Ask Patty: Custom Yarn

April 26, 2019

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  • A little math will also give a general guideline for predicting gauge when combining yarns. Add the gauges of the two yarns, and divide by 3. So 6 plus 6 ( DK) is 12, divide by 3 is 4. Worsted….
    And then swatch…

    • Thank you for the extra tip!

    • So glad you added “and then swatch”, because things like DK or Worsted are SUPER broad categories. (Like Worsted can be 16, 17, 18 19 or 20, DK can be 21, 22, 23).

    • Thank you!!

      • For the great math tip!

  • Thanks so much!!! Wonderful information and so helpful.

  • I really love and appreciate these posts. Thank you!

  • Fantastic and Brilliant! Always enjoy your posts, Patty. So informative.

  • Thank you Patty for the striped rib tip, it made my day! Sure going to try this on my socks striped colour ribbing.

  • Another brilliant (saved!) column. Thank you!

  • Dear Patty, I bow down to your magnificence. That is all. Carry On.

  • Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits has a handy gauge chart and formula for combining two or three yarns. http://chicknits.com/rambles/?p=17303

  • Thanks, I learned A LOT!!!

  • It’s so enlightening to learn something new (well, new to me) and reading your column today was just the ticket. Thanks Patty! Your insight and style are simply the best.

  • Patty, you’re a knitting genius! Thanks again for such great tips!

  • Hi Patty!!!
    Love, love your tutorials….they are all so absolutely brilliant! Thanks for your in depth explanations they are always so valuable!