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Jul 12, 2017 16:10:21   #
lindalou6
 
The design I want to make (marianne henio's pretty and plain smock top) calls for 3 ends of 2/30s acrylic. I am wondering if this would be a 4 ply or 3ply equivalent as I would like to use a yeoman yarn I have in my stash, really don't need to buy anymore at the moment. Any advice on this please?
 
Jul 12, 2017 17:08:38   #
Busy Bee 142
 
Hi lindalou6,
Three ends of 2/30's yarn is equivalent to 4 ply.
I've knitted sweaters that required 4 ply yarn successfully in with 3 ends of 2/30's yarn.
I find the fabric it produces lighter weight than 4 ply but still having the bulk of 4 ply.

Take care when winding the 3 ends into one as it is easy to create a loop in the yarn which can cause problems when knitting ie only one or two ends knitting instead of all 3 ends.

Hope this is of help to you.

Kind regards

Debs
Jul 12, 2017 17:12:14   #
lindalou6
 
Thanks Debs, that's just what I wanted to know Linda
Jul 13, 2017 06:21:59   #
mlab (a regular here)
 
Yes, four ply. I would recommend a stacking contraption or one that you make yourself so that the three yarns are knitted at the same tension and are twisted together.
Jul 13, 2017 06:49:44   #
lindalou6
 
Thanks, although I may just use a light 4 ply as I've plenty of this. Much appreciated.
Jul 13, 2017 09:45:58   #
suedenie (a regular here)
 
3 ends of 2/30 knits up beautiful as a 4ply. I only ever use industrial ply yarns, sometimes knitting 8 thin strands and more to make a decent ply. Doesn't matter what you use, but knit a tension swatch. I never wined the ends together, always keep them as separate balls. I just stand them at the back of my machine on the floor, sometimes I use my yarn twister, all depends on how the yarn is behaving.
 
Jul 13, 2017 15:37:47   #
lindalou6
 
Thanks might need to buy a yarn twister now! Just when I seriously don't need to spend anymore on my knitting
Jul 13, 2017 16:35:25   #
mlab (a regular here)
 
lindalou6 wrote:
Thanks might need to buy a yarn twister now! Just when I seriously don't need to spend anymore on my knitting


You don't absolutely have to, though feel free 😂😂😂... You could use large plastic flower pots and sticks. You wind yarn and put one cone at the bottom, get some yarn through the hole, place sticks so that you can get another pot in which you put your next cone, etc... I have not actually used this system because my husband made me a stacker that works wonders. I am not at home for awhile but will try to think about putting a picture when I get back.
Jul 13, 2017 17:26:49   #
lindalou6
 
Would appreciate a picture, thanks
Jul 13, 2017 21:55:34   #
delite163
 
lindalou6 wrote:
The design I want to make (marianne henio's pretty and plain smock top) calls for 3 ends of 2/30s acrylic. I am wondering if this would be a 4 ply or 3ply equivalent as I would like to use a yeoman yarn I have in my stash, really don't need to buy anymore at the moment. Any advice on this please?


I like that pattern to and thinking about getting it. I have bought several of her patterns and have found that she is really interested in helping so I would email her. She is very prompt.
Jul 14, 2017 03:40:49   #
lindalou6
 
Thanks, I'll do that. Why didn't I think of that?
 
Jul 14, 2017 11:35:43   #
delite163
 
lindalou6 wrote:
Thanks, I'll do that. Why didn't I think of that?


Don't feel bad I have those moments to lol

 
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