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8 Ply Yarn vs. 4 ply yarn
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Jul 11, 2011 17:02:34   #
I was looking at a pattern for a Christmas stocking, and it called for 8 ply yarn. I know tht 's know the same as weight. It look like regualr #4 weight yarn, but I could be wrong. Can anyone help?

Scarf - Christmas Plum Pudding

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C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn\My Documents\Scarf - Christmas Plum Pudding - DIY Craft Project Instructions.mht

Using size 8US (4 mm) needles and 8 ply

You need 100 grams in light green and a small amount of brown/ red/ emerald green.
Time: Longer
Suitable For: Most Ages
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This Christmas Knitting Pattern shows you how to knit a Christmas scarf for a child.

Using size 8US (4 mm) needles and 8 ply

You need 100 grams in light green and a small amount of brown/ red/ emerald green.

Cast on 32 stitches in light green.

St- st 14 rows

Now begin the Xmas pudding

K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green.
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
K10 green 1white 6 brown 1 white 3 brown 1 white 10 green
P10 green 2 white 1 brown 3 white 3 brown 3 white 10 green
K10 green 3 white 1 brown 8 white 10 green.
P10 12 white 10 green
K10 green 12 white 10 green
P11 green 10 white 11 green
K12 green 8 white 12 green
P13 green.6 white 13 green
Knit all stitches green
Continue in light green until work measures 30 inches from cast on stitches

Now begin your second Xmas pudding

P 13 green 6 white 13 green
K12 green 8 white 12 green
P11 green 10 white 11 green
K10 green 12 white 10 green
P10 green 12 white 10 green
K10 green 8 white 1 brown 3 white 10 green
P10 green 1 white 5 brown 2 white 3 brown 1. White 10 green
K10 green12 brown. 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10green
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
All stitches in light green continue for 14 rows.
Cast off.

To make the leaves (2)
Cast on 15 sts
Begin with a p row st- st 3 rows
K1( wrap yarn around needle ( yrn) twice, then k 2 tog slip the last st back on to the left hand. Needle and knit it again repeat this slip st again ) now repeat the full bracket section to the end of the row.
( p1 p the next loop then drop the next loop)repeat to the end of the row
K1 row
Cast off.

Fold the cast on sts in half and stitch together, now do the same with the cast off sts .
Stitch the two sides together this will form a scolloped edge and the cast on and cast off edges will become the centre vain of the leaf.

Berries (2)

Cast on 7 sts
P1 row
K1 row
Cast off

With wrong side on the outside roll up to form a ball,stitch it in place and secure.


I have copied the picture to My Pictures, but cannot figuremout how to putit here. It's a really cool scarf.
Jul 11, 2011 21:18:44   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
I believe that the pattern is referring to 8 ply cotton yarn (Peaches and Cream make lovely 8 ply that's available on their website--on sale but maybe not for long). It's the equivalent of 2 4 ply skeins knitted together. It will produce a heavy duty scarf that will be very warm even though it's made out of cotton.
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