3 ply yarn using 2 strands!

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mauramac
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3 ply yarn using 2 strands!

Postby mauramac » Sun May 28, 2017 11:01 am

Hi everyone
Can anyone tell me the purpose of using a lightweight yarn for a cardigan pattern but using 2 strands.......I really can't see the point but then I am somewhat uneducated when it comes to yarns so looking for enlightenment here with all you experienced people :) :)

I was going to use a different yarn and knit a test square to see how it worked out as I don't have any 3 ply yarn in my stash but just curious as to why you would knit with 2 strands. Curiously I've just discovered the pattern on Ravelry and it suggests 4ply or Fingering despite saying 3ply on original pattern.....no wonder I get confused :unsure:

This is the pattern.Cascade Heritage Silk Short Sleeve Lace Cardi FW 159
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... lace-cardi
Gauge: 6 sts x 7 rows = 1” using 5mm (US8) needles
This cardi is made by knitting 2 strands of yarn together.
Materials: 6 (6, 6, 6) x 100g balls Heritage Silk (85% merino superwash wool/ 15% silk) by Cascade Yarns – color 5637 1 pair each 4mm (US6) and 5mm (US8) needles 1 stitch holder and 1 safety pin 7 x ½” buttons

Skill level: Advanced

Thanks for any help/advice/thoughts.
Maura

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Re: 3 ply yarn using 2 strands!

Postby darknit » Sun May 28, 2017 3:54 pm

Maybe that yarn (Cascade Heritage Silk) only comes in 3 ply and if you put two strands together it equals average 4 ply?


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