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Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:30 pm    Post subject: Wool types  Reply with quote    

If a pattern called for merino DK but the wife would prefer to use baby cashmerino would there be any differences needed to the patter?

Oh, and it's Debbie Bliss stuff if that makes a difference.

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Check gauge with the cashmerino, and adjust needle size rather than pattern if necessary ?

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Knit a tension square. Have you learned nothing from downsizer?
And congratulations if this is an announcement.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Knit a tension square. Have you learned nothing from downsizer?
And congratulations if this is an announcement.


You know I don't listen properly.

And how dim are you? Ask Jamanda what happened a year ago.

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
And how dim are you? Ask Jamanda what happened a year ago.


Unless Sean thinks there's a subtle hint in the name of the yarn.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh very. The baby stuff just whizzes past me really.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Oh very. The baby stuff just whizzes past me really.


Eh? Have you been on the gin? It's not for anything of ours.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
Check gauge with the cashmerino, and adjust needle size rather than pattern if necessary ?


We don't have the wool and she's refusing to buy any until she know's what's what.

Apparently it somewhere between a 4-ply and DK.

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, that's a pain, that 'in-between size' yarn.
Sorry, I've reached the limits of my knitting knowledge here.
Hope someone else can help.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
sean wrote:
Oh very. The baby stuff just whizzes past me really.


Eh? Have you been on the gin? It's not for anything of ours.


Well, I knew you were married you dolt. I thought you were announcing a sprog in a circumlocutory fashion.

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just looked it up - Debbie Bliss do Cashmerino in DK weight, same fibre composition as baby Cashmerino.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
Just looked it up - Debbie Bliss do Cashmerino in DK weight, same fibre composition as baby Cashmerino.


Great - thanks Gil. Only problem now is that that's a different weight - will that need different needles to knit to the same overall size? I'm guessing that if it does than the 'weave' would be different.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How badly different is MerinoDK going to be from CashmerinoDK ?
Maybe a needle size ?

Off again to check details.

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cashmerino DK Brand
Debbie Bliss Weight DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) Wraps per inch Yardage
120 yards (110 meters) Unit weight
50 grams (1.76 ounces)Gauge
22.0 sts = 4 inches Needle size
US 6 - 4.0 mm Fibers
55% Merino
33% Microfiber
12% Cashmere
Machine wash? yes

Merino DK discontinued Brand
Debbie Bliss Weight DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) Wraps per inch Yardage
122 yards (112 meters) Unit weight
50 grams (1.76 ounces)Gauge
22.0 sts = 4 inches Needle size
US 6 - 4.0 mm Fibers
100% MerinoMachine wash?
yes
Machine washable at 40 degrees C on a gentle wool cycle.

Discontinued Spring 2007


There you go - compare as you wish.
Almost identical, I'd say.

I guess the reason for substituting yarns is that the MerinoDK is discontinued.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Stunning wok, Gil, thank you. I shall report back and see what happens.

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