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Machine Knitting.

Knitting Yarns for Flat Bed Machines.

Ideal yarns for domestic and industrial flat bed knitting machines. Also suitable for circular and sock machines.

Suitable for most knitting machines including, Brother, Silver Reed / Knitmaster, Passap, Shima and Dubied. The suitable thickness of yarn depends on the gauge of the machine being used, the most common knitting machine gauges are 2, 5, 7, 10, 12 and 14.

Helpful Hint:

Knitting machine gauge equals the number of needles per inch. 

YARN COUNTPLY EQUIVALENT
2/8   to 2/104 ply
2/12 to 2/153 ply
2/16 to 2/182 ply
2/28 to 2/321 ply

 

 

 

 

 

Yarn thickness.

3 ends of 2/30 (1ply) make a 4 ply

2 ends of 2/30 (1ply) make a 3 ply

2 ends of 2ply make a 4ply

3 ends of 2ply make a double knit

2/8 = 4ply,  2/6 = double knit,  2/4 = aran thickness

Hand Knitting.

Yarn weight guide.

2ply - Essentially two strands of yarn spun together. Great for socks and gloves. Knit on 2 - 3.5mm needles.

4ply - Great for baby clothes, heavier socks and lightweight tops. Knit on 3 - 4mm needles.

DK or double knitting - Essentially double the weight of 4ply. This is the most widely used weight of yarn. Knit on 3.5 - 4.5mm needles.

Aran - Originally created for fisherman's jumpers. Use when DK isn't heavy enough and chunky is too bulky. Knit on 4 - 5.5mm needles.

Chunky - Associated with outdoor wear and winter jumpers. Knit on 5.5 - 7mm needles.

Super Chunky - A great weight for beginners because it produces quick results. Knit on needles that are at least 7mm thick.


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