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Topic: what yarn weight is Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2-ply?  (Read 2473 times)
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« on: May 21, 2007 06:41:42 PM »

I've been searching around online and I've seen it called laceweight some places and fingering weight other places. Help? I'm looking to substitute another yarn and I need to know which weight to look for!

« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007 07:16:28 PM »

You might find it here: http://yarndex.com/

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 07:29:50 PM »

This might help as well.

Wool Festival.com's Yarn Weight chart:

The "Standard" Yarn Weight System chart:

And the Knit Picks Yarn Weight Chart and Descriptions:
"Fingering weight yarn is often used for baby items, socks, and awe inspiring Fair Isle patterns. Fingering weight is sometimes listed as baby yarn and is about double the weight of lace yarn. It also works well if you would like to knit a lace shawl with a bit of substance."


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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 08:02:14 PM »

I already checked Yarndex (first place I went, actually) and they don't list Jade Sapphire yarns (not that I saw anyway).

I'm familiar with yarn weights and the differences between them but in the US 2-ply simply means that the yarn is made of two plies, not a specific yarn weight so I'm not sure if in this specific case that's the weight description (as 2-ply would insinuate in other countries' systems) or if it simply means it is composed of two plies (as it would be interpreted by the US system, regardless of the thickness of those plies).

WPI won't work in this instance because I do not have a sample of the yarn in question to wrap. Unless anyone else happens to know the WPI for this particular yarn.

After more searching, the consensus seems to be that it is fingering weight, not laceweight. The few places that had it listed as laceweight just threw me off.
Either way, I think I can get gauge with a fingering weight substitute yarn. Here's hoping. Wink

Thanks for your help though. Smiley

« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007 12:02:59 AM »

Interweave knits lists it as 16 wpi when they used it in the winter 06 issue, if that helps at all. I'm subbing it with a handspun that is roughly 16 wpi, and looks about fingering weight.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007 02:09:02 AM »

Australian yarns weights are measured in ply's. For example a Sportweight is 8ply.
2ply would be considered, in my experience to be a laceweight. Fingering would be a 4-5ply.

Hope this helps.
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007 07:33:26 AM »

Ah, thank you! I was pretty sure IWK gave WPI for the yarns they use but I'll be darned if I can figure out where I set that issue down the other day after I was looking at the pattern.  Embarrassed

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