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Food & crafts => Crafts => Topic started by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on February 26, 2012, 01:19:58 am

Title: Yarn thickness
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on February 26, 2012, 01:19:58 am
Can anyone tell me, is super chunky double the thickness of chunky?
Title: Re: Yarn thickness
Post by: ellisr on February 26, 2012, 01:24:00 am
Yes some super chunky is double the thickness of chunky
Title: Re: Yarn thickness
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on February 26, 2012, 08:01:34 pm
That's what I thought.  The big stitch knitting is good but it is American with their different yarn thickness so I had to do some research, then I started wondering about our thicknesses.  Seems to be working though.
Title: Re: Yarn thickness
Post by: ellisr on February 26, 2012, 08:42:18 pm
I work in the rule of 2's

2xDK = chunky
2x chunky = super chunky

It seems to work for me
Title: Re: Yarn thickness
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on February 27, 2012, 11:35:45 pm
That's what I've been doing.
Title: Re: Yarn thickness
Post by: Skirza on March 01, 2012, 01:09:55 am
I've just knitted the same pattern twice in super chunky. The first jumper I knitted as per instructions with 8mm and 10mm needles...the second one I used 7mm and 9mm needles and much preferred the results. This probably isn't any use to you at all, but I just thought I'd say  :-\
Title: Re: Yarn thickness
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on March 02, 2012, 12:13:52 am
8mm and 10mm seems very thin for super chunky.  I use those with double knit.