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07-08-2007, 02:23 PM
When a pattern calls for baby yarn is it 3 ply or sport 2 ply? Also, is baby weight yarn 3 ply or is another name for 2 ply sport? I'm getting confused on some of the patterns. Some only say baby yarn and others say baby sport.
07-08-2007, 04:33 PM
I get confused too, because there are some companies that name their yarn differently. I bought some yarn recently and thought it was the same weight and it was just the slightest bit different and really threw off my pattern.
Fingering yarn is very fine.
I read one pattern that specifically said baby sport yarn. The yarn I am using now, does not even say how many ply which is why I may be having difficulty with the size of the item that I am crocheting. It can be frustrating.
I think that some of the companies only write patterns for their own yarn. They have special names for the different types of yarn. The Bernat that I am using now is called Softee Baby. However, I bought some called the same thing last year to fill out a blanket and it was entirely different weight.
I'd say do the best you can with the sample they give you on the pattern for the size of thread and needle.
Sorry I'm no more help.
07-08-2007, 04:48 PM
Usually if you do a test patch about 3 inches square, it will give you an idea of how you may need to adjust the pattern or needle size. I have a horrible time deciding how to adjust patterns, but I'm working mainly with yarn husband Terry and I have spun so not only is it not labeled, it's also uneven (mine is still downright LUMPY)!
07-09-2007, 01:42 AM
I'm glad to know it isn't just me. :bonk: For a second there I thought I was getting stupid. Waaaaaay back when I made baby items there was just plain old 3 ply baby yarn. Life was much easier then. Why so many different yarns is beyond me. I had tried some of the more expensive yarns but nothing turned out right and it was a pain to work with. The thing is with some of these patterns there is no guage to follow. :rolleyes:
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