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« on: October 13, 2009 12:56:42 PM »

I'm no knitter but I have 10 x 50g balls of raspberry cotton yarn. I would love to make a chunky scarf could I just double up the yarn?
Also I know it sounds silly but how would I do it without making an almighty mess?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009 05:22:47 PM »

Yes you can double it. You need to wrap it into two seperate balls first. I read that you can then put both balls in a large ziplock, leaving a small opening for both yarn ends threaded through. I just place them in my lap and go at it.

My crocheted sock monkey cozies, used three strands.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009 05:01:30 AM »

Do it do it do it. Gogogo.

You definitely have enough yarn. Just take two strands from different balls and knit with them as if you're using one.

You'll need to size up your needles by a few sizes. Just experiment to see what's comfortable and looks good. I usually use size 6mm or 7mm with double 8-ply yarn.

Also, the idea that ysmeine posted sounds like a good thing to try. My knitting always gets really knotty when I try this.

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