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Hi all,
I wonder if someone could please tell me the equivelant yarn thickness. Some patterns use a 3.5mm (usually used for uk 4ply) and others 4.00mm (uk dk)
I have a lovely vintage crochet pattern using the above yarn, and i'm not sure what thickness of yarn I should use.
Many thanks for your help xxx
 

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With the Uk 3 or 4 weight thread? I imagine that having the smaller on the worsted and the larger needle on the DK...they are trying to stay with the same gauge without increasing the number of stitches across.
 

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Thank you for taking the time to reply.
This was an american pattern. In the uk, we have 4ply or doubleknit (dk) so need to know which to buy. I just wondered if anyone knew the yarn and could advise. Your ideas are valued.
 

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If it is 4-ply...I get my socks comfortably worked in a 2.75mm (imperial 11?) I have both US and Imperial sized Circulars. I prefer the Imperials in the less than 3mm stainless needles as I appear to not know my own strength with the smaller wood or bamboo.

Had to update my own response. Larger # in imperial means smaller needle. Opposite for US sizes. <slap on OWN head!>
 

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Hi, perhaps I didn't make my message clear.
What I'm looking for is the equivelant thickness of yarn to Bernat carioca which has been discontinued. If anyone knows I'd be very grateful.
Thank you kaixiang for trying to help.
 

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maidinkent said:
Hi all,
I wonder if someone could please tell me the equivelant yarn thickness. Some patterns use a 3.5mm (usually used for uk 4ply) and others 4.00mm (uk dk)
I have a lovely vintage crochet pattern using the above yarn, and i'm not sure what thickness of yarn I should use.
Many thanks for your help xxx
If you look up the yarn on Ravelry, it tells you it's sport weight (which I think is equiv. of Brit Dk.?) also a couple of stashes are for sale at pretty good prices. scroll down on the page to find. d
 
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