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Topic: ONGOING FRIENDSHIP GRANNY SQUARE SWAP R1 (May) Sendout 5/20) COMPLETE  (Read 9011 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008 10:35:10 PM »

Oh good:))  I didn't think of that, lol
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008 07:06:15 PM »

I'm sending out for one of my swaps on Monday, so I should get feedback in time for this! (especially because I'm the organizer of the swap!)

I was wondering, is there a certain type of yarn that we're using?  I know that for washability (lots of kids) I'd prefer acrylic/blends/stuff that is washable.  Is that what most people want?  I won't be able to crochet alpaca squares!
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2008 07:25:49 PM »

Oo, this looks really interesting! I'd love to do this if it wasn't just plain granny squares. It would be neat to have all different 8" squares in one blanket.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2008 11:19:59 PM »

Oh don't worry, hopefully we'll have all different kinds of squares:))  There are so many freebie patterns for granny squares, and for those of us that have the book "200 crochet blocks" the possibilities are endless.  I don't mean for ya'll to think that you can only make the old-fashioned traditional granny squares.  Any pattern ya want to make will be great:))
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2008 01:06:27 AM »

I'm sending out for one of my swaps on Monday, so I should get feedback in time for this! (especially because I'm the organizer of the swap!)

I was wondering, is there a certain type of yarn that we're using?  I know that for washability (lots of kids) I'd prefer acrylic/blends/stuff that is washable.  Is that what most people want?  I won't be able to crochet alpaca squares!

For general durability I prefer acrylic and it's about the only yarn I can get in these parts anyway  Roll Eyes
I'm beavering away at my other swaps so I have time to dedicate to this before I sign up
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2008 01:11:11 AM »

Oh yes, that's something I should have specified in the rules of the swap.  We all need to use acrylic yarn 4-ply worsted weight yarn.  It wouldn't be good to have some squares in say...wool and some in acrylic since wool isn't washable.  We all need to make our squares in acrylic.  Sorry ya'll!!!  I'm new at this and sometimes need a little reminder, lol.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2008 01:13:10 AM »

If you can tell me what the UK equivalent is I'd appreciate it! 4 ply to me is like baby weight to you but worsted is thicker than DK but thinner than chunky as far as I know ...so "4ply worsted" just seems like a contradiction in terms  Huh
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2008 01:37:15 AM »

Sorry for the confusion.  I didn't realize that there was such a difference in terminology in the UK.  I did a search and here's what I came up with.

CATEGORY 4: MEDIUM: WORSTED-WEIGHT, AFGHAN, ARAN YARN
The most popular weight for knitting and crocheting. An ideal weight for throws and many adult garments. UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 10 ply, Aran weight

This is from an equivalent chart that you will find at:  http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yarnInfo.cgi?equivalents=1

You might like to take a look at the complete chart.  It tells the equivalent for each of the different types of yarns.  I hope this helps.  If you need more info let me know and I'll see if I can find a more clear explanation.

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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2008 02:43:44 AM »

Thanks for that Bettflow, the size of needle/hook is a better indication than the actual words though. I'm assuming 10 ply is a the Aussie variation as it's not something we have over here either  Roll Eyes It looks like LionBrand assume that UK and Australian terms are the same but they aren't  Huh I looked through the list and it says that "sportweight" is 8 ply which is what I'd class as 4 ply  Grin confusion reigns supreme! I guess we're using CHUNKY. It's rare that I come across a label with the little skein with a number in the middle printed on it, it would be a HUGE help if all manufacturers used that.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2008 02:52:16 PM »

You're very welcome:))  I hope it helped out a little bit anyway, lol.  It's got me pretty confused though, lol.  Like our chunky yarn is very heavy/thick yarn where it sounds like yours is not as heavy.  I always thought yarn was yarn was yarn, lol.  Never realized there was so much difference from one country to the next.
I'm with you.  Looks like all manufacturers would just keep it simple and all use the same terminology.  Huh
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