baby) The low down: Tra­di­tion­ally used for mak­ing gar­ments and baby things, 3ply yarn has fallen out of fash­ion and so there’s less va­ri­ety out there both in yarns and pat­terns. If you have a ball in your stash try knit­ting it on larger nee­dles – you’ll prob­a­bly find it works

Baby, 3.75mm 24 sts and 32 rows 170m Mit­tens,

scarves, cowls

light DK The low down: Tra­di­tional wools used for fish­er­man’s gansey jumpers, such as Wendy Guernsey 5ply, are some of the best known yarns of this group. They are per­fect for projects like bags, which need to be both ro­bust and rel­a­tively light­weight. fine in most pat­terns for the slightly thicker) 4ply yarn. Al­ter­na­tively, seek out a vin­tage style pat­tern from a de­signer like Su­san Craw­ford (su­san­craw­ford­shop.com) for an au­then­tic knit­ting ex­pe­ri­ence. We love the Sugar and Spice dress­ing gown. Sport weight yarns can be used for DK pat­terns, but have a lighter re­sult if knit­ted to stan­dard DK ten­sion, so swatch first. Light DK yarns such as Rowan Felted Tweed DK have a lot of yardage and are suit­able for sport weight pat­terns.

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