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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Yarn thickness
« on: February 26, 2012, 01:19:58 am »
Can anyone tell me, is super chunky double the thickness of chunky?

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Yarn thickness
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 01:24:00 am »
Yes some super chunky is double the thickness of chunky

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Yarn thickness
« Reply #2 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.

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Yarn thickness
« Reply #3 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

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Yarn thickness
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 11:35:45 pm »
That's what I've been doing.

Skirza

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Yarn thickness
« Reply #5 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  :-\

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Yarn thickness
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 12:13:52 am »
8mm and 10mm seems very thin for super chunky.  I use those with double knit.

 

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