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« on: January 21, 2006 12:59:58 PM »

HELLO!

I would really like to knit 'tank girl' but am having trouble working out what weight GGH Goa is... I'm from New Zealand so yarn is marked as 4ply / 8ply/ etc and we don't get any of the American brands of wool.... I usually work out the conversion but this one is stumping me .. is GGH the weight? I asked the lady down at my LYS and she guessed by looking at the size of the needles it could be either 10 or 12 ply... but wasn't sure.

SO... if there is anyone out there who is bi-lingual in yarn weights that would be great if you could shed some light on this... or even if someone could tell me if this GGH Goa wool is the same as Worsted weight or Chunky weight ... that would be GREAT!


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2006 01:02:34 PM »

i looked it up on yarndex.com,
it's described as a heavy worsted weight.
http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=12
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2006 01:14:07 PM »

THANK-YOU!

That web site is great .... from there I was able to google for the conversion and found out that it's 12 ply!

Any other Aust/N.Zers out there I've found a great web site that converts US/ UK and AUST/NZ knitting terms

http://www.kcgtrading.com/conversioncharts.htm

...thanks again .... now for the hard part ... what colour!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006 08:11:52 PM »

oo, making a tank girl? im working on mine right now! the woman at the lys had to look up a sub in her handy book, but the one i chose im not so sure i like. but! im on the back now so we will see! you should post a picture when you are done, i havent seen a whole lot of them on here. mine is debbie bliss alpaca/silk blend in a light purple.. kinda washes me out and its so fluffly i think it might look weird... Tongue but i love it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008 06:50:02 AM »

any other suggestion on a sub yarn i could use? 
how did you debbie bliss alpaca/silk blend turn out?
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008 06:10:17 PM »

I'm using Blue Sky Alpaca's Dyed Cotton in sky blue. It's really soft and comfy, and I'm only half finished with the tank so far, but I really like it.
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