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Yarn tension guide - French/UK/US equivalences
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Mar 2, 2012 04:17:40   #
La Bergere
 
Hello all,

I have been working on this page lately, as I know many knitters have problems understanding the differences between our yarn weights which follow a French standard and the US and UK standard weights.

It's particularly tricky when trying to use Bergère de France yarns for patterns from UK or US designers, or for using UK/US yarns with Bergère patterns...

The thing is, I'm used to switching between the standards, so I would love to hear what you think of this as a tool: http://www.bergeredefrance.co.uk/yarn-tension/

Does it seem useful to you? Is there any information you would like to see that isn't there? Any comments and suggestions are welcome!
 
Mar 2, 2012 05:23:37   #
mavisb (a regular here)
 
I think this is fantastic, I have saved it to my inbox as I would use it. I also have Bergere (sorry can't do the e properly) patterns here in Australia and would love to knit with French wool. I have knitted with English, Australian and Italian all lovely yarns but I would love to knit with the French and American wool as well.
Mar 2, 2012 11:45:36   #
Dukesy
 
Thanks, this will be a great help to lots of knitters and crocheters. ( Is crocheters a word??)
Mar 3, 2012 07:21:51   #
SueGu
 
Wow! Wow! Wow! You spent a lot of time working on this and it is great. Will save it for future use.
Mar 3, 2012 07:27:20   #
Ms Sue P
 
I am going to print it out and put it in m knitting notebook. with my patterns. Thank you.
Mar 3, 2012 08:47:37   #
Brenda19605
 
Very good work La Bergere. The info is very useful for fiber artists. Thank you so much for the post.
Brenda

La Bergere wrote:
Hello all,

I have been working on this page lately, as I know many knitters have problems understanding the differences between our yarn weights which follow a French standard and the US and UK standard weights.

It's particularly tricky when trying to use Bergère de France yarns for patterns from UK or US designers, or for using UK/US yarns with Bergère patterns...

The thing is, I'm used to switching between the standards, so I would love to hear what you think of this as a tool: http://www.bergeredefrance.co.uk/yarn-tension/

Does it seem useful to you? Is there any information you would like to see that isn't there? Any comments and suggestions are welcome!
Hello all, br br I have been working on this page... (show quote)
 
Mar 3, 2012 11:06:32   #
Isis
 
Thank you for the list, I've added it to my favorites
Mar 3, 2012 12:35:21   #
Bonidale
 
What a wonderful go-to tool! Thanks!
Mar 3, 2012 14:38:28   #
moherlyle
 
Fabulous! Thank you so much!
Mar 3, 2012 16:21:12   #
martyr
 
Dukesy wrote:
Thanks, this will be a great help to lots of knitters and crocheters. ( Is crocheters a word??)


Yes :!:
Mar 5, 2012 01:41:08   #
La Bergere
 
Wow, nothing but good so far, thank you all! If you do think of anything I can add or change to make it any better, do let me know!
 
Mar 6, 2012 04:38:09   #
La Bergere
 
I had a request yesterday from a customer to add information about knitting machine friendly yarns, so the page has now been updated with them.
 
          
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