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« on: July 23, 2006 12:31:57 PM »

I have been eyeballing this yarn.....  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=300005091261

on ebay for months now and today I finally bought a cone.  It's 2 pounds of fingering weight yarn.  I have no clue what fingering weight is.......... is that sorta like sock yarn weight or something?  What size needles would I use with it.  I think I want to make some hats with it...... that is when it actually arrives to my house.

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006 12:44:59 PM »

Those colors are fantastic!
Fingering weight is fine stuff - yes, like for socks.  Generally you use a 0-3 needle on it.  You could use something larger and end up with something more lacy as well.

You could use it for hats.  You could swatch it, see what your stitches per inch tension is, and then do the math to decide how many stitches to cast on.  If you'd like to make it thicker, you could double strand it as well. 

And, well, there is always socks Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006 01:02:53 PM »

Hey amey,

That's cool... if it gauges up like sock yarn then I can pretty much go with a pattern I already made up for a hat I did with lion brands magic stripes sock yarn.  I can't wait to get this yarn.  I think it is going to be really fun to play with..... and the auction says that there is 10,000 yards of it on the cone.... I'm not sure but I think that is a LOT... whew!  Should be able to make quite a few hats and maybe a scarf as well with all that.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2006 01:54:17 PM »

2 lbs is a lot! Estimate that it takes 4oz of sock/fingering weight yarn to make a pair of average adult socks. So that's 8 pairs of socks! And depending on your hat size? Wowza that's a lot of hats!

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006 08:17:47 AM »

I'd think a nice airy wrap might be nice. Might be a bit loud for some but I'd love it. I'm working on a simple lace work yoga bag in rainbow yarn and it's showing up kinda remenicent of tie-dye. Really neat.
I'd make that and a butt-load of socks. Wink

« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006 08:27:26 AM »

Just so you know, Magic Stripes is a sport weight yarn, It's a bit thicker than fingering weight yarn.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006 12:56:48 PM »

You can always double-strand it for something thicker (and quicker).

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2006 07:04:24 PM »

Ok - I loved it so much I had to see what else they had and ended up bidding on something, too... thanks for encouraging my addiction! Enabler!!  Wink
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