Working With Two Yarns Held Together

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Duration: 6:30

Holding two (or more) yarns together to knit might seem like a daunting task, but with a little bit of planning, it’s much easier than you might think. In this video, Jen Lucas discusses working with two yarns held together and how you can calculate the needle size to get an approximate needle size to get started on your project.

Jen first looks at the Odds and Ends Cowl, which is found on our free pattern page. The cowl is worked by holding two worsted weight yarns together to create a chunky-knit fabric. It’s a great way to use up leftovers from other projects to create something fun and unique.

When it comes to determining the needle size to use, there are some general guidelines. Jen notes that these guidelines are just a jumping off point – you may need to do a bit of swatching to determine if you are happy with the fabric.

– Two lace-weight yarns held together yields approximately a fingering weight yarn.
– Two fingering weight yarns held together yields approximately a DK-weight yarn.
– Two sport weight yarns held together yields approximately a light worsted weight yarn.
– Two DK-weight yarns held together yields approximately a worsted/heavy worsted weight yarn.
– Two worsted weight yarns held together yields approximately a bulky weight yarn.

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