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yarn comparison chart
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Dec 14, 2011 10:01:38   #
Please help me find a yarn comparison chart, so I can convert wool to acrylic. I can't wear wool, and I need to know a comparable yarn to Tivoli Aranmore. Also, it sure would be handy to have a comprehensive chart at my disposal for all different weights. Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Blessings....
Dec 14, 2011 10:40:54   #
All you have to do is take the weight of the yarn that you have and substitute it for another yarn of the same weight. This holds true for all yarns. Having said that, depending on what your tension/gauge is affects the intire garment/item that you are knitting. It really is not rocket science. You can also take the Tivoli Aranmore yarn ball down to your yarn store and get a comparison yarn. The sales person would be able to assist you. As far as I know, there is no yarn comparison chart such as the one you are looking for. Do you realize the number of yarn/s that one would have to encorporate into this type of a chart?? You would have to have a book to contain it all. Common sense has to be the guideline here.
Dec 14, 2011 12:16:06   #
That would work if I had a ball of Aranmore. I'm trying to find out the weight of the Aranmore so that I can substitute it.
Dec 14, 2011 12:28:13   #
So where did you get the name from or learn of it if you dont have the ball of yarn?? If you have a pattern and that is what the pattern called for, then somewhere in the pattern it should tell you.

You can check out this chart to compare the different weights of yarn and the wording that is a substitute for the weights and the number of stitches per inch.
Dec 15, 2011 07:05:05   #
jan m
Check invaluable resource about yarn. You may have to search the site several different ways--name of yarn, manufacturer, etc. but it provides info about discontinued as well as currently produced brands and types.
Dec 15, 2011 12:41:34   #
I bought a patern on ebay from the UK. I've been knitting for a long time, and I know how to read a pattern and instructions. All it tells me is how many balls of what gram weight to buy. Nowhere does it state yardage or weight of the yarn. Between me and a lady at a yarn shop, we did determine the weight and yardage, so now I can begin. Thank you for your help.
Dec 15, 2011 12:42:47   #
I tried to go to the yarndex site, but I received an error message. My current problem is solved, but I'd love to have a chart at my disposal. thanks and blessings
Dec 15, 2011 14:45:51   #
jan m
Double-checked the address.. It's
Hope this will work for you. I find it really helpful.
Dec 16, 2011 12:26:46   #
BINGO! That did the trick. I haven't had time to explore it yet, but I"ve bookmarked it and will check later, after my eye doctor appointment. Don't you just hate it when they have to dilate your eyes? Have a wonderful Christmas, and a blessed new year.
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